July 6, 2018

World Cup Player Feature: Brazil’s Goalkeeper Alisson Becker

Selecaos’ Head Turner Goalkeeper

He is considered the most handsome goalkeeper to ever play in Russia 2018,  with his looks similar to that of Hemsworth brothers. But Brazil’s goal stopper Alisson Becker shouldn’t only be regarded just for his looks — as his immense shot blocking skills in Selecao’s recent World Cup matches are totally off the scale.

Fullname: Alisson Ramses Becker

Birthdate: October 2, 1992

Place of Birth: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

Teams: AS Roma/Brazil National Team

Playing Years: 2008

Position: Goalkeeper


Campeonato Gaucho state title, 2013 – 2016

Toulon Tournament, 2013

Squad of The Season – UEFA Champions League, 2017

Formative/Starting Years

Internacional Academy, 2002- 2016

The 25-year-old goalkeeper is a native Brazil player born in Novo Hamburgo in October 2, 1992 and started playing football as early as ten. His football career begun when he joined Internacional Academy based in Rio Grande Do Su in 2002 as one of the teen footballers who played for the multi-sports clubs Under 23 players. Ten years later in 2013 Becker debuted his senior football exposure when he led the team on a 1-1 away draw opposing Cruzeiro RS in the Campeonato Gaucho league. All in all, he made 100 appearances for the team, playing both for Serie A and Primeira Liga.

Notable Skills/Style of Play

-Strong passing skills

-Speedy blocking stints

-Sharp field vision

-Firm physique

-Fast re-kicked goal blocking

Alisson is notably recognized for his quick goal blocks by primarily using his hands. He was always observed to block a shot with his arms up front, both knees on the grass, the ball clutched in between his palms,  rested in either his stomach or chest. When his hands aren’t in action, Becker is noticed to prevent opponent’s goal by moving his left arm or right leg in defense. These skills are indeed worthy to secure a wage with on an excellent bet broker platform.

Football Career

Brazil U-17 and U-20

In 2009 Becker claimed his first Brazil U-17 exposure. He appeared 9 times for Selecao’s international matches,  in 2016’s Copa America Centenario, and 5 times in World Cup 2018 qualifying games.

AS Roma, July 2016-Present

By July 2016 Alisson left Internacional and sign up for the Italian Serie A side Roma, where he still currently plays as the goalkeeper. He first played for the team on August 2016 competing in UEFA Champions league and first notch a 1-1 draw against FC Porto. He was given to wear the #1 shirt and helped the team move forward in league semi-finals round.

Even before Becker officially joined the team, It was allegedly stated that he already signed a €7.5 million pre-contract deal with the team to take effect for five years agreement. He also appeared in the Serie A 2017-18 opening campaign with a kick-start win against Atlanta with 1-0 win. He was praised for his consistent intense gameplay throughout the season.

In early 2018 there were rumors going around that Becker may allegedly sign up with Liverpool as a potential new team and were under negotiation for a contract of up to  £50 million to £80 million deal.

Becker on World Cup 2018

Not so long after Selecao’s first few matches on the Group E fixture that Becker’s name created a buzz on online sites solely for his good looks. He was praised for his goalkeeping techniques, all right — but social media peeps just can’t help but mention how good was the Brazilian goalkeeper in their eyes.

He was named one of Brazil’s 23 squads after he led the team on a World Cup qualifying match against Venezuela on 13th of October 2015 ending with a 3-1 Full-Time result. He was also credited as one of the pivotal figures for Selecao’s win against Serbia with 2-0 score, and another victory against Mexico with the same result. We’re still on the lookout if his team would continue their winning streaks as they face Belgium this 6th of July on Kazan Arena. As of 2018, Alisson already has 29 World Cup caps, 3 clean sheets, 360’ minutes played in 4 games, and was ranked the year’s 36 of the most valuable players.

Keep updated with Becker’s yet to be best saves for Brazil as they aim to make it to World Cup quarterfinals. Make sure to place your picks on our bet broker service via Skype.  Avail your ideal odds from our top Asian bookmakers with the best prices today!

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