Dani Alves sores winning goal on debut for Brazilian side Sao Paulo against Ceara
Dani Alves, who recently signed a three-year deal with Sao Paulo, found the back of the net in the 40th minute to score the only goal of the game against Ceara.
Brazil veteran Dani Alves scored the winning goal on his debut for Sao Paulo
Alves found back of net in 40th minute to score the only goal of game against Ceara
Alves recently joined the Brazilian club on a three-year deal
Sao Paulo: Brazil veteran Dani Alves scored the winning goal on his debut for Sao Paulo on Sunday, weeks after signing a three-year deal with the club.
Alves, 36, found the back of the net in the 40th minute to score the only goal of the game against Ceara.
Alves and Spanish international Juanfran, 34, are the stars for Sao Paulo, who snapped up both players after their contracts with European clubs expired.
Alves' return to Brazil after 17 years playing for top clubs in Europe has had a big impact on his home country.
The right-back played for Sevilla before going on to play for Barcelona, Juventus and PSG, collecting nine national league titles along the way — six in Spain, one in Italy and two in France.
He has collected 40 trophies in all with club and country including three Champions League titles with Barcelona and two UEFA Cups with Sevilla He has also won two Copa Americas with Brazil, most recently in July when he was named player of the tournament as he captained them to victory over Peru in the final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
Juanfran arrived in Sao Paulo after an extensive career in Spain where he played for Real Madrid, Espanyol, Osasuna and Atletico Madrid.
Madrid reached the semi-finals last season but were resoundingly beaten by Chelsea, whose 3-1 win on aggregate would have been more emphatic had they not missed a cluster of chances in the second leg.
After netting the winner he snatched a camera from a pitch-side photographer to take a snap of the celebrating fans behind the goal.
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