Alisson Ramses Becker biography; (born 2 October 1992), popularly known as Alisson, is a professional Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Liverpool and the Brazil national team. He was named The Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019 and was also the recipient of the inaugural Yashin Trophy.
He began his career at Internacional, where he made over 100 appearances and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in each of his four seasons at the club. In 2016, he completed a €7.5 million transfer to Roma where he initially served as understudy to Wojciech Szczęsny before breaking into the starting line-up.
In July 2018, Alisson signed for Liverpool for an initial fee of €62.5 million (£56m), which could rise to €72 million (£66.8 million); a world record fee for a goalkeeper at the time. In his first season at the club he received the Premier League Golden Glove for most clean sheets in the league (21) and kept another clean sheet as Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. The following season he kept another clean sheet as Liverpool won the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup Final.
Alisson Becker Nationality, Nickname, Family, Net Worth Etc
Full Name: Alisson Ramses Becker
Date of Birth: 2nd October, 1992
Nicknames: The German
Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight: 91 kg
Strong Foot: Right
Current Club: Liverpool
Jersey/Kit Number: 1
Net Worth: $8 million USD
Parents: Jose Agostinho (Father), Magali Lino de Souza Becker (Mother)
Siblings: Muriel Gustavo Becker (Brother)
Partner: Natália Loewe
Children: Helena Becker (Daughter), Matteo Becker (Son)
Early Life, Childhood & Background
Alisson Becker was born on October 2nd 1992, and he was raised in a catholic middle-class family. His Father worked as a real estate broker and also supported his son’s interest in sports. Also, Alisson and his elder brother Muriel lived in a community where sports were highly regarded and supported.
He and his elder brother were recruited into Brazilian club, International football academy. Though his first brother progressed to become the team’s first-choice goalkeeper, Alisson earned his promotion to compete with his elder brother for the position. After Muriel was out as a result of injury, Alisson was made the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. Following the recovery of his brother, Alisson had earned a reputation for being a very skillful goalkeeper that he was irreplaceable.
Achievements, Professional Career & Achievements
Alisson officially completed his transfer to Italian Serie A side Roma in July 2016. He made his debut for the club on 17 August 2016, starting in a 1–1 UEFA Champions League draw with FC Porto, but spent the majority of the season as understudy to Polish international Wojciech Szczęsny. He ultimately made 15 appearances across all competitions from the season but failed to feature in any league fixtures. Szczęsny departed at the start of the following campaign for Juventus, which saw Alisson assume the number one jersey. He later revealed that he would have considered leaving Roma had he not been guaranteed more first-team football.
Alisson Becker finally made his Serie A debut on the opening weekend of the 2017–18 Serie A campaign, starting in a 1–0 win over Atalanta. Later he made his first appearance in the Derby della Capitale on 18 November, starting in a 2–1 win over local rivals Lazio. He was praised for his performances in the UEFA Champions League, and played a key role in the club’s campaign in which they reached the semi-finals.
The club didn’t concede a single goal at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League, until the match against Liverpool in the semi-finals on 2 May 2018, which they won 4–2 on the night, but lost 7–6 on aggregate. Alisson received praise for his performances throughout the 2017–18 season. He kept a total of 22 clean sheets across the 2017–18 season, keeping 17 clean sheets in the league and 5 clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool officially confirmed the signing of Alisson for a fee of £66.8 million (€72.5 million) on 19th July 2018, making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. Liverpool confirmed via their official website on 10th August, that he would wear the vacant number 13 shirt in the 2018–19 season.
Alisson made his official debut for Liverpool on 12 August, keeping a clean sheet in a 4–0 win over West Ham United. He received praise for his subsequent performances in wins over Crystal Palace and Brighton which saw him keep three consecutive clean sheets.
In August 2018, Alisson was shortlisted for UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season, finishing in second place. On 1 September, in a 2–1 win over Leicester City, he received both praise and criticism for his performance, making several vital saves but also contributing to the opposition’s goal.
However, with Alisson in goal, Liverpool went on a run of 20 games unbeaten in the league from the start of the season which saw the Brazilian break Javier Mascherano’s record for the longest-such streak. Alisson also played an important role in Liverpool’s Champions’ League group stage campaign, making a vital save late on in their final group game against Napoli as Liverpool won 1–0 to advance to the knockout stages.
On 4 March 2019, he kept his 17th Premier League clean sheet for the season; the most by any Premier League goalkeeper in his debut season since former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina in 2006. At the end of the season, Alisson kept a total of 21 clean sheets in Premier League and won the Golden Glove.
In the Champions League knockout stages, meanwhile, Alisson played a starring role as Liverpool advanced to their second consecutive final in the competition; in their second-leg semi-final at home to Barcelona, he made a number of impressive saves as Liverpool overturned a 3–0 first leg deficit to advance past their opponents with a 4–0 home win.
Alisson kept a clean sheet for Liverpool as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0, making eight saves in the process, to win his first trophy with the club in the final on 1st June 2019.
After spending his first season with the designated squad number 13, it was announced that Alisson would be wearing the number 1 shirt for the 2019–20 season, which had previously been occupied by Loris Karius.
Alisson started in the 2019 FA Community Shield against Manchester City on 4 August; after a 1–1 draw, Manchester City ultimately won the title 5–4 on penalties. On 9 August 2019, in the opening match of the 2019–20 Premier League season against newly promoted Norwich at Anfield, Alisson picked up a calf injury in the first half, and had to be replaced by new signing Adrián after 38 minutes.
He was expected to be out injured for a “few weeks”. As a result, he was ruled out of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, which Liverpool won 5–4 on penalties on 14 August, following a 2–2 draw with Chelsea after extra-time. Alisson was said to be close to returning on 1 October 2019.
After representing Brazil at under-17 and under-20 levels, Alisson was called up to the main squad by manager Dunga for the first two matches of the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign against Chile and Venezuela. He made his debut against the latter on 13 October, starting in a 3–1 win at the Castelão. On 5 May 2016, Alisson was named to Brazil’s 23-man squad for the Copa América Centenario. In the team’s first match, a goalless draw against Ecuador, he fumbled a Miller Bolaños shot into his own goal that was waved off because the ball had gone out of play beforehand.
He conceded a total of two goals in three matches as Brazil were eliminated in the group stage. In May 2018, Alisson was selected in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was ever-present as Brazil made it to the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Belgium.
In May 2019, he was included by manager Tite in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil. Throughout the tournament, he only conceded one goal in six matches, as Brazil went on to win the title. The only match in which Alisson failed to keep a clean sheet was the 3–1 final victory against Peru on 7 July, at the Maracanã Stadium, in which he was beaten by a Paolo Guerrero penalty. Following the tournament, Alisson was honoured with the Best Goalkeeper Award for his performances.
- The Best FIFA Goalkeeper: 2019
- FIFA FIFPro World11: 2019
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19
- UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season: 2018–19
- Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year: 2017–18
- Serie A Team of the Year: 2017–18
- Premier League Golden Glove: 2018–19
- Goal 50 World’s Best Goalkeeper: 2018, 2019
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Goalkeeper of the Year: 2018, 2019
- Copa América Golden Glove: 2019
- Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2019
- IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper: 2019
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2019
- Yashin Trophy: 2019
- Ballon d’Or: 2019 (7th place)
- Samba Gold: 2019
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2019
Family, Relationships & Personal Life
Alisson is a Catholic, with German descent. Alisson is trilingual, he speaks, Portuguese, English and German. Alisson Becker got married to a Brazilian physician, Natalia Loewe in 2015. The couple has two beautiful children, Helena Becker who was born in 2017 and Matteo Becker, born in 2019.
Net Worth, Salary & Endorsement
Alisson Becker net worth is currently estimated at £4,680,000 annually and he receives a salary of £90,000 as his weekly wages.
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