The father of Alisson Ramses Becker has died after drowning in a lake in the southern Brazil.
The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Jose Becker, 57, has died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in the southern Brazil, near the town of Rincao do Inferno on Wednesday.
Alisson’s father has drowned
Jose was reported missing to local police at 5pm before the Cacapava do Sul Fire Department later found his body during their search at 11:59pm. The local authorities say the death was not being treated as suspicious as no foul play suspected.
Brazilian club Internacional – whom Alisson and his younger brother Muriel both used to play for – issued a statement following the tragic news saying: “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.” Sao Paolo FC wrote on Twitter: “With much regret, São Paulo FC receives the sad news of the death of José Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel. Our condolences and solidarity with the two athletes and their families. A lot of strength and a lot of light at this point.”
Even Merseyside rivals Everton sent their condolences, taking to Twitter to write: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Everton are with Alisson Becker and his family following the tragic news of the death of his father, Jose Becker.” Jose was a goalkeeper for Rio Grande do Sul at an amateur level, and was a major factor in his sons’ reasoning to become professional goalkeepers.
Speaking in 2018, Alisson said: “I have a family of goalkeepers. My father played for his work team, my mother played handball in school, and my grandfather played in amateur football and after all this, came my brother playing and then I started to like it, too.” Alisson’s brother Muriel, 34, currently plays for Brazilian side Fluminese.