Liverpool FC goalkeeper Allison Becker’s father Jose Becker, has drowned in a dam in Brazil.
Reports say that Jose was swimming in a dam near his holiday home in southern Brazil, metres away from the town of Rincao do Inferno on Wednesday evening. Jose was 57.
His family and friends back in Brazil would embark on a search mission after he went missing for hours.
With the family searching Jose to no avail, they would later report Jose missing at a local Brazil police station at 5pm in the evening.
The Cacapava do Sul Fire Department later located his lifeless body during normal routine check and search.
The local authorities have ruled out any foul in Jose’s death.
Alisson’s childhood club Internacional has sent a message of condolence to the family.
“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 said.
Brazilian club São Paulo FC also regretted the tragic death of Brazil national team first choice goalkeeper. The club said, “With much regret, São Paulo FC receives the sad news of the death of José Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel.”
Muriel Gustavo Becker is the younger brother of Allison Becker and plays for Brazilian club Fluminence as a goalkeeper.
Jose was a goalkeeper himself during his youthful days at amateur level and turned out for Rio Grande do Sul.
In 2019, he was named The Best FIFA Goalkeeper.