Sunday, May 14, 2006

Daniel Alves

Another Brazilian you say? Well, they breed them, I just write about them. Sevilla left back Daniel Alves was the best player on the pitch in this week’s UEFA Cup final against Middlesbrough.

It’s not often that a right back is described in these terms; the position is often thankless and anonymous as you are always being run at by the oppositions fastest players, but on this occasion it was Alves doing the running and Sevilla doing the scoring to the tune of 4-0.

In the match Alves was fantastic. His finest moment was when he set up the first goal on 27 minutes when he dribbled forward into Middlesbrough’s half and sent in a wicked looping cross which allowed Luis Fabiano a glancing header to the inside of right-hand post. In addition to the goal he was a constant torment.

The 23 year old is a native of Juazeiro, first club was FC Bahia, but after some great performances in Brazil’s youth sides he soon moved to Europe, Sevilla originally signing him on a 6 month loan. His runs down the wing and defensive presence were impressive from the start and the player was quickly given a permanent contract. During 2003’s World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates he was awarded recognition as one of the top 3 players, rare for a fullback.

Daniel Alves looks set to take over for Cafu in the Brazilian national team when the ageless wonder eventually calls it quits. Barcelona president Joan Laporta has reportedly made an offer for the player in recent weeks. He scored against Barca last week in their 3-2 followup win to the UEFA Cup success.

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Blogger Rui Rocha said...

A great player, Dani Alves!

5/15/2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger hedgehogman said...

Lucky to Brazilian player and also the club who had him. They bought him in a cheap or average price, then the player show his skill in Europe.

Everybody know what it means, price will burst up and everybody got happyd

5/15/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger backcare said...

Thank you for your blogger about football,I’d like to exchange message with you:

Motto of different country FIFA2006 world cup team
1.We are football >Germany<
2.orange on the road to gold Netherlands
3.Liberte,Egalite,Jules Rimet >France<
4.Never-ending legend,united Korea
5.2006,It's Swiss o'clock
6.A passion to win and a thirst to succeed
7.angola lead the way,our team is our people
8.get up,argentina are on the move
9.australia's socceroos-bound for glory
10.vehicle monitored by 180 million brazilian heart
11.our army is the team,our weapon is the ball,let's get to germany and give it our all Costarica
12.ecuador my life,football my passion,the cup my goal
13.come on the elephants!win the cup in style
14.one nation,one trophy,eleven lions ENGLAND
15.go black stars,the stars of our world > Ghana<
16.stars of Persia
17.blue pride,italy in our hearts
18.light up your samurai spirit Japan
19.to the finals with fire in our hearts "> Croatia<
20.aztec passion across the world
21.from the heart of america...this is the guarani spirit
22.white and red,dangerous and brave >Poland<
23.with a flag in the window and a nation on the pitch,forca Portugal
24.the green hawks cannot be stopped > Saudi Arabia<
25.fight!show spirit!come on!you have the support of everyone >Sweden<
26.for the love of the game
27.spain,one country,one goal
28 with our support,ukraine cannot fail to win
29.here come the soca warriors-the fighting spirit of the Caribbean
30.belief and a lion's strength,for victory and our fans > Czech<
31.the carthage eagles...higher and stronger than ever
32.united we play,united we win>UNITED STATE<

Dr Han (Super football fans) fromwww.fifaworldcup-yahoo.co.uk
contents from www.backachetherapy.co.uk

5/21/2006 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry dude, alves is a RIGHT wing back

5/22/2006 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Portuguese duo in counterfeting ring?


5/23/2006 11:04 PM  
Blogger omarov said...

i just found your blog and, to be honest, you are touching on nice topics and i liked your writing. but just a correction, daniel alves is a right winger...

7/21/2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger omarov said...

nice blog site. just a correction: daniel alves is a right winger .

7/21/2006 10:36 AM  
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