Dani Alves is still in custody on sexual assault charges. But there are much more problems on his mind. Not only is his last club, the Mexican UNAM Pumas, demanding $5 million in damages from him, but his sponsorship deal with Adidas expired in January.
“El Confidencial” adds that the footballer owes the tax office 2.25 million euros and his apartment in Sant Feliu de Llobregat has been seized for debts. And this is not the end. Although the Brazilian has founded as many as six companies in recent years, only two have survived. In 2019-21, four companies had to close. He only has Cedro Esport and Bahia Ilheus Real Estate operating on the real estate market.
Dani Alves accused of rape
The crime of which the player is suspected took place on December 30 in one of the clubs in Barcelona. The 126-times Brazilian international was initially accused of molesting a woman whose hands he supposedly stuck under her underwear. The next day, during the testimony, Alves’ situation worsened. The woman testified that the footballer hit her and then raped her.
The most successful footballer in history (as many as 45 team trophies) is confused in the testimonies. He had already presented three different versions of events. At first he denied everything. He then admitted that he knew the woman from that night at the club, but there was no closer contact between them. Finally, he stated that it was she who attacked him, and the relationship was consensual. The player faces up to 18 years in prison.
After the scandal broke, Pumas UNAM terminated his contract. He has been a player of the Mexican club since last summer. This season, the Brazilian has played in 13 games, in which he had five assists. In the past, he played in Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG. The experienced defender was also in the Brazil squad at the World Cup in Qatar. He achieved his greatest success at the Catalan club, with whom he won the Champions League three times.
Tristin is an accomplished author and journalist, known for his in-depth and engaging writing on sports. He currently works as a writer at 247 News Agency, where he has established himself as a respected voice in the sports industry.