Manchester United target Dani Alves: I'm the most successful Brazilian since Pele

Dani Alves

Brazilian full-back Dani Alves on his successful career so far.

Brazilian full-back Dani Alves has made a very self-confident claim to the media in his homeland, which may get a number of backs up.

The Barcelona defender told a Spanish media outlet, that he was the most successful footballer to hail from Brazil in his generation, and the one before that.

He is quoted by newspaper O Globo in his homeland: "In Brazil, they do not give importance to me.

But I'm important. After Pele, who is the Brazilian who has more titles in football than me?

"It's a crazy thing, how I have been so fortunate."

Alves, linked with a transfer to Manchester United by The Mirror only last week, has quite a medal collection but is missing an important one. 

During his time with Barcelona and Sevilla he has won four La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys, two Champions Leagues, two UEFA Cups, and two FIFA Club World Cups.

He is missing the one trophy which Brazilians covet more than any other however, and that is international football's biggest prize, the World Cup.

Two-time World Cup winning captain Cafu could really be the one to claim to be the most successful since Pele, and even make it arguable that Alves is not even the most celebrated right-back.

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