This is the horrible moment that Juventus defender, Dani Alves suffered a broken fibula.
It’s not the most pleasant of viewing when the replay shows it close up and front the front angle. Dani Alves signed for the Italian champions from Barcelona in the summer and has settled in as the clubs first-choice right back.
The extent of the Brazilian right-back’s fractured left fibula is not yet known. Meanwhile, Leonardo Bonucci’s thigh strain is expected to rule him out for up to 60 days. Both players picked up their injuries in Juventus’ 3-1 defeat at Genoa.
Take a look at the footage below. We sincerely hope he recovers soon!
Dani Alves – Biography
Alves is a Brazilian footballer, who played the majority of his senior career with Spanish giants, Barcelona. During his time with the Catalans, Alves won a host of trophies, including three in the Champions League.
Born in Juazeiro, Brazil, Dani Alves signed for the local youth side and was quickly recognised as a talented player. He moved to Bahia, where he eventually turned professional.
In 2001, Spanish side, Sevilla signed Alves after impressing scouts in South America.
During his 6 years with Sevilla, Alves attracted a lot of praise for his playing style and quality and in 2008 signed for Barcelona.
Dani Alves played under Pep Guardiola during the clubs most successful period in history. Guardiola led the club – including Alves – to three La Liga titles, Two Copa del Rey’s, three Supercopa de España, two UEFA Champions League victories, two UEFA Super Cup’s and two FIFA Club World Cup victories.
Alves stands as one of the most trophy-laden players to have left Brazil and at 33 years of age is hopeful there’s still more to come.
In his fifteen-year senior-career to date, Alves has an incredible thirty-one honours to his name, achieved with three different professional clubs.