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16th Apr 2018

Only one player has won as many trophies as Dani Alves after he wins Ligue 1 with PSG

He's still got to win one more to be out on his own...

Simon Lloyd

Dani Alves has made quite a habit of winning stuff over the course of his professional football career.

The Brazilian, who turned down Manchester City in the summer, helped Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title on Sunday night, battering reigning champions AS Monaco 7-1 to confirm their status as French champions.

For Alves, who won many of his titles while at Barcelona, this was the 36th major honour of his club career. Yep, 36. Not bad going at all, really.

To put it into context, this now moves the right back ahead of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, who ended his club career with 35 honours to his name. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who also represented United and PSG along with Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and both Milan clubs, only has 33 (ha, ‘only’).

Despite his latest triumph – his third since joining PSG from Juventus last summer – Alves still isn’t out on his own as the most decorated of club footballers. Instead, he’ll have to share that title with countryman Maxwell. At least for now.

According to The Mirror, Maxwell, who retired last year after a career which saw him win honours at Cruzeiro, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona and PSG, also finished up with 36 winner’s medals.

Assuming Alves stays on for another year at PSG, you’d fancy him to be undisputed number one in 12 months’ time.