Brazilian club Chapecoense that lost players in plane crash have signed their first three players
On November 28, the world awoke to horrifying news about a plane crash in the mountains of Colombia.
The tragedy took the lives of 71 people on board the ill-fated plane and among the deaths were 19 first team players, coaches and staffs of Brazilian club Chapecoense.
Only three players survived the crash: Helio Neto (defender), Jackson Follmann (goalkeeper) and Alan Ruschel (winger).
The club’s director of football Rui Costa, said their shirt numbers will be reserved for them pending their return. Sadly, Follman had his leg amputated, but Costa insists no other player would ever wear his shirt number and says he would work for the club in another capacity.
Nine players of the club’s first team didn’t travel on the flight, and the team are in the process of rebuilding and look to signing 18 to 20 new players.
First off was the hiring of a new manager, Vagner Mancini, and ahead of their January 26 game, have brought in three players. Defender Douglas Grolli who is a former player arrives on loan from current club Cruzeiro.
The other two unveiled by the club were midfielder Nadson da Silva who signed from club Parana and striker Rossi, 23, joining from Goias.
Rossi signed a three-year deal while Nadson signed a two-year contract.