Heartbreaking loss: Roberto Firmino’s father passes away at 62 during family trip

Former Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has passed away at the age of 62, after suffering a heart attack during a family trip to Dubai. Firmino's family is working to return his father's body to their hometown of Maceió. Firmino, now a star at Al-Ahli, praised his father's generosity and dedication to the family. The Clube de Regatas Brasil expressed sadness and pride in his son's football achievements.

Heartbreaking Loss: Roberto Firmino's Father Passes Away At 62 During Family Trip

In a tragic turn of events, José Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira, the father of former Liverpool star Roberto Firmino, has passed away at the age of 62. The heartbreaking incident occurred as he suffered a heart attack during a family trip to Dubai. Firmino’s family is currently working to reach the Brazilian embassy in the UAE to facilitate the return of his father’s body to their hometown of Maceió. Described as a “very good guy” with a warm and humorous personality, José Roberto’s unexpected demise has left friends and family in deep sorrow.

In his autobiography, Firmino, now a star at Al-Ahli, pays tribute to his father, stating, “Not all heroes wear capes; some are called Dad.” He reflects on his father’s influence as a childhood hero, emphasizing his generosity, sincerity, and dedication to the family. The Clube de Regatas Brasil, Firmino’s boyhood club, expressed profound sadness at the news, highlighting José Roberto’s pride in his son’s football achievements.

The family had shared moments from their Dubai trip on social media, including joyful snapshots at an amusement park. Firmino departed Liverpool last summer after an illustrious eight-year tenure, contributing to the team’s Champions League victory in 2019 and Premier League triumph in 2020.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira

Forwarder, Midfielder


Age: 32

181 cm

76 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 13 2 Missed
Minutes 922 70.9 Avg
Goals 3 0.2 Avg
Assist 1 0.1 Avg
Attempt 22 1.7 Avg
Passes 246 18.975.3% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 12 times for 917 minutes for Pro League.

Roberto Firmino scored 3 goals for Al Ahli. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Pro League. In the last match Al Ahli drew 2-2 against Dhamk. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Shabab.

Al Ahli performance and stats

Al Ahli

Manager: Matthias Jaissle
Rank 3rd
Win 9
Draw 3
Loss 3
Goals 32-19
Diff 13

Al Ahli is currently 3rd in the Pro League with 26 points.

In the last 13 games, it has won 8 times, drawn twice, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Al Ahli drawn 2-2 against Dhamk.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 26 goals and conceding 19.​

Al Ahli will play the next match in Pro League against Al Shabab on Wednesday 22nd of November in Jeddah. The prediction is Al Ahli Jeddah winning the match.​

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