Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s father Jose Becker was swimming at a dam on his property in southern Brazil. Unfortunately, he drowned while swimming. The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon.
The tragic accident happened around 5 pm yesterday and no foul play has been suspected. The body of Jose Becker was later located that evening nearby. His body was reportedly found around midnight by a friend and employee of the family estate in the city of Bage.
Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper in 2019. He won both the Premier League and the Champions League last season with Liverpool. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense. Their father was 57 years old.
Both the Becker brothers played for Internacional. The club tweeted their condolences: “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.”
Fluminense also posted on social media: “The Fluminense Football Club deeply regrets the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson. We wish all friends and family all the strength.”
The sudden demise of Jose Becker has left the whole family in grief.