Former Liverpool Striker, Roberto Firmino Ventures Into Pastoring Alongside His Wife, Larisa Pereira Amid His Spell In Saudi Arabia

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    Roberto Firmino seems to be preparing for life after football as he embraces a new calling as a pastor alongside wife Larisa Pereira, in Maceio, Brazil.

    Firmino is pastoring an evangelical church that he founded alongside his wife, Pereira in 2021, and they were ordained on Sunday, July 7, 2024, with the dedication ceremony happening on the indicated date.

    Roberto Firmino Puts Out Statement After Becoming Pastor Of An Evangelical Church

    Via a heartfelt message shared on his Instagram account, Roberto Firmino expressed that becoming a pastor was not an initial objective, but a mission that was born due to his encounter with Christ.

    He wrote: “Since our encounter with Christ, a longing burns in our hearts… that people may know this love that has reached us. 

    “Now we have another responsibility… To be pastors according to the heart of God and to cooperate with the Kingdom.”

    The Al-Ahli man also extended his appreciation to pastors Jairo and Keila for the role they played in his spiritual journey.

    Alison Becker Helps Robero Firmino Get Baptized

    Recall in January 2020, Roberto Firmino shared a video showing Liverpool goalie Alison Becker struggling to hold back tears whilst helping him get baptized.

    Firmino looks to be growing strongly in Christ and he alongside Alison vividly displays their affinity towards the religion, just like many other stars and Brazilian footballers.

    Brazilian Players That Openly Show Their Christian Faith

    Ex-Manchester United midfielder Fred, who currently plays for Turkish side Fenerbahçe is also a player known to be a Christian, having in the past also talked about his religious state and why he is nicknamed “Pastor Fred”.

    Brazilian great Ricardo Kaka is also known to be a Christian and he is of the protestant branch of the faith.

    Another great, Neymar Jr, is also a Christian and he follows the Pentecostal branch of the religion.

    Several Brazilian greats are also Christians, possibly due to the popularity of the religion in the South American nation.

    Who Is Roberto Firmino’s Wife?

    Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino married model and Instagram sensation Larissa Pereira on June 20, 2017, in Maceio, Brazil. She was born on December 12, 1992.

    Firmino and Larissa met at a bar in 2013, but they didn’t start dating until 2014, before walking down the aisle 3 years later.

    Reports indicate that Alberto Moreno, Allan Souza, Lucas Leiva, and Philippe Coutinho were part of the notable visitors who attended the wedding.

    Roberto Firmino and wife Larrissa have four children together; 2 daughters namely; Valentina, Bella, Liz, and Sophia Firmino, born in 2014, 2016, 2021, and 2023 respectively.

    Who Is Roberto Firmino?

    Firmino is a professional footballer, who plays for Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli and he was born on October 2, 1991.

    Roberto Firmino was born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, and his mother is Mariana Cicero, and his father is José Roberto Firmino. 

    Roberto Firmino Sibling And The Clubs He Has Represented?

    The 32-year-old also has a sister named Roberta Marcella and he has played for several clubs in his career, including; Figueirense FC, Tombense, TSG Hoffenheim, Liverpool, and currently, Al-Ahli.

    Firmino With Al-Ahli?

    Roberto Firmino had a relatively underwhelming season but “okay” season with Al-Ahli, scoring 9 goals and providing 7 assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.

    Firmino’s contract with the Saudi Pro League club runs until June 2026 and it will be fascinating to see if he will call time on his career when his deal expires.

    Al-Ahli, who are tutored by German tactician Matthias Jaissle finished the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League season in 3rd position, with 65 points from 34 matches.

    Roberto Firmino’s Market Value And Salary?

    Firmino has a market value of €8 million and he currently earns about €365,000 per week at Al-Ahli.

    Roberto Firmino Career Stats

    Roberto Firmino has made 587 club appearances thus far in his career, scoring 177 goals and providing 118 assists in all competitions.

    Internationally, Firmino has made 55 appearances for Brazil, scoring 17 goals and providing 7 assists.

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