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Dani Alves: I have won more titles than Pele

Dani Alves jokingly claimed to have won more trophies than Pele following Barcelona’s win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday.

The 33-year-old has lifted silverware on 23 occasions at Barcelona alone, including six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.

He previously won two UEFA Cups and the Copa del Rey among five honours with Sevilla, not to mention regional titles with Bahia back home in Brazil.

And the defender has now light-heartedly claimed to boast a bigger medal haul than his illustrious compatriot.

“Pele, you are the king. The King. But I’ve won more titles than you,” Dani Alves said in a video on his Instagram account.

“Relax though, it’s nothing to worry about. If you want to criticise me, then go ahead, but I’m happy.

“They say that history is what counts in football. If that’s the case, then everything’s going well.

“Tell my story [now] because I don’t want to know anything else about football. I’m going to become a chef now…”

There is no denying who holds sway on the international stage, though, Pele having won the World Cup three times, while Dani Alves has just a lone Copa America and two Confederations Cup crowns to show for his Selecao career.

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