Diego Alves

Team Flamengo Flamengo
Position Goalkeeper
Height / weight 1.87 m / 80 kg
Born Jun 24, 1985
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Number 1
Team History
Flamengo Flamengo 2017 - present
Valencia CF Valencia 2011 - 2017
UD Almeria UD Almeria 2007 - 2011

Diego Alves is a professional football player. He hails from Brazil and of the end of the 2021 season, he plays for Flamengo in the Serie A in Brazilian Football. Most of his professional career was spent in Spain playing for the Union Deportiva Almeria in the Segunda Division. Alves played for Almeria from 2007 to 2011.

He also plays for the Brazilian National team and he was part of the team sent to the 2008 Olympics. They won a bronze medal.

Player Profile

Alves was born on June 24, 1985, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His full name is Diego Alves Carreira. He stands 187 cm. tall and his listed weight is 80 kilograms. He is a goalkeeper and wears the No.1 Jersey for Flamengo.

Alves once shared the record for the most penalty saves in the history of Spanish Football with Andoni Zubizarreta. He made 16 saves out of 37 in a game against Real Madrid.

Youth Career

As a young player, Alves played for Botafogo-SP from 2001 to 2003. He also started his professional career playing for Atletico Mineiro. Atletico would also be the first team he played for professionally in his senior career.

He also played for Brazil as a youth, and he was part of the U23 Brazilian National Football team that played in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Senior Career

Alves started his professional career playing for Atletico Mineiro. He played for them from 2004 to 2007. The team is based in Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais. Alves made 54 appearances on the team.

After Atletico, moved on to play for Almeria in the Segunda Division of the Spanish Football Federation. Alves was with them for 5 years from 2007 to 2011. In total, he made 123 appearances for Almeria. Following Almeria, Alves moved to Valencia and was with the team from 2011 to 2017. He appeared in 146 games for Valencia.

After leaving Brazil to play for European teams, Alves went back to his home country to play for the Brazilian Club Ragatas do Flamengo or simply known as Flamengo. He has been the goalkeeper for Flamengo since 2017.

National Teams

  • 2008 - Brazil U23
  • 2011-2017 - Brazil

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