Chapecoense has been relegated to Serie B of Brazilian football,exactly “3” years after their tragic plane crash.

After losing 1-0 to Botafogo, Chapecoense stayed 19th in the table with only 28 points after 35 games, nine points from the safe zone with only three games left, which makes the relegation eventually certain.

The team were traveling to play the first leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional on 28 November 2016, when the plane crash happened.

All but six of the 77 passengers on the plane died in the crash and only three Chapecoense players survived.

After the crash, Chapecoense managed to recover surprisingly and finished 8th in the Brazilian Serie A in 2017.

However, they only avoided relegation by two points in 2018 with a last-day win over Sao Paulo. 

None of the three survivors remain in the team this season. The last to leave was Alan Ruschel, the only one who managed to return to a good level of form. However, in August he left on loan in a controversial situation.

A sad day for a club that became known worldwide for one of the sport’s blackest stories. 


Chapecoense has been relegated to Serie B of Brazilian football,exactly “3” years after their tragic plane crash.

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