‘Barca legend’ Dani Alves met friends in Korea after 21 years

[스포츠한국 이재호 기자] Dani Alves (39), a legendary Barcelona player, visited Korea ahead of the A-match evaluation match against Korea and expressed the joy of meeting a Korean friend after 21 years.

ⓒDani Alves SNS

On the 29th, Alves released photos and memories of a Korean friend he met for the first time in 21 years on his SNS. Currently, Alves is a member of the Brazilian national team and has been staying in Korea since the 26th for the match against the Korean national team on June 2nd.

“Life is a beautiful real story,” Alves said. She reunited with her grumpy friend, whom she had met in Bahia 21 years ago, by accident,” she said. Thank you for everything you did for me,” he said of his friend.

That friend is Kim Sang-deok, who was active in K-League teams such as Suwon Samsung in the mid-2000s. Kim Sang-deok is a player with a history of playing in one K League match for Suwon Samsung in 2005. After playing with Jeonnam Dragons, Seongnam Ilhwa (currently Seongnam FC), Jeonbuk Hyundai, and Daejeon Citizen (currently Daejeon Hana), Kim Sang-deok runs a children’s soccer class in Dongtan, Suwon. It seems that at the time Kim Sang-deok was studying soccer in Brazil, he had a relationship with young Alves. Alves made his professional debut in 2001 in Bahia, Brazil.

Alves said, “I am grateful to my brother Sang-deok Kim for letting me taste spicy food and for lending me soccer boots.”

Alves recalled childhood memories, saying, “It’s so much fun to find important pages in my life.”

Thanks to a friend I met for the first time in 21 years, Alves expressed the joy of regaining the childhood memories that he had forgotten. For Alves, it means that he got the harvest before he came to Korea and played Gyeonggi-do.

Alves played 9 seasons in Barcelona alone, and was a legendary full-back who played a leading role in winning 6 La Liga and 3 Champions League titles. He is a legendary player who played 122 matches for Brazil as well.

Alves, who returned to Barcelona at the age of 39 and even changed his position as a central midfielder, showed his world-class majesty, is likely to participate in the match against the Korean national team.

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