Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira was born on the 2nd of October 1991, and he is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team. Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
Various research has it that after starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at Hoffenheim. Firmino’s 16 goals in 33 games for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league’s Breakthrough Player. The young star signed for Liverpool in the month of July 2015. As a matter of fact, his creativity, goalscoring, and work rate have earned him plaudits at Liverpool, with manager Jürgen Klopp referring to Firmino as the “engine” that propels the club’s counter-attacking system. As per statistics, he won the UEFA Champions League in the 2018–19 season, and the following season won the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup after scoring the winner in the final, and the 2019–20 Premier League title, Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years.
Firmino, who was born in Maceió, Alagoas, joined Figueirense’s youth setup in 2008, aged 17, after starting out at CRB. When he started his football, he was mainly used as a defensive midfielder.
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira made his professional debut on 24 October 2009, coming on as a half-time substitute for Toninho in a 1–2 home loss against Ponte Preta, for the Série B championship. The Brazilian was promoted to the main squad in January 2010.
The 30-year old first signed with Hoffenheim in December 2010, with the contract running until June 2015. Firmino formally arrived at Hoffenheim on 1 January 2011. The then Hoffenheim manager, Ernst Tanner commented that they were “pleased to hire a Brazilian talent”. Roberto Firmino made his debut a month later in a Bundesliga defeat against Mainz, where he came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Sebastian Rudy. He scored his first goal for the club on 16 April, the only goal of a league victory against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Nevertheless, Firmino was dropped from the first-team squad along with Chinedu Obasi at the end of November 2011 for showing up late for training, missing the league match against Bayer Leverkusen. The young star scored two more goals that season, against Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Firmino made 36 appearances and scored seven goals in the 2012–13 season.
While Roberto Firmino was competing for Brazil at the Copa América on the 23rd of June 2015, Hoffenheim and Firmino agreed terms for him to transfer to Premier League club Liverpool for up to £29 million on completion of the tournament, subject to a work permit. The English team, Liverpool, confirmed the signing the following day, subject to a medical. And the deal was finalised on the 4th of July.
The young star made his Liverpool debut in a pre-season friendly away to Swindon Town on 2 August, and his league debut a week later, replacing Jordon Ibe for the final 12 minutes of a 1–0 win at Stoke City. However, on the 21st of November, Firmino scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 4–1 victory over Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. He was described by Paul Little of the Irish Examiner as steadily improving during his first season in England, although an inability to combine with centre forward Christian Benteke drew criticism in January 2016.
The Brazilian Firmino came off the bench in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea in a match that Liverpool won 5–4 on penalties on the 14th of August 2019. As a matter of fact, the game had finished 2–2 after 120 minutes, with Firmino setting up both goals for Sadio Mané, before Firmino scored the first penalty in the shoot-out win.
Statistics has it that on the 31st of August 2019, Firmino became the first Brazilian player to score 50 goals in the Premier League when he netted the third and final goal in a 3–0 win over Burnley.
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira said that it was his “dream” to play in the national team though he had no “contact with national team manager Dunga”. The young goal scorer received his first call up to Brazil national football team for the friendly matches against Turkey and Austria on the 23rd of October 2014. He commented, “I’m very happy about the nomination and would especially like to thank the team”. Roberto Firmino debuted in a 4–0 win over Turkey on 12 November, replacing fellow debutant Luiz Adriano for the last 17 minutes. He scored his first goal six days later in the latter match, a 2–1 away win.
Firmino was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2015 Copa América to be held in Chile in May 2015. Agai, on the 21st June, he scored in a 2–1 defeat of Venezuela to qualify the Seleção for the knockout stage as Group C winners.
In the month of May 2018, he was named in Tite’s final 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Again, on the 2nd of July, Firmino scored Brazil’s second goal in a 2–0 win over Mexico in the round of sixteen having come on as a late substitute.
In the month of May 2019, and in June 2021, Firmino was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América.The Brazilian international played all 90 minutes of the final against Peru as Brazil won 3–1 to lift their ninth Copa América title. Meanwhile, he made a substitute appearance in his nation’s 1–0 defeat to rivals Argentina in the final on the 10th of July 2021.
Roberto Firmino’s Net worth and Earnings
According to his latest 2018 contract, he gets a whopping salary of €10 million per year. And his big brand endorsements compile to a net worth of €32 million. According to Transfermarkt, he has a market value of €38 million.
Roberto Firmino salary
The versatile forward is one of the top-paid players at Liverpool. He takes home around $220,000 a week. Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk is the highest-paid star in the squad, with a weekly wage of $269,000.
Premier League: 2019–20
FA Cup: 2021–22
Football League Cup/EFL Cup: 2021–22; runner-up: 2015–16
UEFA Champions League: 2018–19; runner-up: 2017–18, 2021–22
UEFA Super Cup: 2019
FIFA Club World Cup: 2019
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2015–16
Copa América: 2019
Superclásico de las Américas: 2018
Bundesliga Breakthrough of the Season: 2013–14
PFA Player of the Month: January 2016
PFA Fans’ Player of the Month: January 2016
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18
Samba Gold: 2018
In all, Roberto Firmino is a talented and skillful football player from Brazil. He is an integral part of Liverpool FC. He spent most of his career time with Liverpool FC. Firmino’s net worth is more than $38 million which is estimated from his salary and deals with different products.