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The president of the Brazilian Chapecoense dies victim of Covid-19


The top manager of #Chapecó was admitted to an intensive care unit since #December 18

The president of the #Chapecoense, #Paulo #Magro, died this #Wednesday at the age of 59 a victim of #Covid-19, informed the #Brazilian soccer club that attracted solidarity from around the world four years ago when a plane crash in #Colombia it wiped out most of its workforce.

#Magro was admitted to an intensive care unit from a hospital in the city of #Chapecó (southern #Brazil) since #December 18 due to complications in his state of health caused by the coronavirus.

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The leader presided over the #Chapecoense since #August 2019 and, although he held the position exactly one year ago, when the #Chapecó team lost its place in the first division of the #Brazilian #Championship, his death occurred precisely at a time when the club was leading the ranking of the second division tournament and he is a few points away from confirming his return to the elite group.

“#Totally dismayed and with our hearts taken by sadness and disbelief,” #Chapecoense announced the death of its president in a statement in which he attributed the club’s current comeback to #Magro both on and off the field.

“#With his courage, suitability and wisdom, he allowed the white and green team to go back on the victorious path”, according to the #Chapecó team, who expressed their gratitude “to the man who entered our history and in it eternalized him, again, rebuild it. “

The accident that decimated #Chapecoense occurred on #November 28, 2016 when the plane in which the team was traveling to #Medellín to play the final of the #Copa #Sudamericana crashed 17 kilometers from reaching the airport in the #Colombian city.

#In the tragedy, 71 of the 77 people who were in the aircraft of the #Bolivian airline #Lamia died, including players, members of the board of directors and the coaching staff, as well as a score of journalists who accompanied the club in its first final in a international tournament.

#After the event, #Chapecoense was declared champion of the 2016 #South #American #Cup and debuted in the #Copa #Libertadores de #América (maximum continental tournament) in 2018.

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The team, which until 2006 played in the fourth division of #Brazil, spent six years in the first division of the #League, before its first relegation, in #December of last year.

The #Covid-19 also caused the death this month of former soccer player and coach #René #Weber, who commanded the #Brazilian #Under-20 team and this year was technical assistant for #Botafogo, and #Marcelo veiga, coach of the modest #Sao #Bernardo club and who was the strategist who managed the #Bragantino the most times.

#Among the still active soccer personalities who have died in #Brazil victims of the pandemic, stands out the masseur #Jorge #Luiz #Domingos ‘#Jorginho’, who for almost four decades worked with #Flamengo, the 2019 #Brazilian and #Libertadores champion, and who was also a masseur for the #Brazilian team that won the 2002 #World #Cup.

They also died #José #Raymundo, who was the doctor for the #Brasil de #Pelotas club; #Marcos #Bosin, former vice president of the #Guild; #Sebastiao #Jose da #Silva, youth divisions coach responsible for jewel discovery as striker #Richarlison; and #André #Karnikowski, former president and doctor of the #Brusque club.

#Brazil is one of the global epicenters of the pandemic and the second country with the most deaths from #Covid-19 in the world, with almost 194,000 deaths, and the third with the most infections, with more than 7.6 million confirmed cases.

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https://www.espn.com.mx/futbol/brasil/nota/_/id/7974032/chapecoense-presidente-muere-victima-covid-paulo-magro

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