We are completely convinced that Alisson Becker deserved one of the ten spots in this Wednesday’s FIFA The Best Awards’ list of nominees.
The Brazilian goalkeeper is hands down one of the most important players of last season, he triumphed both with his club and with his national team.
This goalie leads the new wave of players from his country that are set to take over the world in the next decade, he is slightly above Ederson from Manchester City.
The whole road leading up to the most recent season in which Alisson made his biggest impact, began back in the 2017-18 season when he still played for AS Roma.
The Champions League handed us a magical moment in which Becker was part of the squad that surprisingly eliminated Barcelona from the competition.
Manager Jurgen Klopp was in dire need of a new goalkeeper for his Liverpool squad, he immediately started making inquiries for Becker and he signed him for a record-breaking amount.
He became the second most expensive goalkeeper in football history, just below Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Alisson had a much bigger impact than the Basque player, for he won the two biggest trophies of the season.
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— #BeachSoccerWC 🏖🇵🇾 (@FIFAcom) July 31, 2019
Looking at all the money that was spent in goalkeepers during the summer of 2018, it’s easy to understand why they are dominating the world of football right now.
Three out of the five goalkeepers in the Top 5 list of the most expensive were purchased last summer, but Alisson was the best investment by far.
Everything we just told you about this Brazilian player, plus the Champions League and Copa America titles are the reason we can’t understand FIFA’s list of nominees.
Becker held a clean sheet for a staggering nine matches between his club and his country, the only goal he received came during the continental final between Brazil and Peru.
This stat alone should’ve been enough reason for him to be considered in the ten-men list of nominees for FIFA’s The Best Award.
The combined votes from the national team’s skippers, national team’s managers, select members of the media, and the fans decided that Becker wasn’t good enough to be a part of this list.
We apologize to Harry Kane but he didn’t make enough points in our book to be part of the final list.
Perhaps the voters believed that Liverpool had too many players among the names, we will never know.
No Alisson in the Top 10 Fifa The Best? C'mon! For real!!!??? pic.twitter.com/LdJ1OH2NPe
— Marco OPT (@Marco_OPT) July 31, 2019
Ballon d’Or should vindicate Alisson.
Now that this list has been announced by FIFA, we trust that the Ballon d’Or voters make a better decision.
We aren’t biased when we say that Alisson easily deserves to be in the Top 5 of the best players for the other prestigious award.
We seriously hope that the voters can see reason by the time they make a choice for that one, Alisson Becker deserves recognition for everything he accomplished last season with his club and country.
We can’t even begin to tell you how Jurgen Klopp must’ve reacted when he realized that his goalie wasn’t on the list, he even made more accomplishments than Mohamed Salah to be a part of it.
Regardless of this major outrage, we are certain that Becker doesn’t mind missing out on this list because he already has two gold medals of the biggest tournaments that were played last season.
We can already read the multitude of comments that claim Becker’s place on this list, the disbelief for leaving him out is completely unanimous throughout the web and the vast majority of media outlets that specialize in football.
In 2019, Alisson Becker won:
*Premier League Golden Glove
*Copa América Best Goalkeeper *Selected in Copa América team of the tournament
*UEFA Champions League
*UCL Squad of the Season
But somehow, he managed to be excluded from FIFA’s The Best 2019 award.
What a travesty! pic.twitter.com/1XONc1UUCM
— Eleanya Ndukwe Jr. (@The_New_Mind) July 31, 2019
Why do you think people didn’t vote for Alisson Becker in The Best Award list of nominees? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.