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Dani Alves is now the oldest to play for Barça

Published:6/01/2022 - 16:01h

Updated:6/01/2022 - 16:01h

With his match against Linares, Dani Alves became the oldest player to wear the Blaugrana shirt, at 38 years and 244 days, leaving behind the record of José Manuel Pinto

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The night of the official debut of Dani Alves with the FC Barcelona was of record. The Brazilian turned into the most veteran player in dressing the T-shirt blaugrana with 38 years and 244 days (eight months), surpassing to José Manuel Paint, the one who were 38 years old and 190 days (six months) when it played his last party before withdrawing like professional player on 17 May 2014.

For Alves, the meeting of dieciseisavos of final of the Glass of Rey marked his return to the field with the Barça 2.054 days after his last official party, the final of Glass in front of the Seville on 22 May 2016 (victory 2-0). With his return, the one of Bay already had turned into the most veteran signing in the history of the club and now will be able to expand his records like culé at least until May, when it finalise the present season.

"It is a very special day by everything, for going back, for reviving moments in League, in Glass... It has been magic", commented Alves after the party in front of Linares. On the party, the side ensured that "the team did a big effort. It is necessary to learn to compete and to struggle until the last moment. Only they win those that struggle", expressed the visibly thrilled Brazilian.

The player of 38 years played in Linarejos like carrilero and had constant participation in the game culé, being the footballer that more centres took out (13). In this sense, Dani ensured to feel well during the party. "I have played between the side and the half, treating to fill the spaces and have superiority inside", puntualizó Alves.

90 key minutes for the Barça

Of the 13 centres served by Dani Alves, seven found receptor. Likewise, the yesterday carrilero culé had 88% of precision in the passes, generating besides a total of seven key situations during the 90 minutes, according to the statistics of 'Mark'. On his role in the crash of this Wednesday, the Brazilian ensured that it is a position that dominates "and, with people of quality around, facilitates a lot the things".

The experienced lateral outlines like one of the fixed for the next parties in the eleven of Xavi Hernández for the next parties. The Barça will have to visit the New The Cármenes this Saturday to confront to the Granada by the twentieth day of LaLiga before travelling to Arabia to confront to the Real Madrid by the Supercopa of Spain next Wednesday.

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