Roberto Firmino: Former Liverpool Star Ordained as Pastor in Brazil

Roberto Firmino: Former Liverpool Star Ordained as Pastor in Brazil

  • Former Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been ordained as a pastor at an evangelical church
  • The Brazilian star was consecrated at a church he founded in his hometown of Maceió, Brazil
  • Firmino, ever open about his belief system, had his baptism in 2020 at former Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker's house

Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino has announced that he has become a pastor of an evangelical church.

The 32-year-old was consecrated on Sunday, June 30, at a church he established in his hometown of Maceió.

Roberto Firmino has become a pastor of an evangelical church
Former Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has become a pastor of an evangelical church in Brazil. Photo: Jose Manuel Alvarez.
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According to Liverpool Echo, the former Brazilian star and his spouse are now pastors.

In a heartfelt joint post on Instagram, Firmino and his wife, Larissa, described the occasion as "memorable and unforgettable."

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They wrote:

"Since our encounter with Christ, we have felt a deep desire for others to know the love that has transformed us. Now, we embrace a new responsibility: to be pastors after God's own heart, working for His Kingdom."

Firmino has been open on being Christian

Firmino's spiritual journey gained public attention in 2020, at the height of the COVID lockdown, when he was baptized in the swimming pool of his former teammate Alisson's house.

The ex-Hoffenheim star frequently shares religious messages and photos of himself preaching on his social media.

In 2023, Firmino joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli, following the wave set by Cristiano Ronaldo, where he has since made 34 appearances and scored nine goals.

How Firmino fared at Liverpool and Brazil

For those who might not have guessed, this is the same Roberto Firmino who, according to the BBC, played a crucial role in Liverpool's 2021-22 Champions League victory.

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Firmino enjoyed an illustrious eight-year spell at Liverpool, forming a formidable attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

During his time with the club, he also won the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup.

On the international stage, he earned 55 caps for Brazil and holds the record as the highest-scoring Brazilian in Premier League history with 82 goals.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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