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’s father tragically passed away after suffering a heart attack during a family trip to Dubai 🕊️
Our deepest condolences to Roberto Firmino and his family ♥️ pic.twitter.com/zcHio5Uwfy
— Sports Brief (@sportsbriefcom) November 20, 2023
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
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.
Al Ahli performance and stats
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.Embed from Getty Images