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Roberto Firmino’s Father Tragically Dies During a Family Trip


Roberto Firmino’s father Jose Firmino’s death broke the family’s hearts during a family trip to Dubai on Saturday night. Thoughts and prayers with the Firmino family

José Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira suffered a heart attack, according to UOL. His family is still trying to contact the Brazilian embassy in the country in order to bring back his body to Maceió, the family’s home city.

Close friends and Firmino’s press manager confirmed the information. “He was a very good guy. He had a very good soul and was very funny. This was very unexpected,” said one friend of the family.

Roberto Firmino's father Jose Firmino's death broke the family's hearts during a family trip to Dubai on on Saturday night. Thoughts and prayers with Firmino family

Roberto Firmino, 32, saw his father as a hero, as he wrote in his biography “Si Señor – My Liverpool Years”.

“Not all heroes wear capes; some are called Dad. My father, José, was my childhood hero, an inspiration and an example. A generous, serious, honest man dedicated to the family.”

Firmino’s wife, Larissa Pereira, posted some photos and videos with her father-in-law. “Thank you for this moment, Lord”, Pereira wrote.

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Jose Firmino’s Death at 62 in Dubai

The sad news of Jose Firmino’s death was confirmed by Firmino’s press manager. According to UOL, Jose suffered a heart attack while traveling with his family.

CRB, Firmino’s first club, wrote a message to José Cordeiro, who was very happy to see his son, Roberto, playing there.

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira was born on October 2, 1991, in Maceió, Brazil. He plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli, which he captains, and the Brazil national team.

Roberto Firmino's father Jose Firmino's death broke the family's hearts during a family trip to Dubai on on Saturday night. Thoughts and prayers with Firmino family

After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at TSG Hoffenheim. His 16 goals in 33 games in the 2013–2014 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league’s Breakthrough Player.

Firmino signed for Liverpool in July 2015, and earned plaudits for his creativity, goalscoring, and work-rate; manager Jürgen Klopp referred to Roberto as the “engine” that propelled the club’s counter-pressing system.

The young player formed a formidable attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané after the departure of Philippe Coutinho.

He is widely regarded as a cult hero in Liverpool. In 2023, he decided not to extend his contract at Liverpool, and ultimately left on a free transfer to Saudi club Al-Ahli, after 8 years at Liverpool.

Roberto made his international debut for Brazil in November 2014. He represented the nation at the 2015, 2019, and 2021 Copes América, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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