Dener Assuncao Braz

Dener Assunção Braz, simply known as Dener, was a Brazilian footballer who last played as a left back for Chapecoense. Born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Dener finished his youth formation with Grêmio. He made his first team debut on 20 January 2011, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 Campeonato Gaúcho away draw against Ypiranga. After loan stints at Veranópolis, Vitória and Caxias, Dener signed a permanent one-year deal with Ituano on 13 January 2014. An undisputed starter, he only missed one match in the club’s Campeonato Paulista winning campaign.On 17 April 2014, Dener joined Coritiba. He made his Série A debut on 11 May, replacing Carlinhos in a 0–1 home loss against Sport Club do Recife, and scored his first professional goal late in the month in a 3–0 home win against Goiás. On 23 December 2014, Dener was loaned to fellow top tier club Chapecoense. An ever-present figure during the season, he signed a permanent three-year contract with the club on 13 January 2016.  On 28 November 2016, whilst at the service of Chapecoense, Dener was among the fatalities of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 accident in the Colombian village of Cerro Gordo, La Unión, Antioquia.



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In 2016 season, Chapecoense made history when they reached the finals of the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s secondary club football tournament, after defeating San Lorenzo de Almagro using the away goals rule. They were awarded the title following a disastrous plane crash which killed the majority of their squad on the way to the final. As Copa Sudamericana champions, Chapecoense qualified for the 2017 Copa Libertadores, their first appearance in that tournament. With a squad built up from loan players, free signings and promoted youth players, as well as two survivors of the crash, they won their first match in an away game at Zulia of Venezuela.

Deceased Players:

  • Canela

  • Dener

  • Marcelo

  • Matheus Biteco

  • Caramelo

  • Gimenez

  • Lucas Gomes

  • Kempes

  • Arthur Maia

  • Ananias

  • Danilo

  • Filipe Machado

  • Sergio Manoel

  • Gil

  • Bruno Rangel

  • Cleber Santana

  • Josimar

  • Thiego

  • Tiaguinho

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On 28 November 2016 the team was traveling to play the first leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional, a match that was seen as the biggest in the history of the club. The LaMia Flight 2933, carrying 77 people, including the staff and players from the club, crashed as it approached Medellín, Colombia; 71 people died (including 21 journalists and almost the entire first team and managerial staff) and 6 survived, according to BBC. The surviving players were left-back Alan Ruschel, backup goalkeeper Jakson Follmann (who had one of his legs amputated due to his injuries and was forced to retire from professional football),and center-back Neto. Goalkeeper Danilo initially survived the crash, but later died before arriving to the hospital. Chapecoense goalkeeper Nivaldo, who did not board the flight, soon after announced his immediate retirement from football. There was a lot of anger among the fans of Chapecoense after it was confirmed that LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 ran out of fuel after leaked footage confirmed that the pilot requested to land due to fuel problems but was instructed to wait 7 minutes as another aircraft was having mechanical problems. The government of Bolivia has suspended LaMia Airlines’s flying license after it surfaced that the pilot skipped a crucial refuelling stop. Due to the crash, the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals in which the team were due to play was suspended indefinitely. Their opponents, Atlético Nacional, offered to concede the tie to allow Chapecoense to be awarded the championship. On 4 December 2016, Chapecoense’s interim president announced that CONMEBOL would be granting the club the tournament title and prize money. While initially other Brazilian clubs offered to loan out players to them for free and sent a request to the Brazilian FA stating that the club should be immune from relegation for three years, Chapecoense rejected this assistance, stating that they wanted to rebuild properly. On 5 December Atlético Nacional received the Centennial Fair Play Award for their gesture.

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