Alisson (footballer, born 1992)

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Alisson
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Alisson with Brazil in 2018
Personal information
Full name Alisson Ramses Becker[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 13
Youth career
2008–2012 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Internacional 44 (0)
2016–2018 Roma 37 (0)
2018– Liverpool 16 (0)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (0)
2013 Brazil U21 5 (0)
2015– Brazil 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:09, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:57, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Alisson Ramses Becker (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈalisõ ˈbɛkeʁ]; born 2 October 1992), known as Alisson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team.[3]

Alisson 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 a initial fee of €62.5 million (£56m), which could rise to €72 million (£66.8 million).[4]

Alisson represented Brazil at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2015 whereafter he represented the nation at the Copa América Centenario in 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

Alisson with Internacional in 2015.

Born in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Alisson joined Internacional's academy in 2002, aged ten.[5][6] Having progressed through the youth set up, he featured regularly with the under-23 side, before making his senior debut on 17 February 2013, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Cruzeiro-RS in the Campeonato Gaúcho championship.[7] His Série A debut followed on 25 August 2013 when he started in a 3–3 home draw against Goiás.[8] A backup to his brother Muriel and competing for second-choice with Agenor, he finished his first season with six appearances.[6]

The following year, Alisson found himself competing with Brazilian legend Dida, who had joined Internacional from Grêmio. He earned a starting berth in October and finished the year with 11 league appearances to his name.[9] He was an undisputed starter in the following year during which he amassed 57 appearances across all competitions. On 4 February 2016, Alisson signed a pre-contract with Italian club Roma, signing a five-year deal for a 7.5 million fee.[10] He played his last game for Colorado on 15 May 2016, keeping a clean sheet in a 0–0 home draw against Chapecoense.[11] During his four years with Internacional's senior side, Alisson made over 100 appearances across all competitions and won the Campeonato Gaúcho title in each season.[6]

Roma[edit]

Alisson officially completed his transfer to Italian Serie A side Roma in July 2016.[12]

2016–17 season[edit]

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.[13] 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.[14]

2017–18 season[edit]

Alisson 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.[15] He then made his first appearance in the Derby della Capitale on 18 November, starting in a 2–1 win over local rivals Lazio.[16] 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.[17][18] 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.[19] Alisson received praise for his performances throughout the 2017–18 season.[20] 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.[21][22]

Liverpool[edit]

On 19 July 2018, Liverpool officially confirmed the signing of Alisson for a fee of £66.8 million (€72.5 million), making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, surpassing the transfers of Ederson Moraes (most expensive in pound sterling) and Gianluigi Buffon (most expensive in Euros).[3][23][24][25] However, the fee was broken just four weeks later when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a reported £71.6 million (€80 million) from Athletic Bilbao.[26][27][28] On 10 August, Liverpool confirmed via their official website that he will wear the vacant number 13 shirt in the 2018–19 season.[29][30][31]

2018–19 season[edit]

Alisson made his official debut for Liverpool on 12 August, keeping a clean sheet in a 4–0 win over West Ham United.[32] Alisson received praise for his performances in wins over Crystal Palace and Brighton, keeping three consecutive clean sheets.[33][34] In August 2018, Alisson was shortlisted for UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season,[35] finishing in second place.[36] 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.[37][38]

International career[edit]

Alisson playing for Brazil in 2016

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.[39] He made his debut against the latter on 13 October, starting in a 3–1 win at the Castelão.[40]

On 5 May 2016, Alisson was named to Brazil's 23-man squad for the Copa América Centenario.[41] 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.[42] 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.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Alisson's elder brother Muriel is also a goalkeeper and was developed at Internacional.[44] He is a Catholic.[45]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 December 2018[46]
Club Season League State League[a] Cup League Cup Continental Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internacional 2013 Série A 6 0 1 0 2[c] 0 9 0
2014 Série A 11 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 28 0
2015 Série A 26 0 15 0 4[c] 0 12[d] 0 57 0
2016 Série A 1 0 17 0 0 0 3 0 21 0
Total 44 0 36 0 6 0 12 0 17 0 115 0
Roma 2016–17 Serie A 0 0 4[e] 0 11[f] 0 15 0
2017–18 Serie A 37 0 0 0 12[g] 0 49 0
Total 37 0 4 0 23 0 64 0
Liverpool 2018–19 Premier League 16 0 0 0 0 0 6[g] 0 22 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 22 0
Career total 97 0 36 0 10 0 0 0 41 0 17 0 204 0
  1. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Gaúcho
  2. ^ Appearances in Primeira Liga (Brazil), Copa FGF and Supercopa Gaúcha
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Copa do Brasil
  4. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  5. ^ Appearances in Coppa Italia
  6. ^ One appearance in UEFA Champions League and ten appearances in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of 16 October 2018[47]
Alisson with Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2015 3 0
2016 12 0
2017 7 0
2018 11 0
Total 33 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Internacional

Brazil U23

Individual[edit]

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