The Brazilian goal stopper, Alisson Ramses Becker who was born on the 2nd of October 1992, commonly known as Alisson, is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team. He is widely regarded to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world due to his crucial saves and positioning.
Alisson Ramses Becker, born in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, he joined Internacional’s academy in 2002, aged ten. Having progressed through the youth setup, 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. Becker’s Série A debut followed on 25 August 2013 when he started in a 3–3 home draw against Goiás. The Brazil born has been a backup to his brother Muriel and competing for second-choice with Agenor, he finished his
first season with six appearances.
After that year of an unfruitful season, Alisson found himself the following year competing with Brazilian legend Dida, who had joined Internacional from Grêmio. Allison Becker earned a starting berth in October and finished the year with 11 league appearances to his name. The young talent was an undisputed starter in the following year during which he amassed 57 appearances across all competitions. Alisson later signed a pre-contract with Italian club Roma on the 4th of February 2016, signing a five-year deal for a €7.5 million fee.
The Brazilian born, Alisson Becker officially completed his transfer to Italian Serie A side, Roma, in July 2016. As per his career statistics, 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. As a matter of fact, Alisson ultimately made 15 appearances across all competitions from the season but failed to feature in any league fixtures. When a top notch goalkeeper like Szczęsny departed at the start of the following campaign for Juventus, that moved saw Alisson assume the number one jersey. Though he later revealed that he would have considered leaving Roma had he not been guaranteed more first-team football.
However, it has been made clear that 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. Again, on the 18th of November, he then made his first appearance in the Derby della Capitale, starting in a 2–1 win over local rivals Lazio. Allison Becker was indeed showered with praised for his amazing performances in the UEFA Champions League, and played a key role in the club’s campaign in which they reached the semi-finals. This is because 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. In all, statistics present it that 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.
The English Premier League outlet, Liverpool FC officially confirmed the signing of Alisson for a fee of £66.8 million (€72.5 million) on the 19th of July 2018, making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, surpassing the transfers of Ederson (most expensive in pound sterling) and Gianluigi Buffon (most expensive in Euros). Nevertheless, Allison’s transfer fee was however broken just four weeks later when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a reported £71.6 million (€80 million) from Athletic Bilbao. Liverpool confirmed via their official website that he would wear the vacant number 13 shirt in the 2018–19 season on the 10th of August.
Again, Alisson scored a dramatic late winner in a 2–1 victory against West Bromwich Albion on the 16th of May 2021. With the EPL outlets Liverpool chasing a spot in the top four and the score tied at 1–1, Alisson came up for a Liverpool corner in the 95th minute. The corner, taken by Trent Alexander-Arnold, found Alisson, who managed to score with a header. This was the first goal scored by a keeper in a competitive match in Liverpool’s 129-year history, and Allison became the sixth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League.
After Alisson Ramses Becker represented his Country Brazil at under-17 and under-20 levels, he 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. It has been recorded that the Liverpool goal stopper made his debut against the latter on 13 October, starting in a 3–1 win at the Castelão.
He was also named to Brazil’s 23-man squad for the Copa América Centenario on the 5th of May 2016. He kept a clean sheet 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. In total, he conceded a total of two goals in three matches as Brazil were eliminated in the group stage.
The 29-year old was selected again in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the month of May 2018. Allison Becker was ever-present as Brazil made it to the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Belgium.
The Liverpool goalkeeper was included by manager Tite in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil in the May 2019. Statistics present it that throughout the tournament, he only conceded one goal in six matches, as Brazil went on to win the title.
Again, on the 15th of June 2021, the Brazilian international was included in Brazil’s 50 man preliminary squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics, though he was not included in the final squad.
As per ESPN, it is confirmed that Alisson married Natalia Loewe, a doctor from Brazil in 2015. They have a daughter named Helena, born on 29 April 2017 and a son, Matteo, born on 14 June 2019. Allison’s second son was born on 10 May 2021.
Allison Becker’s Salary
The goalkeeper signed a contract with Liverpool in 2020 that will pay him a whopping 7 million Euro (6.2 million Pounds) per year. According to our calculations, he earns €19,126 (£16,922) per day and €797 (£705) per hour!
Allison Becker’s Market Value
Alisson Becker present market value is around 90 Million Euro (81 Million Pound).
Allison Becker’s Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, Alisson Becker has an estimated net worth of 10 Million Euro (9 Million Pound).
According to skysport update, in August 2021, he signed a 6-year £46.8 million or $58.36 million gross extension contract that will see him stay with Liverpool until 2027. This automatically means that the Brazilian is bound to get £7.8 million or approximately $10 million annually, translating to about $635,000 monthly, making him one of the highest earners at Liverpool.
Allison Becker’s Honours
Campeonato Gaúcho: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Premier League: 2019–20
FA Cup: 2021–22
EFL Cup: 2021–22
UEFA Champions League: 2018–19, runner up: 2021–22
FIFA Club World Cup: 2019
Toulon Tournament: 2013
Copa América: 2019
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper: 2019
Yashin Trophy: 2019
IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper: 2019
UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season: 2018–19
Premier League Golden Glove: 2018–19, 2021–22
FIFA FIFPro World11: 2019, 2020
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18,2018–19
Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year: 2017–18
Serie A Team of the Year: 2017–18
Globe Soccer Awards Best Goalkeeper of the Year: 2018, 2019
Copa América Golden Glove: 2019
Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2019
IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2019
Samba Gold: 2019
UEFA Team of the Year: 2019
Liverpool Goal of the Season: 2020–21 (vs. West Brom)
PFA Team of the Year: 2021–22 Premier League