Players who beat cancer and returned to football

Jugadores que vencieron al cáncer y volvieron al fútbol
Häller overcame testicular cancer and returned to the field. PHOTO: @BVB

Last update 30 March, 2024 by Alberto Llopis

Fortunately, there are many cases of footballers who beat cancer and they returned to the field of play. And we are talking about a terrible word that makes your hair stand on end, a disease that ends the lives of people for too long without being able to find a definitive and effective cure for it. However, there is always a door of hope, shaped light human examples that show us that sometimes, and hopefully there will be many more, Can you beat.

Thousands of anonymous cases that are reflected in public people who managed to overcome. As ours is football and even though unfortunately, many players did not succeed, Today we are talking about those who not only did it but also returned to the field.

Players who beat cancer and played again

Sebastien Heller

The striker signed in the summer of 2022 by Borussia Dortmund. He was the star signing after the departure of Erling Haaland to City. However, Shortly after, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.. In February 2023 returned to the fields scoring a goal that meant much more than sports.

kirian rodriguez

The young soccer player from Las Palmas was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in the summer of 2022. Fortunately, he recovered and rejoined his team in January of 2022.

Alvarez yeray

The Athletic footballer overcame 2 times testicular cancer and not only returned to his normal life but also returned to the pitch stronger than ever. A joy without a doubt.

Jonas Gutierrez

He greyhound jonas He returned to play for English Newcastle after winning a battle with testicular cancer that he was diagnosed with last season. The Argentinian, recovered from his illness again enjoy football.

Jose Molina

José Molina was also diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was one of the best goalkeepers in Spain. After more than a year away from the playing fields, he recovered and won the battle with the disease for a few years to play professional football and retire in 2006 in the Levant. Then he began a coaching career.

Eric Abidal

Abidal went through a real ordeal. First he was diagnosed with a liver tumor later, he had to receive a transplant to be able to live. However, This not retired from football and continued playing in Monaco and Olympiakos until he decided to move to the offices. Another example of improvement.

Lubo Penev

Bulgarian was diagnosed testicular cancer when he played for Valencia. The year 1994 and front, He is pointing to World USA 94, I had to change the stages through harsh treatments. Not only did he score the goal of his life and come out ahead, but two years later he was the striker for Atlético de Madrid in the double and managed to play the France World Cup 1998. He continued playing several years in Compostela Celta and then become president of a football club and even coach Bulgaria.

Arjen Robben

When the Dutch practically started in this football suffered a hard blow, he was diagnosed with cancer. However, not only it recovered but later career is well known. Another clear example of overcoming a high level player who had to go through this terrible disease.

Other cases could be that of Argentine and Mono Burgos Roa, also they managed to overcome the illness lasts.

Unfortunately many did not.

On the other side of the coin we could find the dramatic cases of Miki Roque, Tito vilanova, Wilfred, Vialli o Mihajlovic Although I was already retired, they could not overcome this scourge, hopefully and we wish it with all our might, once found a cure to which you can access any human being whatever their condition or purchasing power.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol


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