Brazil football crash survivor finds new life in music

Jakson Follmann

In this file photo taken on February 23, 2017 former goalkeeper of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, Jakson Follmann, a survivor of an airplane crash in Colombia in 2016 in which most of his teammates perished, walks during a rehabilitation session at a clinic in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Photo credit: File | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In the half-decade since, the one-time goalkeeper from the southern state of Santa Catarina has had to reinvent himself.
  • His football career cut short by the crash, he has found new life as a motivational speaker and Brazilian country singer.

Sao Paulo


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