Due to “sexual abuse” … the Mexican club terminated the contract with the most titled player in the history of football
Mexican club president Leopoldo Silva announced the termination of the contract of Brazilian defender Dani Alves after he was detained on Friday amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
“As of today, the club has decided to terminate the employment contract with Alves for a good reason,” Silva said at a press conference held today, Saturday, according to the Spanish portal Relevo.
And a court in Barcelona announced on the 10th of this month that it had “opened an investigation into an alleged sexual offense following a complaint filed by a woman against a football player” without mentioning the player’s name. At the same time, an informed source confirmed to AFP that this accusation concerns Alves.
A spokesman for the Catalan police explained: “This morning he came to the police station in Les Corts, the area of Barcelona where he was “summoned. He was arrested on his way” to the court in Barcelona. Barcelona.
Alves, suspected of being involved in the attack on a woman in a Barcelona nightclub in late December 2022, testified in court, but the veteran Brazilian defender and his accompanying delegation deny all charges.
Dani Alves, 39, spent a few days on vacation in the province of Catalonia after participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the Brazilian national team, where he became the oldest player to play for the Selesão at the World Cup. final before returning to his current club Pumas Onam, Mexico, who will join from July 2022.
Alves, who defended the colors of several clubs such as the Brazilian Bahia and São Paulo, the Spanish Barcelona and Sevilla, the Italian Juventus and the French Paris Saint-Germain, is considered the most decorated footballer in history with 43 titles.
The Brazilian started his titled career with Spanish side Sevilla, with whom he won 5 titles, one in the Copa del Rey and one in the Spanish Super Cup, the same number in the European Super Cup and two titles in the European Union Cup (currently the Europa League).
Then came the brightest era in Alves’ career with Barcelona, with which he crowned all 23 titles: 6 in the League, 4 in the Copa del Rey and the same number in the local Super Cup, 3 in the Champions League, the same number in the European Super Cup and 3 in the Club world championship.
After that, the Brazilian moved to Juventus, Italy, who, despite playing only one season with him, crowned him with League and Cup titles and then donned a Paris Saint-Germain shirt and crowned him with six titles (2 in Ligue 1, a French Cup title and another in the League Cup) and two French Super Cup titles).
Alves then returned to his hometown in Brazil with Sao Paulo where he led him to victory in the Sao Paulo Regional Championship.
As for Brazil, Alves holds two Copa América titles and the same number of Confederations Cups, in addition to the 2003 World Youth Championship title, as well as a gold medal in Tokyo.
Source: TASS agency.