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Brazil: 45,000 Sao Paulo fans give new signing Dani Alves rapturous reception02:53

Brazil: 45,000 Sao Paulo fans give new signing Dani Alves rapturous reception

Brazil, Sao Paulo
August 7, 2019 at 05:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Some 45,000 fans filled the Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo on Tuesday night to welcome new signing Dani Alves upon his return to Brazil.

The former Barcelona, Juventus and PSG right-back returns to the country as the most decorated player in the history of football, with over 40 trophies won across his career.

"I have the goal of playing at the 2022 World Cup, and that requires me to be in a club that gives me this opportunity and trusts me and believes in me and my history with football, always built with sacrifice and effort," Alves said after signing a three-year contract with Sao Paulo FC.

"I don't want you to think I came here to put an end to my career, I have lots of ambitions ahead and one is to make history in Sao Paulo," he added.

Fans gave the star, who has 115 caps for his country, a rapturous reception as he entered the stadium where he posed for photos and kicked balls into the stands.

Brazil: 45,000 Sao Paulo fans give new signing Dani Alves rapturous reception02:53
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Some 45,000 fans filled the Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo on Tuesday night to welcome new signing Dani Alves upon his return to Brazil.

The former Barcelona, Juventus and PSG right-back returns to the country as the most decorated player in the history of football, with over 40 trophies won across his career.

"I have the goal of playing at the 2022 World Cup, and that requires me to be in a club that gives me this opportunity and trusts me and believes in me and my history with football, always built with sacrifice and effort," Alves said after signing a three-year contract with Sao Paulo FC.

"I don't want you to think I came here to put an end to my career, I have lots of ambitions ahead and one is to make history in Sao Paulo," he added.

Fans gave the star, who has 115 caps for his country, a rapturous reception as he entered the stadium where he posed for photos and kicked balls into the stands.

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