Dani Alves Overtakes Pele as the Most Successful Brazilian Footballer

Dani Alves has moved past Pele to become the most successful Brazilian footballer of all time after Barcelona secured the La Liga title yesterday..

The right-back made it sixth La Liga titles in total after Luis Suarez’s hat-trick sealed a 3-0 victory over Granada to give the Catalans a second consecutive league title and 24th overall, Goal writes.

The latest triumph is the 30th of Alves’ career to date, and the 33-year-old moves one clear of three-time World Cup winner Pele, who won 29 trophies during his glittering professional career.

Alves also hit another individual milestone during the match as he registered his 100th assist in La Liga by setting up Suarez’s second of the match just before half-time.

Only teammate Lionel Messi and Portuguese legend Luis Figo have registered more assists in La Liga than the Brazilian right-back.

Alves, whose future at the club remains uncertain, has been called up by Brazil coach Dunga for this summer’s Copa America Centenaro in the United States.