Biography

Alisson Becker

Alisson Becker is a Brazilian footballer currently at AS Roma. Find out more about Alisson in our in-depth biography

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker Photo: Alisson Becker / Instagram

Alisson Becker is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Serie A club AS Roma.

The shot stopper started his career with Brazilian club Internacional in 2013 after coming through the youth ranks at Beira-Rio.

He made his debut for Internacional in a 1-1 draw with Esporte Clube Cruzeiro on his debut in February 2013.

Alisson made 115 appearances for Internacional during four seasons before his move to Serie A giants AS Roma in July 2016.

The South American made his debut in a 1-1 draw with FC Porto in the Champions League in August 2016.

Alisson established himself as Brazil’s number one goalkeeper ahead of the 2018 World Cup after making his debut in 2015.

Personal Information:

Date of birth: 2 October 1992
Age: 26 years old
Place of birth: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 193cm / 6ft 4ins
Weight: 91kg / 201 lbs
Transfer value: £87 million
Wages: Unknown

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Internacional

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Alisson moved to Internacional’s youth academy at the age of ten.

He spent four seasons in the Brazilian club’s youth system.

Alisson made his debut in Internacional’s 1-1 draw with Esporte Clube Cruzeiro in the Campeonato Gaúcho championship in February 2013.

Becker’s first appearance in Serie A came in a 3-3 draw with Golas in front of the home supporters in August 2013.

He competed with his brother Muriel for a starting spot for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Internacional signed AC Milan and Brazil legend Dida to compete with Alisson in the following campaign.

Becker managed to establish himself as a first-team regular in October. He went on to make 11 starts in the remaining months of 2014.

He made 57 appearances in 2015 to underline his growing importance to the Brazilian club amid talk of potential interest from Europe.

Alisson won four Campeonato Gaúcho titles during his impressive run in the FC Porto team.

He made 115 appearances in all competitions during four years at Internacional before he secured his move to Europe.

Alisson made a staggering 108 saves during his final season at Internacional.

His club form earned him a call up to the Brazil squad for the first time.

AS Roma

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Alisson put pen to paper on a pre-contract with Serie A club Roma in February 2016 and the Brazilian shot stopped signed a five-year deal for a €7.5m fee with the Italian giants.

His transfer went through in July 2016 as the South American goalkeeper looked to challenge Poland international Wojciech Szczesny for the starting spot in the AS Roma team.

He made his first appearance for Italian club AS Roma in a 1-1 draw with Portuguese outfit FC Porto in the Champions League group stage on 17 August 2016.

His next start came a month later following AS Roma’s demotion to the Europa League following a 4-1 aggregate loss to FC Porto in the Champions League playoff round.

Alisson failed to keep a clean sheet in a 1-1 draw with Plzen in the Europa League group stage before the Brazilian goalkeeper in a 4-0 victory over FK Astra Giu.

He went on to feature in both fixtures of their 7-5 aggregate loss Vienna before Alisson helped AS Roma to manage remain unbeaten against FC Astra Giu and Plzen.

Alisson made 13 saves to keep help AS Roma ease to a 5-0 win against La Liga giants Villarreal in the Europa League round of 32. However, AS Roma lost to French side Lyon in the last 16 to end their participation in Europe prematurely.

He didn’t make an appearance for AS Roma in the Serie A this season.

Alisson ended the season as understudy to Wojciech Szczesny.

However, the Poland international moved to Serie A giants Juventus in the summer transfer window with a view to becoming Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term replacement in 2017.

As a result, South American forward Becker made his first Serie A appearance in a 1-0 win against Atalanta in the opening weekend of the Italian top flight. A week later, he was powerless to prevent AS Roma from suffering a 3-1 loss to Inter Milan at the San Siro.

Alisson managed to keep a clean sheet in 0-0 draw with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage.

The South American goalkeeper made six saves to help AS Roma to ease to a 3-0 win against Premier League champions Chelsea FC in the group stage to help take a giant stride towards the knockout round.

One of his best performances of the campaign came in a thrilling 4-2 win over their Serie A title rivals Napoli. Becker made 11 stops to help the Rome outfit to edge to a narrow win over the Naples outfit.

Becker emerged with credit from AS Roma’s 4-1 loss to FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals after his seven saves limited the home side to four goals.

In the return leg, he made three stops to help AS Roma to ease to a 3-0 win against the Spanish side to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time.

Becker came up against Liverpool FC, a club who has been linked with a summer move to sign the Brazil international. The Reds were 5-2 winners against AS Roma in the first leg of the last four, although Alisson made seven saves.

The Italian giants eased to a 4-2 victory over Premier League side Liverpool FC in the second leg but crashed out of the competition on away goals.

Alisson made a total of 109 stops in 37 games in Serie A in the 2017-18 season. The Brazilian goalkeeper produced 46 saves in 10 Champions League appearances.

Liverpool FC speculation

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Unsurprisingly, Alisson attracted a lot of interest in the AS Roma goalkeeper.

Becker was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool FC ahead of the 2018 summer transfer window to follow in the footsteps of Mohamed Salah, who completed a switch to Anfield in 2017.

Alisson emerged as a potential candidate to replace Keylor Navas at Real Madrid.

International career

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Alisson made his debut in Brazil’s 3-1 win against Venezuela in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in 2015.

Becker was part of the Brazil squad that played in the Copa America in 2016. However, he struggled to impress as A Selecao crashed out at the group stage.

He firmly established himself as Brazil’s number one thanks to help from former goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel, who featured at the 1998 World Cup.

Alisson was named in the Brazil squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Personal life

Photo: Alisson Becker / Instagram

Alisson’s elder brother, Muriel, is also a goalkeeper and was developed at Internacional.

Becker is married to Natália Loewe following their ceremony in 2015. The couple have a daughter together.

Interesting facts about Alisson Becker

• Alisson Ramses Becker, better known simply as Alisson, was born in Novo Hamburgo in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on 2 October 1992.

• He won the Campeonato Gaucho – the state title – four years running with Internacional, from 2013 to 2016.

• He earned his first Brazil Under-17 cap in 2009, going on to play nine times for the Under-17s and a further five times for the U-20s. He was also a member of Under-20 Brazil team that won the prestigious Toulon Tournament in 2013.

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