Dani Alves was questioned by police Barcelona on Friday, according to reports
Alves pictured at Mexican club Pumas in January of this year. © Ismael Rosas / Eyepix Group / Future Publishing via Getty Images
Brazilian football star Dani Alves has been detained in Barcelona following allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in a nightclub in the city last month, it has been reported.
Alves, 39, was questioned at a police station in the Les Corts district of the Catalan capital, according to Spanish out AS.
The defender is now set to make a court appearance to answer claims that he groped a female patron at Barcelona nightspot ‘Sutton’ on December 31. Alves has firmly denied the allegations against him.
Alves is recognized as the most decorated footballer of all time, amassing a haul of 42 trophies to his name during a career spent at the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. He has also made 126 appearances for the Brazilian national team, with the most recent of those coming at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.