Brazilian football player Dani Alves has been married to Joana Sanz since 2017 after a failed marriage to his first and ex-wife Dinora Santana. Details explored.
Dani Alves (real name: Daniel Alves da Silva) is a Brazilian professional footballer who last played as a right-back for Liga MX club UNAM and the Brazil national team.
Former Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves also joined boyhood club Sao Paulo on a free transfer from 2019 to 2021.
He is widely considered one of the greatest full-backs of all time, Alves is tied with Lionel Messi as the most decorated player in the history of professional football with 43 senior titles.
The footballer has been in prison since last January 20, 2023, when he was accused of an alleged sexual assault of a young woman, 23, in the early hours of December 31, 2022, at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona.
He is not expected to be released before the trial, since the Audiencia de Barcelona has already rejected his request to be released on bail twice.
And while the soccer player is summoned on Thursday, August 3, for his statement before the case goes to trial, many want to know more about his love life. So, who is Dani Alves married to?
Who is Dani Alves married to?
Soccer icon Dani Alves has been married to model Joana Sanz for more than 6 years now since 2017. The Brazilian right-back and Sanz were long-time partners before they got married in 2017.
Dani and his second/current wife have been in an on-and-off relationship following his arrest which came after he was accused of raping a 23-year-old woman.
Previously, Dani Alves was married to Dinora Santana who became his first wife for three years before they split.
Alves has two kids with his ex-wife Santana. A daughter, Victoria, and a son, Daniel. The exact birthdates of the kids are unknown. Alves’ kids have been spotted watching his matches at the stadium cheering for their father.
Who is Joana Sanz, Dani Alves’ wife?
Joana Sanz is a Spanish model who was born on June 9, 1992. She comes from Tenerife, Spain.
The 31-year-old model is famous for being Dani Alves’s wife which significantly surged her following on social media as she has close to 1 million followers on Instagram where she shares more about her modeling career and family.
Where did Joana Sanz attend school? The model began studying Psychology in college but dropped out and decided to devote her time to getting better at modeling.
What does Joana Sanz do for a living? Alve’s wife Sanz is a model by profession and reportedly has a close association with many big names in the fashion industry as she has worked for brands like Jimmy Choo, Gucci, L’Oreal, and Rosa Clara among others.
How did Dani Alves and Joana Sanz meet? The couple started dating in 2015 after they were introduced by a mutual friend. The supermodel was based in Madrid and had been sharing a flat with a friend of Alves. After a year in Turin with Juventus, where Alves played, the pair hooked up.
In a Spanish magazine La Vanguardia, Sanz said she had turned down two of Alves’ proposals before deciding to marry him after a third. She said in 2016: “Dani asked me in the hotel room alone. We do not like [putting on a show].”
“It was splendid… he already asked me three times.”
According to reports, the couple had an extremely private ceremony in 2017 in Ibiza. Not many knew about the wedding.
What is Joana Sanz’s net worth? Dani Alves’ wife Sanz’s estimated net worth in 2023 is around $1 million. She makes her money as a modeling influencer via paid partnerships with companies and top brands.
How tall is Joana Sanz? Sanz has an average height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs around 114 pounds. Sanz has a figure made for a model and she shot to fame as one at the age of 17. She appeared in the Supermodel of the World contest for the top modeling agency Ford.
Does Joana Sanz have any children? No, the Spanish model and wife of soccer player Dani Alves is not yet a mother and hence she has no kids.
Who is Dinora Santana, Dani Alves’s ex-wife?
Dinorah Santana is a sports executive and the first wife and the mother of Dani Alves’ two children.
Dinora Santana was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 20, 1991.
She graduated in Economics and worked at a bank soon after. Santana is an influential woman and at 19 years of age, she got FIFA’s approval to become a sports agent. She became one of the most popular agents in the soccer world and served as her then-husband’s agent. She helped him renew at Barcelona a few times while also facilitating his move to PSG.
Dinora is an active member of the sports industry and is an agent for the German company Kick & Run Sports Management. The management company represents over 45 soccer players.
Why did Alves and Santana get divorced?
Santana got married to Alves in the year 2008. They had dated for almost six years before it. They had two kids together before getting a divorce in 2011. The couple had mutually ended their relationship but remained on friendly terms for the sake of their kids.
In an article by ‘Globo,’ it was revealed that the couple’s professional relationship has not been hampered. Santana mentioned that she often continued to help Alves with his nutritional needs. The exact reason for their divorce is unknown because the couple did not utter a word about it.
However, there were rumors of Alves and actress Carol Macedo dating just three months after Alves’ divorce. This report was denied by his team.