Brazilian Soccer Star Roberto Firmino Shares Emotional Video of His Baptism, Celebrates Becoming ‘New Creation in Christ’

Brazilian soccer star Roberto Firmino gets baptized, Jan. 14, 2019. | Photo: Instagram/roberto_firmino

Brazilian soccer star Roberto Firmino, who now plays for Liverpool, recently shared on Instagram about his emotional baptism ceremony with his teammate, Alisson Becker, and wife by his side.

The soccer stars and all of Firmino’s friends and family members wore Hillsong, “cross=love” t-shirts for the baptism.

“I gave you my failures and the victories I will give you too. My greatest title is Your Love Jesus!” Firmino wrote in Portuguese of his special day in the video caption.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”


The Brazilian athlete currently plays striker for England’s Premier League team, Liverpool, the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup winners.

His teammate, Becker, named “best goalkeeper” in 2019, and Firmino’s wife were both moved with emotion as they saw the soccer star’s declaration of faith on Wednesday.

The video of his baptism shows Firmino walking into the pool sporting a smile as his friends and family await. The 28-year-old gives a short testimony in Portuguese and is then dunked in the water.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law