Alisson Ramses Becker, known simply as Alisson, is a professional footballer from Brazil. Alisson plays for Liverpool and is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He was born on October 2nd, 1992 in Novo Hamburgo, a city in the south of Brazil. He started his career with Internacional after he joined the team’s academy at the age of 10.
The goalkeeper was a regular in the youth teams of Internacional before he finally made his debut for the senior team in 2013. Alisson spent nearly four years with International and made 44 league appearances for the time before he made transfer news by moving to Roma to play in Serie A.
Alisson made his debut for Roma in 2016 but he wasn’t the first goalkeeping choice in his first season with the club since that spot was reserved for the Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny. However, after Szczesny moved to Juventus the following year, Alisson became Roma’s top choice. He took his chance and had a great season, which spurred interested from other clubs.
The most concrete was Liverpool and Alisson moved to Anfield in 2018. His time with the club so far has been very successful since he managed to win Champions League in 2019 and helped Liverpool win their first-ever Premier League title in 2020.
Alisson is pretty much uncontested in the goal for the Brazilian national team. He played in the 2018 World Cup with the team and reached quarter-finals before losing to Belgium. In 2019, Alisson won Copa America with Brazil, conceding only one goal in six matches on the tournament.
The Brazilian also has a few individual awards to his name. He was named the Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019 and won the inaugural Lav Yashin award the same year. During his career, he made the team of the year in Serie A and won the Premier League Golden Glove award.
Alisson Becker Transfers and Rumours
- 2016: Internacional to Roma – £7.2 million
- 2018: Roma to Liverpool – £67 million
Alisson knew he wanted to be a football goalkeeper since he was a young boy and he made his first steps towards his dream career by joining the youth academy at Internacional. He spent 14 years at the club, both on youth and senior level, before he attracted attention from Europe. Roma made him one of his main transfer targets and he moved to Italy in 2016 for a fee of £7.2 million.
After much gossip and football whispers, Alisson was set to beat transfer odds once again in 2018 when Liverpool managed to beat other interested clubs. The biggest competitor for Alisson signature was Chelsea but the Brazilian chose the Reds because of their history. Liverpool paid a fee of nearly £67 million to bring Alisson to Anfield, which was the record-setting transfer for a goalkeeper at the time.
Alisson seems very happy at Liverpool right now, which doesn’t prevent transfer rumours from circulation regarding his future. However, unless something changes drastically, it seems that Alisson is set to stay at Anfield for the foreseeable future.