Amazing story of a Nafta player: Mihael Rebernik overcomes cancer, returns to the pitch, passes for a goal and scores himself
Mihael Rebernik, a footballer from neighbouring Croatia who spent most of his playing career in Slovenia, has not played football for a long time. Not because I’m not good enough. Not because I was hurt. Member
received news last May that would have brought anyone to their knees: doctors confronted him with the fact that he was seriously ill. Diagnosis? Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In other words: cancer of the lymphatic system. Mihael Rebernik quickly forgot about football matches. He started fighting for his life. And most importantly: a good year later, he is healthy again.
Mihael Rebernik, who also played for Aluminij and Mura in Slovenia, returned to the pitch last weekend. And what a return it was. The right wing-back, who missed the entire 2022/23 season due to illness, is in his 30th season. one minute into the opening round of the new competition year in
against Krka, he first passed the ball to Roko Erniša for a goal, and in the third minute of stoppage time, he was among the scorers himself. What a story, what a comeback, what a victory! And it’s no wonder that Mihael Rebrnik will continue to enjoy life. Having won the toughest battle of his life, every fight on the football pitch is a little treat for him anyway…
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