Alisson Becker’s father, 57, drowns in Brazil


Alisson Becker, FIFA’s Best Men 2019 goalkeeper, mourns his father after an accident in Brazil.

Jose Becker drowned in a lake near his vacation home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police authorities told Reuters and ESPN. He was 57 years old.

Liverpool have expressed their condolences to their 28-year-old goalkeeper on Twitter, with good wishes from fans, players, teams and the Premier League in the comments. Becker is also the goalkeeper for the Brazilian national team.

Jose Becker was swimming on a dam on his property near Rincao do Inferno in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a few hours from the east coast. At around 5 p.m. he was declared missing. Local time, via ESPN, and a fire team was dispatched to help with the search. Becker’s body was around 11:59 p.m., according to ESPN, and no foul is suspected.

Alisson, considered the best men’s goalkeeper in the world, came to Liverpool from Roma in the summer of 2018. The club has since won the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Fluminense in Brazil.

The brothers each played for Brazil’s Internacional, which issued a statement.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker’s death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club wrote on Reuters.

Liverpool are expected to host Sheffield United on Sunday.

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