World's most decorated player: Alves bests Messi, Ronaldo

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World's most decorated player: Alves bests Messi, Ronaldo

Dani Alves won his 32nd major club honour of his stellar career on Wednesday to join the league of players who have won more that 30 trophies following Wednesday's Copp Italia triumph with Juventus, securing more trophies than Critiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.


After he scored in Juventus' 2-0 win against Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, the Brazilian right-back now has lifted thirty two different, decent, proper, top level trophies.

When you consider only trophies won with club sides (i.e. not individual awards or international honours), this latest triumph draws Alves level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the third most decorated footballer in the world.

With Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United, Zlatan has won 32 trophies - the same number Alves has won in his time with Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona and now Juve.

Both will have the chance to add to their tallies in the coming days (Zlatan could yet claim his first Europa League medal, while Alves is set to add his first Serie A title and a possible fourth Champions League). The Coppa Italia is Alves' first title with Juve, whom he joined last summer but as his 32nd, it has added significance.

Interestingly, even if that all happens, neither of them will catch the men in first and second on the list of 'Footballers With The Biggest Personal Trophy Cabinets'. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is currently second, with 35 major honours - which is not terribly surprising.

The guy at the top of the list is not Lionel Messi (currently on 29), Andres Iniesta (30) or any of the other notable name. Oddly, Brazilian left-back Maxwell sits top of that log. In a career with Cruzeiro, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona and PSG, Maxwell - who only won 10 caps for Brazil - has lifted an astonishing 36 major trophies.

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