Hexagoal Ligue 1 Trophy

Alves overtakes Maxwell!

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By winning his first Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves became the most decorated footballer in history with 36 titles, moving one length past former record holder and PSG man Maxwell.

The season isn't over yet but Dani Alves has already started stocking his Parisian trophy cabinet. After winning the Tropheé des Champions in his first match with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a goal into the bargain, the Brazil right-back lifted his second French trophy on Saturday at the Matmut Atlantique.

In front of Maxwell

At the end of a match that saw PSG largely control proceedings faced with AS Monaco (3-0), the Brazilian celebrated his first Coupe de la Ligue title and the 36th trophy of his exceptional career. This stunning total makes him the most decorated player in footballing history, taking him past another Parisian - the recently retired Maxwell and his 35 titles. And Alves' trophy harvesting days are far from over…

Objective: 38 titles by the end of the season

In pole position in Ligue 1 Conforama (top spot with 83 points after 31 rounds) and in strong form in the Coupe de France (next up a semi-final away to SM Caen), Dani Alves' PSG is on course for a superb quadruple. The South American, an inveterate competitor, would like to pull further clear of the pack by adding a 37th and 38th title to his collection before the end of the season and a summer trip to Russia to try claim the Holy Grail: the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Brazil.