Death of Swiss footballer Nicolas Schindelholz at the age of 34

Swiss footballer Nicolas Schindelholz died on Sunday at the age of 34. The athlete succumbed to lung cancer from which he had suffered for two years.

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The football player Nicolas Schindelholz died this Sunday, September 18, 2022. The Swiss sportsman suffering from lung cancerwho had been diagnosed since 2020, eventually succumbed to the disease. FC Aarau defender (city located in German-speaking Switzerland, at the foot of the Jura), in the second Swiss division, since 2018, it is his club which formalized the sad news, on its social networks. “FC Aarau expresses its sincere condolences to the loved ones and wishes them a lot of strength in this difficult time“, can we read in the press release on Twitter. A message accompanied by a moving black and white photograph of the player, holding one of his four children in his arms.

Swiss football in mourning

FC Bale, the club in which Nicolas Schindelholz had been trained, also shared a tender tribute on social networks, mourning the disappearance of “the club’s former U21 captain“. A snapshot of the sportsman during his young years is captioned: “The whole of FC Bale is shocked by this sad news and sends its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.“FC Bale and FC Aarau had just faced each other in a Swiss Cup match, the evening of his death. In the Swiss newspaper Blick, one of his former comrades, Timm Klosesaid he was very affected by his death: “He was such a great guy. I was not the most professional during the beginning of my career and he always helped me enormously. As soon as I did something stupid, he put me back on the right track“, he recalled.

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“Nicolas fought with so much courage”

Nicolas Schindelholz had also spent eight seasons with FC Thun. Murat Yakin – the current coach of the Swiss national team – who had recruited the player in Thun in 2009, is still struggling to realize: “Nicolas fought with such courage and dignity against the disease. He was an exemplary man, always at the service of the team. It’s so unfair that a young dad and such a wonderful person has to go so soon…“, he confides to our Swiss colleagues, having a thought for the companion and the children of the one he nicknamed “Schindi“.

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