Roberto Firmino


Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira (born 2 October 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team. He will leave Liverpool on 30 June 2023 upon the expiry of his contract.

After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at 1899 Hoffenheim. His 16 goals in 33 games in the 2013–14 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league's Breakthrough Player. In July 2015, he signed for Liverpool where he earned plaudits for his creativity, goalscoring and workrate, with manager Jürgen Klopp referring to Firmino as the "engine" that propels the club's counter-pressing system.

He formed a formidable attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané after the departure of Philippe Coutinho. In the 2018–19 season he won the UEFA Champions League, and the following season won the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup after scoring the winner in the final, and the 2019–20 Premier League title. He also won the FA Cup and EFL Cup with Liverpool in the 2021–22 season.

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