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.
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.
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.