Alan Ruschel, one of the survivors from Chapecoense’s plane crash scores a goal for the first time since the team plane crash in 2016.
Chapecoense plane crash was the most tragic incident in football since the turn of the century, when Chapecoense’s team plan was crashed in 2017.
Almost, the whole staff and squad died during the incident leaving only 6 survivors out of 77 people on board. The Brazilian club was scheduled to play at the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals.
Out of which, Alan Ruschel was also one of the survivors from the crash, and in a game against Athletico Paranerse, Ruschel scored for his current side Goias against Cruzerio to make his team win by 1-0.
In response, the home fans applauded Ruschel with whole enthusiasm and it was certainly a lively moment for the 30-year-old player.
The player is on a loan to Goias from Chapecoense and its been 3 years since he last scored a goal in a Brasileiro top flight league after the accident.
Ruschel returned to the pitch after the crash against Barcelona, when Chapecoense played against Barcelona in the Joan Gamper trophy back in 2017. He played for the first 35 minutes and received a standing ovation with his other two surviving two teammates.
Since then, the defender has not seen back, and has been playing professionally. The player was on a loan with Chapecoense when the fatal accident happened.
Later, the Brazilian club signed the Brazilian player on permanent basis in 2018, and since then he is associated with the club. Although, he is amidst a loan spell at the club he scored for in Brasileiro.
The crash was absolutely a tragic accident and many South American football teams paid tribute to Chapecoense by changing their playing kits to include Chapecoense’s badge or wearing Chapecoense’s playing kit or green colours. Matches all over the world also began with a minute of silence.