Sports Nicknames - O Goleiro Gato

Alisson Becker is a Brazilian goalkeeper, considered by many to be the best in the world.

Brazil and Liverpool man between the sticks - Alisson Becker - Illustration.  Profile drawing.  Avatar image.  Art.  O Goleiro Gato - The Cat Goalie.

Alisson came through the yough ranks of the Brazilian club Internacional and eventually in 2013 got the call to join the first team. A move to Roma followed four years later, where he spent two years before signing for Liverpool in 2018 for a world-record fee for a goalie at the time.

It was at Liverpool that Alisson came into the spotlight. During his time playing for the Reds he has so far won the English Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and was named the FIFA goalkeeper of the year. Alisson is the very first recipient of the Yashin Trophy.

In Brazil, the nickname for Alisson Becker is 'O Goleiro Gato', which translates to Cat-Goalie, due to his amazing reflexes, timing and agility. Alisson made his debut for the Brazil national team in 2015 at the age of 23.

Alisson is a 'Sweeper Keeper' style of goalie, just like the two legends Victor Valdes and Manuel Neuer, who were his inspiration in the younger days.


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