Dani Alves wins 32nd major trophy

Dani Alves wins 32nd major trophy
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Dani Alves just won the 32nd major club honour of his stellar career.

THIRTY TWO. Think about that for minute. After he scored in Juventus’ 2-0 win against Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, the Brazilian right-back now has lifted THIRTY TWO different, decent, proper, top level trophies.

It’s a remarkable achievement, the scale of which only becomes apparent when you compare Alves’ personal trophy cabinet to that of every other footballer on Earth.

The Coppa Italia is Alves’ first title with Juve, whom he joined last summer… but as his 32nd, it has added significance.

When you consider only trophies won with club sides (i.e. not individual awards or international honours), this latest triumph draws Alves level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the third most decorated footballer in the world.

With Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United, Zlatan has won 32 trophies – the same number Alves has won in his time with Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona and now Juve.

When you consider only trophies won with club sides (i.e. not individual awards or international honours), this latest triumph draws Alves level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the third most decorated footballer in the world.

With Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United, Zlatan has won 32 trophies – the same number Alves has won in his time with Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona and now Juve.

Both will have the chance to add to their tallies in the coming days (Zlatan could yet claim his first Europa League medal, while Alves is set to add his first Serie A title and a possible fourth Champions League).

Interestingly, even if that all happens, neither of them will catch the men in first and second on the list of ‘Footballers With The Biggest Personal Trophy Cabinets’.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is currently second, with 35 major honours – which is not terribly surprising.

But the guy at the top of the list? That may be a bit of a shock.

It’s not Lionel Messi (currently on 29), Andres Iniesta (30) or any of the other names you’re currently thinking about.

It is, oddly, Brazilian left-back Maxwell.

In a career with Cruzeiro, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona and PSG, Maxwell – who only won 10 caps for Brazil – has lifted an astonishing 36 major trophies.

Which just goes to show; if you play for the right teams, you can win…well, everything.

Here’s the full breakdown of exactly what football’s top trophy-lifters have won:

Dani Alves: 32 trophies

Campeonato Baiano: 2001.

Campeonato do Nordeste: 2001, 2002.

Copa del Rey: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16.

Spanish Super Cup: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.

UEFA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07.

UEFA Super Cup: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015.

La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015-16.

Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15.

Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015.

Italian Cup: 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 32 trophies

2 x Eredivisie: 2001-02, 2003-04

1 x Dutch Cup: 2001-02

1 x Dutch Super Cup: 2002

6 x Serie A: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11

3 x Supercoppa Italiana: 2006, 2008, 2011

1 x Spanish Super Cup: 2009

1 x European Super Cup: 2009

1 x Club World Cup: 2009

1 x La Liga: 2009-10

1 x Spanish Super Cup: 2010

4 x Ligue 1: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

3 x Trophee des Champions: 2013, 2014, 2015

3 x Coupe de la Ligue: 2014, 2015, 2016

2 x Coupe de France: 2015, 2016

1 x Community Shield: 2016

1 x League Cup: 2017

Ryan Giggs: 35 trophies

13 x Premier League: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000,2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

4 x FA Cup: 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04

3 x League Cup: 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009-10

9 x Community Shield: 1993, 1994, 1996,1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013

2 x Champions League: 1998–99, 2007–08

1 x UEFA Super Cup: 1991

1 x Intercontinental Cup: 1999

1 x FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Maxwell: 36 trophies

1 x Copa do Brasil: 2000

2 x Eredivisie: 2001-02, 2003-04

2 x Dutch Cup: 2001-02, 2005-06

2 x Dutch Super Cup: 2002, 2005

3 x Serie A: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09

2 x Italian Super Cup: 2006, 2008

2 x La Liga: 2009-10, 2010-11

3 x Spanish Super Cup: 2009, 2010, 2011

1 x Champions League: 2010-11

2 x UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011

2 x Club World Cup: 2009, 2011

4 x Ligue 1: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

2 x French Cup: 2014-15, 2015-16

3 x French League Cup: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

4 x French Super Cup: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Seriously impressive stuff.

The question is… who are the players who might one day surpass Maxwell’s 36 major medals?

Could this guy – who has already won 15 trophies at the age of 25 – be the man to match his compatriot’s total haul?

Only time will tell…

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