On Tuesday, a plane carrying players of a Brazilian football team to Colombia for a tournament crashed leaving the football world in shock.
Seventy-six of the 81 persons, including journalists, aboard the aircraft perished in the crash.
As tributes pour in for the victims of one of football’s worst disasters, here are some facts about the team:
Associação Chapecoense de Futebol was founded in 1973 in Chapeco, Santa Catarina.
They have played in the Brazilian top flight since the 2014/15 season, playing home matches at the Arena Conda.
The team colours are green and white.
Chapecoense have won the Santa Catarina State Championship five times – first in 1977 and most recently in 2016.
It made history this year by reaching the finals of the Copa Sudamericana.
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