Rangers Legend Fernando Ricksen Dies At 43 After 6-Year-Battle With Motor Neurone Disease, Leaving Behind Wife And 8-Year-Old Child

Date September 18, 2019 17:30

Footballer Fernando Ricksen was well-known and celebrated for his effort while playing for the Rangers for six years.

Unfortunately, his sports career was cut short when he revealed, in 2013, that he was terminally ill after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neuron disease).

The condition was really difficult for Fernando and his family. His wife, Veronika, once revealed that daughter Isabella was always asking if her dad would go back to playing football.

Sadly, it was recently announced that the former footballer has passed away after his long-term battle with the degenerative condition. He was 43.

In a statement, his former club said that they were "deeply saddened" to announce Fernando's death.

The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends.

He will surely be missed by his fans and family, especially his loving wife and their eight-year-old daughter.

Fans have taken to social media to offer their condolences upon Fernando's passing.

Some shared similar stories of loss as they prayed for strength for the young man's family who's surely grieving a major loss.

Fernando Ricksen was a talented and much-loved sportsman. He will always be remembered.