Alisson Becker Profile
|Born||Oct 02, 1992|
|Birthplace||Novo Hamburgo, Brazil|
A homegrown talent to a worldwide superstar. Champions League winner Alisson Becker has certainly proven that childhood dreams can come true.
Alisson Becker is a Brazilian international goalkeeper who currently plays for Premier League side Liverpool.
The goalkeeper had humble beginnings at Brazilian side Internacional, before making his way to Roma in Serie A.
After making 64 appearances for the Italian side, he made a big move to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in 2018. Now he is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
The Brazilian dream
Alisson joined Brazil side Internacional's academy in 2002 aged 10. After successfully progressing through the youth stages, the goalkeeper made his senior debut for the club in February 2017 during a 1-1 draw against Cruzeiro in the Campeonato Gaucho.
The Brazilian made his league debut against Goias in a 3-3 draw back in August 2013. This was his first of six appearances that season.
During his final term at Internacional, Alisson made 57 appearances for the club, before signing a pre-contract with Italian side Roma, a five year deal estimated to be worth €7.5 million.
Whilst at Internacional, Alisson won the Campeonato Gaucho every year, from 2013 to 2016.
'The Italian Job'
Alisson joined Serie A side Roma, hoping to continue his early success. However, in his first season, the goalkeeper was understudy to Wojciech Szczesny. He made his Roma debut against FC Porto in the Champions League a month after his arrival at the club.
After making 15 appearances during the 2016/17 season, none of those in the league, Alisson considered leaving Roma in search of first team football. However, Szczesny's departure to Juventus, at the start of the 2017/18 season, allowed Alisson to claim the number one shirt.
The Brazilian finally made his Serie A debut for Roma in a 1-0 win over Atalanta on the opening weekend of the 2017/18 season. In November he played in his first Derby della Capitale, a 2-1 win over rivals Lazio.
Alisson played a key role in Roma's success in the Champions League, as the club reached the semi-finals. The Brazilian kept 22 clean sheets in all competitions, 17 in the league and five in the Champions League.
Success in Liverpool
Alisson became the world's most expensive goalkeeper after Liverpool signed him in July 2018 for £66.8million. However that was broken only weeks later by Chelsea who signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for £71.6million.
The goalkeeper made his debut for Liverpool in a 4-0 win over West Ham United. After his outstanding performance against the Hammers, Alisson continued his good form against Crystal Palace and Brighton, keeping three consecutive clean sheets.
Aiming for their first Premier League title, Alisson helped Liverpool go on a 20 game unbeaten run. However, the Reds were beaten to the top by Manchester City.
Although the Brazilian could not secure the league title, he did play a huge role in bringing the Champions League back to Anfield, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final. This was his first major title for Liverpool.
In the 2018/19 season, Alisson kept 21 clean sheets in the Premier League, the most by any Premier League goalkeeper in his debut season since Pepe Reina in 2006.
During the 2019/20 season, Alisson was ruled out until October after picking up a calf injury in the opening match of the season against Norwich.
His season was littered with injuries and then placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this did not stop Liverpool from claiming the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup Final and the Premier League title. Alisson kept 15 clean sheets during Liverpool's domestic league campaign.
Alisson played for Brazil U-17 and U-20 squads, before making his senior debut in a 3-1 win over Venezuela in 2015.
Alisson was named in Brazil's 23-man squads for the 2016 Copa America Centenario and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He represented his country throughout the World Cup before Brazil were eliminated by Belgium in the quarter-finals.
At the 2019 Copa America, Alisson only conceded one goal throughout the tournament as Brazil secured the title. Alisson received the Best Goalkeeper Award for his impressive displays.
Alisson's older brother Muriel is also a goalkeeper who was also developed at Internacional and currently plays for Fluminense.
Although he is Brazilian, Alisson is of German descent and can speak the language fluently, as well as his native Portuguese, Italian and English.
Alisson is married to Natalia Loewe, a physician from Brazil, they have a daughter (Helena) and a son (Matteo).
The Brazilian is also a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation.
Alisson Becker's net worth is reportedly to be around £5.7million.