The former Basel defender was suffering from lung cancer

With sharing and passion, which can be experienced by sharing similar tragedies, companions Nicholas Schindelholz They have summed up in short their condolences in the loss of a partner, a talented footballer of 34 years only because of lung tumor Which gave him nothing more.

Tragic news, given to him by his teammates and fans by loudspeaker at the end of a cup match between the two former teams, amid bewilderment and general emotion: araowhere it was played against intrepidto remember Nicholas in the field. The place he loved and the place he chose to stay.

anti cancer Nicholas Schindelholz

The 34-year-old defender has been diagnosed Cancer just two years agoIn 2020: A harsh response forced him to give up football in order to undergo the treatment needed to fight this terrible disease that has struck him despite the perseverance and timeliness of his treatment.

managers dell’AarauLast team he played with.shindi’, they decided to announce the news of his disappearance only after the final whistle of the match, which was won by the guests who qualified for the knockout stages of the Swiss Cup thanks to 3-1 in extra time.

Profession as a defender

promising defender, the board He wore some of the most famous clubs in the Swiss League as a central player: Previous intrepidThon, Lucerna Ed Arau, Nicholas had played at a very high level until he was diagnosed. At the time of the discovery of the tumor, the footballer was playing in Aarau, in the second division.

He leaves behind his wife, four children and family. He also played in the past three seasons in his own spring intrepid When he was promising Swiss football, he used to play side by side Jan Sommer, Fabian Free, Ed Erin Derdyuk As well as getting a phone call with the U-20 program from Switzerland. And at the European level with Thon He had played against Palermo in the European League in the 2011-2012 season.

Then a series of injuries, including a ruptured Achilles tendon and a cruciate rupture, affected a career that may not have fulfilled its promise.

Memory of Basel

The emotion evoked by such a sudden and unjust death, which marked the family Nicholas. For their pain, the words of friends, acquaintances, comrades, and the same clubs that felt the need to remember the guy, other than the player, were collected.

Basel – reads the official note from his old club – mourns the death of Nicholas Schindelholz. Our former Under-21 captain passed away of cancer at the age of 34. The entire community is shocked by this news and expresses its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Rest in peace Nico”, in memory of his former team, which was joined by the most famous personalities of Swiss football.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Shaka and Alex Frie They wanted to express their condolences to family members via social media.

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