NEWS

\n When a 17-year-old Gareth Barry made his debut as sub for Aston Villa’s Ian Taylor at Hillsborou...
\nBrighton match-winner Tomer Hemed is facing a three-match FA ban after stamping on Newcastle’s De...
\nArsene Wenger has warned Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola: No manager can afford to dismiss the cup ...
\nEngland’s footballers will be able to wear the poppy on their shirts when they take on Germany wi...
\n What do you give the manager who seemingly has everything? Even more, if you’re Pep ­Guardiola....
Read More
Palmeiras-v-Atletico-MG-Brasileirao-Series-A-2014.jpg

Chapecoense sign first players on loan following tragic plane crash as Brazilian club begin to rebuild squad

Date Posted,December 21, 2016

Brazilian side Chapecoense have signed three players following the club’s tragic plane crash.

The charter jet carrying the Chapecoense team , along with club officials and journalists, to Medellin for their Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombian side Atletico Nacional came down earlier this month.

The extent of Chapecoense’s loss became clear with the confirmed deaths of 19 players and also officials of the Brazilian club who were on the flight.

The world of football has come together in support of Chapecoense and their Brazilian rivals have now loaned a number of players.

Atletico Mineiro, who were due to face Chape in the final game of the season before it was postponed, have loaned attacking midfielder Dodo to the club.

Atletico Mineiro have loaned Dodo (Photo: Getty Images)
Chapecoense posted a touching video from the changing room to say thanks to all the messages of support
Chapecoense posted a touching video from the changing room to say thanks to all the messages of support (Photo: CEN / Associacao Chapecoense Fut)
Chapecoense posted a touching video from the changing room to say thanks to all the messages of support
Chapecoense posted a touching video from the changing room to say thanks to all the messages of support (Photo: CEN / Associacao Chapecoense Fut)

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Figueirense and was linked with Chapecoense before the plane crash.

There will be no loan fee for the move with the sides splitting his wages.

The club have also signed Juventude goalkeeper Elias and Douglas Grolli from Cruzeiro.

Real Madrid players observe a minutes silence as respect for the victims of the Colombia plane crash containing the Chapecoense players and staff
Real Madrid players observe a minutes silence as respect for the victims of the plane crash (Photo: Reuters)
Relatives of the members of the Chapecoense Real football club
Relatives of the members of the Chapecoense Real football club (Photo: Getty Images)
Brazil's Chapecoense football club fans participate in a tribute to the players killed in a plane crash Monday night in Colombia, at the club's stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on November 30, 2016.
Chapecoense fans participate in a tribute (Photo: Getty Images)

Vagner Mancini, who was appointed Chapecoense manager after the accident, had previously hit out at the quality of players being offered.

Directors of Coritiba, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Portuguesa, Santos and Sao Paulo have all pledged to help Chapecoense out with players, and have petitioned to the Brazilian FA to make sure the club are not relegated from the top flight.

The directors said: “We are sad, we sympathise with this tragedy, but we shall help.

“Working together, we, club presidents of Brazilian football, wait for the club’s return to compete in the highest competition of Brazilian football.

Back to previous page

payment with

Security