Report: Ex-Barcelona defender Dani Alves owes €1.3m in back taxes

Juventus defender Dani Alves is alleged to owe €1.3 million to Spain's tax authorities according to a new list of tax evaders released Thursday by Hacienda, Spanish news agency Efe reports.

Alves' taxes were due Dec. 31, 2015, according to the tax agency. The former Barcelona right-back was included on a list of 4,768 people or groups who owe a total of €15.7 billion in tax money.

MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa is also on the list, as are former Barcelona and Zaragoza player Gabi Milito and former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz. According to the report, Pedrosa owes €7.85m, Milito owes €1.83m and Sanz €1.36m.

Primera Division club Elche were also included on the list for the first time (€9.46m). Recreativo de Huelva (€13.5m), Real Murcia (€10.56m) and Racing de Santander (€9.76m) were repeated as owing back taxes from the previous year.

Alves, 33, recently completed a free transfer to Juventus, signing for the Serie A champions on a two-year contract, with the option for a third year.

He had one year remaining on his Barca contract, but the club agreed to grant him a free transfer to join Juve after eight trophy-filled Blaugrana seasons.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, speaking Thursday about the club's annual report, said he expected to see a Barcelona player show up on Hacienda's list of tax delinquents, especially after the club's tax cases involving Neymar, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.

Earlier this month, Barca reached an agreement with Hacienda to be exonerated of any wrongdoing in the Neymar transfer deal by paying a €5.5 million fine.

"I am not surprised that Dani Alves is on the list of delinquent taxpayers because Barcelona are always being targeted," Bartomeu told reporters. "I am sure there are others who owe money to the agency, but it is always Barcelona who appear on this list."

Alves won six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and a total of 23 honours. The Brazilian made 239 appearances in La Liga for Barcelona, the second-highest for a foreign player, including 29 during the 2015-16 campaign.