A terrible tragedy occurred in the family of the famous ex-football player of Liverpool and the Brazilian national team Roberto Firmino. His 62-year-old father, Jose, died suddenly during a family holiday in Dubai, The Sun reports. Earlier, the father of famous Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was found dead.
The trip to the Emirates for the parents was organized by the footballer himself, who has recently been playing near the Saudi club Al-Ahli. There were no signs of tragedy. A few days ago, the forward’s wife published a joint family photo in which Firmino Sr. looked quite healthy and optimistic. The cause of death of the football player’s father was a heart attack. The family has already contacted the Brazilian Embassy in the UAE to arrange for the body of the deceased to be returned home.
Roberto Firmino loved his father very much, who, despite poverty (he worked as a street vendor), did his best to help his son grow into a football star. “Not all heroes wear capes; some are called Papa. My father Jose was my childhood hero, an inspiration and an example. Generous, serious, honest person, devoted to his family,” – wrote Firmino in his autobiographical book.
Roberto Firmino played for Liverpool for eight years, winning seven trophies with his fellow Beatles, including the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. Wearing a Brazil national team shirt, the striker won the America’s Cup.
Previously, FACTS reported that the mother of the world football champion had died.
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