Alisson Becker's List Of 2019 Achievements Is Ridiculous
Alisson Becker kept a clean sheet to help Liverpool win the FIFA World Club Cup on Saturday evening, rounding off an incredible year for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
The Reds' first choice goalkeeper has made a huge impact at Anfield in the 18 months since signing for Jurgen Klopp's side, just a month after after Loris Karius' mistakes had cost the team the Champions League final.
Saturday confirmed Liverpool as the world champions and it also ended a year in which Alisson has won pretty much every honour possible.
The 27-year-old won the Champions League, European Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup with Liverpool and added the Copa America with Brazil, but his achievements don't end there.
Alisson also collected a whole host of personal awards as he won the first Yashine Trophy, the Ballon d'Or for keepers essentially, the FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year, Champions League goalkeeper of the season and Premier League and Copa America Golden Gloves.
He also earned the joint most clean sheets in the Champions League and found himself on the FIFA and UEFA Teams of the Season and Copa America Team of the Tournament.
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All that and he couldn't even get in the top five in the Ballon d'Or, finishing seventh behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Kylian Mbappe.
The keeper moved to Europe from Brazilian side Internacional in 2016 when he joined Roma but was second choice to Wojciech Szczesny in his first season, before the Pole moved to Juventus.
In his second season in Italy he played 49 games in all competitions and kept 22 clean sheets. He impressed in the sides run to the Champions League semi-final to secure a then world record fee for a goalkeeper, of £66.8 million, move to Liverpool.
Along with Virgil van Dijk, he has helped transform the Reds' fortunes at the back and as well as having a brilliant attacking unit they're also the strongest team in defence in Europe.
He kept a clean sheet in the Champions League final, as Liverpool became champions of Europe for the sixth time, and helped Brazil beat Peru in the Copa America final as they became South American champions for the first time in 12 years.
What an incredible year!
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