Dani Alves Joins List Of Sport’s Most Decorated Athletes, But Who Are The Others?
Dani Alves is the definition of a serial winner, and has enjoyed a trophy-laden career, winning everywhere he’s been.
Brazil’s victory over Spain in the Olympic football final in Tokyo added yet another title to the right-back’s illustrious trophy cabinet, which currently boasts an incredible 43 major honours.
He has tasted victory with Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Sao Paulo and Brazil with his most successful period coming in Catalonia, where he lifted six LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, four Supercopa de Espana crowns, three Champions Leagues, three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups.
Alves has cemented his place in sporting folklore as the most decorated footballer of all time, and here are some other athletes who have a more than impressive list of titles to their name.
United States swimmer Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals throughout his career. 23 of those are gold, three silver and two bronze.
At the 2016 Olympics he became the oldest individual gold medallist in the history of Olympic swimming and the first swimmer to win four consecutive gold four times in a row in the same event. He also holds the record for most world records set with 39.
Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls through the most successful period in their history in the 1990s, winning all there was to win.
His most notable achievements in the sport include six NBA Championships, six NBA Finals MVP awards, 5 NBA Most Valuable Player titles, 14 NBA All-Star call ups and 10 scoring leader titles in the NBA.
Tennis star Serena Williams has dominated the women’s game for years, winning a remarkable 23 Grand Slam titles – the most of any female player.
She’s also one 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all of which she achieved with her sister Venus, as well as five WTA Tour Championships wins and four Olympic gold medals, three of which came in the doubles event with her sister and are also a record.
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles during his career including 20 Grand Slams, which is a record tied with both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the men’s game, as well as a record six ATP finals.
He’s also enjoyed 310 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, along with a record 237 consecutive weeks at the number one spot and has ended the year as the best in the world five times.
Jack Nicklaus is the most decorated golfer of all-time, with 18 major victories to his name. Tiger Woods is second in the majors list having won 15, with his last victory coming at the 2016 Masters.
Nicklaus also has the most PGA Championships ever with five, a record tied with Walter Hagen.