Barcelona has revoked Dani Alves’ official club legend title after he was convicted guilty of rape at a Spanish nightclub

According to, Barcelona has removed Dani Alves off the club’s official list of legends following his rape conviction. Last week, Alves was sentenced to four and a half years in prison after being found guilty of raping in a Barcelona nightclub restroom. The disgraced former star won 23 championships with Barcelona but is no longer included in their pantheon of legends, which honors 102 heroes from the past.

Residents in his home Brazilian state of Bahia have demanded that his statue in Juazeiro, which has already been vandalized, be destroyed. Formerly a frequent name in Barcelona’s all-time best XIs, the awful deed that resulted in his imprisonment has left many wanting to remove his identity from the club’s collective memory.

Barcelona has not yet released a statement about the removal of Alves off their list of legendary players. Among his past teammates are Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and current boss Xavi. Alves joined at Barcelona in 2008 and stayed until 2016, winning every prize available to him.

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This included six LaLiga titles and three Champions League wins. During his tenure with the Spanish giants, he was nominated to the FIFA FIFPro World XI six times, cementing his status as the world’s best right-back. Only Messi can top Alves’ 43 trophies won throughout an illustrious career.

On Thursday, the 40-year-old learnt of his destiny as a convicted sex offender, which was a far cry from his former splendor. He has been jailed on remand at Brians 2 Prison near the Catalan capital since his arrest in January of last year. Alves, whose lawyer Ines Guardiola indicated her intention to appeal, declared his innocence on February 7, after taking the stand on the final day of his three-day trial at Barcelona’s Audiencia Provincial court.

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