Former football player of “Zenith” has died after a long struggle with an incurable disease

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www.vsyako.netFernando Ricepot: RIA Novosti

The former player Petersburg “Zenith” Fernando Ricksen died at the age of 43 years. This was reported in the Twitter account of the Russian club.

The athlete died on the morning of Wednesday, September 18. “Zenit” expressed his condolences to the families of Riksena.

Since 2013, the Dutch struggled with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. An incurable disease had deprived the former footballer of the question and completely paralyzed him. He refused euthanasia and last days spent in a hospice in Scotland.

On 27 July, Ricksen celebrated his 43rd birthday. To the hospital to see the player come friends, who presented him with a cake in the shape of a soccer ball.

Rixen known for his “Glasgow Rangers” and “Zenith”. In the Russian team he won the national championship and also won the Cup and the UEFA super Cup.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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