Dani Alves has announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, just hours after captaining Brazil to a 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America and chipping in with a goal.
The flamboyant full-back joined the French club in 2017 after spells at Sevilla, Barcelona and Juventus, but he did not say what his next move would be after leaving Paris.
“Another cycle in my life ends today, a victorious cycle, one of learning and experiences,” Alves, 36, wrote on Instagram.
‘I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one … you make this club a little more special.’
‘It was two years of resilience and continuous reinventing to fulfill my mission, but in life everything has a beginning, a middle and an end and now the time has come to put that final point here.’
‘I apologize if at any point I was not up to the pitch, I apologize if at some point I made a mistake, just tried to give my best.’
‘Thanks to all the companions for the moments lived, the laughter together, the boredom that your lazy spirits have put me through.’
‘If you ever remember me, be like the GOOD CRAZY of each day, with a beautiful smile on your face, with a pure energy of soul, as a professional worker and committed to the goals …. as someone who just wanted to you were better each day and you tried to make them understand the true meaning of the word team.’
‘A big hug to all and hope you do not miss my crazy things’
Alves, who replaced club mate Neymar as Brazil captain for the Copa America last month, won two Ligue 1 titles and one French Cup in his two seasons at Parc des Princes.