Born in Juazeiro, Brazil in 1983. The Brazilian soccer player who is currently playing as a fullback for La Liga club FC Barcelona and his country’s national team, has an estimated net worth of $50 million. His career officially began when he joined Esporte Clube Bahia back in 2001 prior to his loan switch to Spanish side Sevilla where he later joined permanently. At the club, he made 175 appearances and scored 11 goals. In 2008 Alves moved to Barcelona and since then, he has established himself as a key player, playing a part in the club’s successes in La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Club World Cup and many more. Internationally, he made a breakthrough into Brazil’s national team in 2006 and has to date had 79 caps and registered 6 goals to his name. With his country, he has won FIFA World Youth Championship in 2003, Copa America in 2007, and FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 and 2013. Alves has also won several individual awards including La Liga’s Best Defender, UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player, UEFA Super Cup Man of the Match, UEFA Team of the Year and more.