Didn’t know much about Chapecoense FC as a football club, but as a football fan, this is such a hard news to digest. Nevertheless, rest in peace to the departed and deepest condolences to their families. May Chapecoense FC come back stronger and make the club proud again!
Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, commonly known as Chapecoense and whose acronym is ACF, is a Brazilian football club, based in the city of Chapecó in the state of Santa Catarina.
Besides football the club also has activities in futsal, in which it has been state champion twice. The club was founded in 1973 with the goal of restoring football in the city of Chapecó, and won their first state title in 1977. In all, the club has won five state championships to date, the last in 2016. A relatively small club, they entered Brazil’s top division, Série A, for the first time in 2014. The club’s home matches are played at Arena Condá.
For those who missed the news, please find the following link to Telegraph’s coverage yesterday: