Dani Alves to Paris: Brazilian record looms

Newly signed for Paris Saint-Germain, Dani Alves needs just one more UEFA appearance to break a Brazilian record. UEFA.com meets the Brazilians who have made the biggest impact in Europe.

Daniel Alves needs one more appearance to break Roberto Carlos's Brazilian UEFA appearances record
Daniel Alves needs one more appearance to break Roberto Carlos's Brazilian UEFA appearances record ©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances by Brazilians in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
128: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
103: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus)
97: Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
88: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
85: Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale, Juventus)
78: Marcelo (Real Madrid)
78: Rivaldo (Barcelona, Milan, Olympiacos)
77: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
76: Dida (Milan)
73: Giovani Elber (Bayern Munchen, Olympique Lyonnais)

Top-scoring Brazilians in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
31: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
30: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
28: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray)
27: Giovane Elber (Bayern München, Lyon)
24: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
21: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
21: Neymar (Barcelona)
20: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
20: Romário (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona)
18: Adriano (Internazionale, AS Roma)
18: Juninho Pernambucano (Lyon)
18: Ronaldinho (Barcelona, AC Milan)

Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos©Bongarts

Most appearances by Brazilians in UEFA club competitions*
144: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus)
144:
Roberto Carlos (Internazionale, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
123: Luisão (Benfica)
108: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
102: Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
99:
Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale Milano, Juventus)
98: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
96: Zé Roberto (Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Hamburger)
94:
Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
90: Adriano (Sevilla, Barcelona, Beşiktaş)

Top-scoring Brazilians in UEFA club competitions*
40: Sonny Anderson (Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
37: Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Internazionale, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
36: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray, Sporting CP)
32: Giovane Elber (Grasshopper Club, Stuttgart, Bayern München, Lyon)
32: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
32: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
31: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
30: Vágner Love (CSKA Moskva)
30: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
27: Ronaldinho (Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan)

José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan
José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan

First Brazilian to feature in a major UEFA final
Julinho (Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina, 1956/57 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to feature for the winning side in a major UEFA final
Canário (Real Madrid 7-3 Frankfurt, 1959/60 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in a major UEFA final
José Altafini (AC Milan 2-1 Benfica, 1962/63 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in/win a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Tita (Bayer Leverkusen 3-3agg Espanyol, aet Leverkusen win 3-2 on pens, 1987/88)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup