Brazil’s Chapecoense extends contract of air crash survivor
Ruschel’s new contract is valid until the end of 2020, club director Rui Costa said on Wednesday.
Costa said ”Ruschel is the living proof of Chape’s reconstruction. We want him here for many years.”
The crash on Nov. 28, 2016, in Colombia killed 71 people. Ruschel, defender Neto, goalkeeper Jackson Follmann and journalist Rafael Henzel survived.
Despite fears of relegation in the Brazilian league, Chapecoense finished eighth to secure a spot in the prestigious Copa Libertadores.
Ruschel played four games last year and said he is hoping for more regular playing time this season.