Dani Alves, a Brazilian football legend, has been dragged to court after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub in Spain, Catalonia’s Supreme Court stated on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
According to Reuters, after Catalonia’s Supreme Court confirmed him as the accused, the former Barcelona and Juventus defender denied any wrongdoing.
Catalonia’s Supreme Court in a statement said that it had opened proceedings “for an alleged crime of sexual assault as a result of the complaint filed by a woman for events that allegedly occurred in a nightclub in Barcelona last month”.
“The statement did not specifically name Alves but a court spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters he was the subject of the complaint. She said the case was under investigation but the court had no more information,” Reuters added in their report.
Danie Alves despite admitting that he was at the nightclub in question denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted someone.
“I was dancing and having a good time without invading anyone’s space. I don’t know who this lady is… How could I do that to a woman? No,” he said.
Dani Alves Trophies
Meanwhile, Dani Alves appears to be the most decorated footballer in history, having won 43 titles in his career.
During his 20-year career in Brazil, Spain, France and Italy he won two UEFA Cups, five Copa del Reys, six La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions Leagues, four UEFA Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups, one Serie A, one Coppa Italia, one Ligue 1, one Coupe de France, one Coupe de la Ligue, one Campeonato Paulista, two Copa Americas, and one Olympics.