Born to be a goalkeeper

ALISSON

BORN TO

BE A

GOALKEEPER

Alisson's entire family consists of amateur goalkeepers.

  • Mom (handball)
  • Dad (football)
  • Great grandfather (football)
  • Older brother (Muriel) was his team-mate at Internacional


You must know that every save that I make here in Russia is also yours. My success is your success. We are part of the same story   

Alisson's message to Muriel ahead of the World Cup

(H/T Player's Tribune)

The younger brother has taken his promise very seriously. In Russia he currently sits on 310 minutes of playing time without conceding a goal

 I will never forget the feeling. It was like a revelation. I thought: this is what I am going to do. I am gonna play for Brazil. And I will win the World Cup

Alisson, about the final in 2002


In 2009 he was Brazil's #1 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria

along with current teammates Coutinho, Casemiro and Neymar.

Brazil was eliminated in the group stage.

9 years later, he's ready to win it all in Russia.  

Alisson is studying under 1994 World Cup winner Taffarel - a goalkeeping idol for him for both club (Internacional) and country. The current #1 still remembers celebrating Taffarel's performance against Netherlands at the 1998 World Cup semi-final.

79%

On fire

He plays for Roma and this season he recorded the best shots saved ration of all Serie A goalkeepers (79 percent of shots on target saved). 

CAN HE

DO IT?

Follow Alisson's performance on his way to the Semi- Final!

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