Belgian Footballer Miguel Van Damme Loses Battle To Cancer At 28
Belgian footballer Miguel Van Damme has died at the age of 28 following a long battle with leukaemia.
Van Damme’s Belgian top-flight club, Cercle Brugge, said “words are not enough to describe what we feel” following the news.
The goalkeeper was first diagnosed with the disease over five years ago.
“It is with great sadness we report that our friend and team-mate Van Damme has fought his long and uneven battle against leukaemia,” the club said.”Miguel, your perseverance and strength to go for it [again] over and over, setback after setback, was admirable.
“You are an example of positivism, persistence and fighting spirit. A source of inspiration for everyone who fights. Forever in our green-black heart, #16.”
Van Damme was initially diagnosed with leukaemia during a medical prior to the 2016-17 season, but the disease returned again in 2019 and 2020.
He and wife Kyana Dobbelaere became parents to daughter Camille last year.