Alisson Becker

Alisson Becker: Life, Clubs, Career and Stats

Alisson Becker is a goalkeeper for football club Liverpool and the Brazilian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world currently and in Premier League history.

Alisson came through Brazilian side Internacional’s academy before joining AS Roma, where he caught the eyes of multiple big clubs. Liverpool secured his signing in 2018 and he has been excellent for them ever since, helping them win numerous trophies. He has won almost every trophy available with the Reds and also won many individual awards like the inaugural Yashin Trophy in 2019.

Alisson was born to his father Jose Agostinho Becker and his mother, Magali Lino de Souza Becker. His father passed away in 2021 due to drowning. He is married to Natalia Loewe and they have a son and a daughter together. Alisson is a devout Christian and also holds baptisms for friends and family’s kids.

Alisson Becker Information

  • Full Name: Alisson Becker
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Height: 1.93m
  • Weight: 91 kg
  • Foot: Right-footed
  • Playing position: Goalkeeper
  • Jersey Number: 1
  • Professional Debut: 2013
  • Date of Birth: October 2, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Father: Jose Agostinho Becker
  • Mother: Magali Lino de Souza Becker
  • Siblings: Muriel Gustavo Becker
  • Wife: Natalia Loewe
  • Children: Helena, Matteo

Club Career

Internacional

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Alisson at Internacional (Pic credits: Getty)

Alisson joined Internacional’s academy at the age of 10 in 2002. He did well for the youth sides and progressed to reach the first team in 2013. He made his senior debut against Cruzeiro-RS in the Campeonato Gaucho championship on February 17 that year.

Alisson then made his Serie A debut for the club in August 2013 against Goias. His brother Muriel was the first-choice goalkeeper for Internacional back then and he competed for the second choice with Agenor.

He made 11 appearances in the 2014-15 season, which was five more than the previous season. His performances saw him become the first-choice the following year as he made 57 appearances across competitions. He played his last game for the side in 2016 against Chapecoense, keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw.

AS Roma

Alisson Becker at AS Roma (Pic credits: Getty)

Alisson Becker joined Roma in July 2016 for €7.5 million and made his debut in August against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. However, he was mostly the second fiddle to Wojciech Szczesny in his first season with the Italian side, making 15 appearances but none in Serie A.

He became the first-choice next season after Szczesny joined Juventus in 2017. He made his Serie A debut in Roma’s first match of the 2017-18 season, in a 1-0 win over Atalanta. He kept a clean sheet in every home game in the UEFA Champions League that season until the semi-finals where Roma lost 7-6 on aggregate.

Liverpool

Alisson joined Liverpool in July 2018 for a then-record fee for a goalkeeper of €72.5 million. That record lasted just four weeks as Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for €80 million.

The Brazilian made his debut for the Reds in a 4-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League in August. Liverpool had a 20-game unbeaten streak in the league. Alisson made a crucial save in their 1-0 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League group stages. Jurgen Klopp, during his departure in 2024, named it as the best save during his time at Liverpool.

He also became the first goalkeeper to keep 17 clean sheets in their debut Premier League season since Pepe Reina in 2006. He eventually won the Golden Glove, keeping 21 clean sheets in the league. He also kept a clean sheet in the UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur, as Liverpool won 2-0.

The next season for Liverpool began with a penalty shootout defeat against Manchester City in the Community Shield. Alisson suffered a calf injury in the first Premier League match of the season and was out until October. He received a red card in a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in November. In December, he helped Liverpool win their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup trophy.

In January 2020, he provided an assist for Mohamed Salah against Manchester United in a 2-0 win. He suffered another injury but eventually helped them win the Premier League title.

In May 2021, Alisson scored a memorable late winner against West Bromwich Albion to help Liverpool win 2-1. It helped them secure Champions League football for next season and he became the first goalkeeper to score in the club’s history.

In August 2021, Alisson signed a new deal with the Reds, which will expire in 2027. Liverpool won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup in the 2021–22 season, defeating Chelsea on penalties on both occasions. However, they lost the Premier League and the Champions League narrowly to Manchester City and Real Madrid respectively.

In October 2022, Alisson became the goalkeeper with the most goal contributions in Premier League history after he assisted Mohamed Salah in a 1-0 win over Manchester City. However, it was a disappointing season for Liverpool as they finished fifth.

In the 2023-24, Alisson faced multiple injury issues. Liverpool won the Carabao Cup but the Brazilian didn’t feature in the competition.

International Career

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Alisson Becker at Brazil (Pic credits: Getty)

Alisson made his senior debut for Brazil in 2015 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Venezuela. He was then part of the squad for the 2016 Copa America Centenario but Le Selecao were shockingly eliminated in the group stages.

Alisson then became Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper and featured in their journey till the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, where they were eliminated by Belgium. He helped his side win the 2019 Copa America at home, conceding just one goal in six matches. He won the Best Goalkeeper Award in the tournament.

Alisson started in the 2021 Copa America as well but was benched in the final for Ederson as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0. He was again the mainstay at the 2022 FIFA World Cup where they reached the quarter-finals before losing against Croatia.

Style of Play

Alisson Becker is widely regarded by many as one of the most complete goalkeepers in world football. He has immense shot-stopping ability, which includes low shots as well as at a height. The Brazilian is also excellent at claiming crosses into the box and helping his defense out.

With the modern generation of goalkeepers required to be excellent on the ball, Alisson also possesses good passing ability. He can play decently under pressure and pass the ball to his teammates.

Alisson hails Victor Valdes and Manuel Neuer as his idols and also showcases their “sweeper keeper” ability at times. Liverpool played a high line under Jurgen Klopp, which required Alisson to be in action quite often.

Personal Life

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Alisson with his family (Pic credits: Natalia Becker)

Alisson was born on October 2, 1992, to Jose Agostinho Becker and Magali Lino de Souza Becker in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil. His father is of German descent and hence, Alisson also holds a German passport. In February 2021, Jose Agostinho passed away by drowning in a lake in Lavras do Sul.

Alisson has a brother named Muriel Becker is also a goalkeeper and plays for the Brazilian club Vitoria. Alisson speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and English.

He has been married to Natalia Loewe since 2015. They had a daughter in 2019 and named her Helena before having a son in 2019 named Matteo. Alisson is also very religious and is also named “The Holy Goalie” by Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk.

Career Stats

TeamYearAppearancesClean Sheets
Internacional2013-20166635
AS Roma2016-20186426
Liverpool2018-263114
Brazil20156341

Alisson Becker Honors

Internacional:

Campeonato Gaucho: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Liverpool:

  • Premier League: 2020
  • UEFA Champions League: 2019
  • FA Cup: 2022
  • Carabao Cup: 2022
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2019

Brazil U23:

Toulon Tournament: 2013

Brazil:

Copa America: 2019

Individual:

  • FIFA The Best Goalkeeper: 2019
  • Yashin Trophy: 2019
  • Premier League Golden Glove: 2018-19, 2021-22
  • Copa America Golden Glove: 2019