Chapecoense beat Figueirense 2-1 on Tuesday to ensure a high 4 place in Serie B and a direct return to the nation’s high division following final season’s relegation.
On November 28, 2016, the airplane carrying the membership’s gamers and employees, in addition to journalists, crashed close to Medellín, Colombia, the place the crew was resulting from play the Copa Sudamericana ultimate first-leg in opposition to Atletico Nacional, killing 71 of the 77 individuals on board.
The crew was flying from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, to Colombia when it crashed right into a hillside. Nineteen gamers and 19 employees have been killed. Simply three gamers survived.
Remarkably, Chapecoense averted relegation for 2 consecutive seasons following the crash, however ultimately went right down to Serie B in 2019.
“WELCOME BACK. WE ARE IN SERIE A!” the membership tweeted following its promotion. “It was not straightforward to get right here. It was a lot tougher than we imagined. With work, humility, dedication, unity and, above all, with the STRENGTH FROM ABOVE, Chapecoense saved its promise.”
In March 2019, Brazilian journalist Rafael Henzel, who survived the airplane crash, died on the age of 45.
In response to Globo, Henzel suffered a coronary heart assault whereas enjoying soccer in Chapeco and died after being rushed to hospital.