Chapecoense beat Figueirense 2-1 on Tuesday to ensure a high 4 place in Serie B and an instantaneous return to the nation’s high division following final season’s relegation.
On November 28, 2016, the aircraft carrying the membership’s gamers and workers, in addition to journalists, crashed close to Medellín, Colombia, the place the workforce was as a result of play the Copa Sudamericana last first-leg in opposition to Atletico Nacional, killing 71 of the 77 folks on board.
The workforce was flying from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, to Colombia when it crashed right into a hillside. Nineteen gamers and 19 workers have been killed. Just three gamers survived.
The catastrophe united the world of soccer in grief, with followers and golf equipment world wide stepping as much as assist Chapecoense in its time of want. Rival golf equipment in Brazil provided gamers on mortgage and Barcelona organized a charity match to lift funds for the membership and the households affected.
Remarkably, Chapecoense averted relegation for 2 consecutive seasons following the crash, however finally went all the way down to Serie B in 2019.
“WELCOME BACK. WE ARE IN SERIE A!” the membership tweeted following its promotion. “It was not easy to get here. It was much harder than we imagined. With work, humility, dedication, unity and, above all, with the STRENGTH FROM ABOVE, Chapecoense kept its promise.”
In March 2019, Brazilian journalist Rafael Henzel, who survived the airplane crash, died on the age of 45.
According to Globo, Henzel suffered a coronary heart assault whereas taking part in soccer in Chapeco and died after being rushed to hospital.