Survived a terrible plane accident: Now stop Chapecoense-playing career

Neto was among the few survivors in a plane crash in 2016, which killed 71 people, including many players. Chapecoense-player Neto, who survived a plane crash

Survived a terrible plane accident: Now stop Chapecoense-playing career

Neto was among the few survivors in a plane crash in 2016, which killed 71 people, including many players.

Chapecoense-player Neto, who survived a plane crash in 2016, sets his professional career.

It tells the brazilian defender to the tv station Globo on Friday.

- My body can't handle it anymore. The pain is greater than pleasure, he says.

The 34-year-old is one of a total of six people who survived a plane crash in november 2016 near the colombian city of Medellín.

71 people lost their lives in the accident. Among the victims were 19 players from the brazilian soccer club Chapecoense.

Neto says that he is not experiencing pain in it daily, but that he is suffering from severe knee and back pain when he trains at a high level.

After the air disaster turned Neto back to the football field after a long period of rehabilitation, but he is now agreed with the club and its doctors to cease the career.

Chapecoense-players, coaches and journalists was on its way to Medellín, where the team were to play the final of the international tournament Copa Sudamericana, when the plane crashed into a hillside.

Only six people survived the crash - including Neto and teammates Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jakson Follmann, who after the crash was the lower part of his right leg amputated.

In december 2016, concluded with the civil aviation authorities in Colombia that it was a series of human errors were to blame in that the passenger plane ran out of fuel and crashed.

And neither the carrier or the bolivian authorities should have given the plane permission to to ease out from the flight plan, which had been laid. The chartered aircraft was mellemlandet in Bolivia, before the accident occurred.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 14 December 2019, 06:00

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