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Olympics football: Dani Alves makes history as Brazil defend gold medal

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The 2016 champions outlasted the side who were expected to be their biggest challengers and snatched a winner in extra time. Brazil took the lead through Matheus Cunha in first-half stoppage time.

Brazil beat Spain 2-1 to retain their Olympic football gold medal at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday. However, they were pegged back by a stunning volley from Mikel Oyarzabal and the team could not be separated after 90 minutes.

In the second half of extra-time, Malcom fired home to give Brazil a lead that they would not give up.

Andre Jardine’s men survived the remaining minutes and celebrated emphatically upon the full-time whistle. One of the most emotional was 38-year-old legend Dani Alves.

The Olympics football tournament is generally an under-23 affair, with three overage exceptions permitted.

This allowed Alves to be his country’s talisman and lead them to this triumph.

Dani Alves’ Gigantic Trophy Cabinet

BAHIA: 2001-02

Campeonato Baiano – 2001

Copa do Nordeste (2) – 2001, 2002

SEVILLA: 2002-08

Copa del Rey – 2006/07

Supercopa de Espana – 2007

Uefa Cup (2) – 2005/06, 2006/07

Uefa Super Cup – 2006

BARCELONA: 2008-16

La Liga (6) – 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16

Copa del Rey (4) – 2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16

Supercopa de Espana (4) – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Champions League (3) – 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15

Uefa Super Cup (3) – 2009, 2011, 2015

Fifa Club World Cup (3) – 2009, 2011, 2015

JUVENTUS: 2016-17

Serie A – 2016/17

Coppa Italia – 2016/17

PSG: 2017-19

Ligue 1 (2) – 2017/18, 2018/19

Coupe de France – 2017/18

Coupe de la Ligue – 2017/18

Trophee des Champions (2) – 2017, 2018

SAO PAULO 2019-present

Campeonato Paulista – 2021

BRAZIL: 2006-present

Copa America (2) – 2007, 2019

Confederations Cup (2) – 2009, 2013

Olympic gold medal – 2021

It also allowed him personally to cement his status as the most decorated individual footballer in the history of the sport. There is debate over exactly how many ‘titles’ Alves has won, with some discounting some of the minor cups he won with Bahia in his early days.

However, if you include absolutely everything, as we have done in the box above, then his tally comes to a whopping 45 career honors.

Source – MbareTimes.com

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