In pictures: Alves unveiled at Camp Nou

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With FC Barcelona having officially unveiled returnee Dani Alves at the Camp Nou on Wednesday afternoon, here is a look at some of the scenes from the presentation. 

Following the confirmation of his return to the club last week, Barca presented the Brazilian defender to their supporters at their home ground this afternoon.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the scenes from Alves' unveiling

The veteran fullback, who was a regular feature for the Catalan side between 2008 and 2016, returns to the club after spells with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Sao Paulo.

Alves will wear the No. 8 shirt for the Blaugrana this season, with his return following the homecoming of manager Xavi Hernandez, who has made the 38-year-old his first signing, although the Selecao star will only be able to play for the club from January. 

In humorous fashion, Alves turned up for his presentation wearing a suit and sandals – a nod to the first time he signed for the Catalan giants in 2008, when he also wore flip-flops – and addressed the Blaugrana faithful in attendance before signing his contract out on the pitch.

"I never imagined this. I was telling my friends that the first time I came is unforgettable, and I think this time it's also going to be unforgettable," Alves said, per Barca Universal. 

"I'm excited, it is my biggest challenge. I know that people expect the worst of me, not the fans, but from outside... I tell them to be quiet, my strength comes when there are doubts about me.

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"I respond on the pitch, on this pitch.

"I asked [ex-Barcelona stars Hristo] Stoichkov and [Andres] Iniesta for permission to wear the No. 8." 

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