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The Reason Why Dani Alves Has Changed Paris Saint-Germain Shirt Numbers Is Class

The Reason Why Dani Alves Has Changed Paris Saint-Germain Shirt Numbers Is Class

Get used to seeing Dani Alves in a No.13 this season.

When the Brazilian full-back signed for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, he was assigned the No.32 shirt.

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With the new French season underway, Alves has opted to change numbers ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

He's switched to No.13 in honour of Zagallo.

The legendary Brazilian coach viewed 13 as a lucky number and became one of his symbols.

Image: PA
Image: PA
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Alves posted a picture of his new PSG shirt accompanied with a heartfelt message.

"For me as you well know the most important stories are written by their owners, the pages are not the most important, but what will be written on them," the 35-year-old wrote on Instagram via Google Translate.

Image: Dani Alves/Instagram
Image: Dani Alves/Instagram

He added: "I always like to change numbers and honor people who somehow inspire me, people that have meaning in my life .... this time goes to our idol and unforgettable Old wolf Zagallo ... always believed that any homage it should be made in life.

"A person who did what he did for our football, a people who knows how difficult it is to be successful in what we do and a people who cheer for other people always deserve my respect and admiration.

"Ahhh, just one thing, no one's gonna swallow me no, you might try to gag."

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

It's not the first time Alves has swapped shirt numbers.

Whilst at Barcelona, he donned No.6, No.20 and No.22 match shirts between 2008 to 2016.

Meanwhile, Alves continues to recover from knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup, and is expected to return to action in the next few weeks.

Topics: Dani Alves, Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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