Roberto Firmino

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Roberto Firmino
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Firmino at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Personal information
Full name Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
Date of birth (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Maceió, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2008 CRB
2008–2009 Figueirense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Figueirense 38 (8)
2011–2015 1899 Hoffenheim 140 (38)
2015– Liverpool 132 (47)
National team
2014– Brazil 30 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:01, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:55, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira (born 2 October 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team. He plays as an attacking midfielder, forward or winger. He was born in Maceió.

Firmino started his career in Brazil, first playing for CRB and later Figueirense. In 2011, he joined the Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, where he spent four-and-a-half seasons. He signed for Premier League side Liverpool in June 2015.[1]

Firmino has played for Brazil since 2014. He played for them during the 2015 Copa América and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Hoffenheim[change | change source]

Firmino joined Hoffenheim in December 2010, including a contract running until June 2015. He flew to Hoffenheim on January 1, 2011. Ernst Tanner, which is the manager of Hoffenheim said “they were pleased to have a talented Brazilian soccer player on there team”. He made his debut after a month in a Bundesliga defeat against a team called Mainz ,when he got substituted with Sebastian Rudy at the 75th minute. Firmino made his first professional goal with Hoffenheim on April 16 the only goal of a league victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. In July 2013, A russian club named Lokomotiv Moscow which made a €12 million bid for firmino Hoffenheim captain Andreas Beck halied Firmino's development as "outstanding" in August 2013. He completed he 2013–14 Bundesliga season with a he was the fourth highest score with 16 goals.

Liverpool[change | change source]

On June 23, 2015, while he was competing for Brazil at the Copa América, Hoffenheim and Firmino both agreed the terms for him to transfer him to the Premier League club called Liverpool for about £29 million on conclusion of the tournament, Liverpool confirmed the signing the next day The deal was finalised on 4 July.

On 23 August, Firmino scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season,and scoring 5-0 goals and a win over Burton Albion.

He was took Jordan Ibe for the final 12 minutes in a game against 1-0 Stoke City. In January 2016, the Irish Examiner said Firmino was steadily

On December 21, 2019, he scored the goal in the FIFA Club World Cup Final, giving the title to Liverpool.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Roberto Firmino: Liverpool sign Brazil striker in £29m deal". BBC. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. "Fifa Club World Cup: Roberto Firmino scores the winning goal as Liverpool beat Flamengo 1-0 - BBC Sport". 2019-12-21. Retrieved 2019-12-22.

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