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Virginia Torrecilla, the comeback: back with Atlético de Madrid after beating cancer


Virginia Torrecilla was sidelined for many months because of a brain tumor. But the Madrilenian is back. Prese

This is the great story of the day.

Of the ones that put the dust in your eye.

Like a resurrection Virginia Torrecilla announced this Wednesday on her Instagram account that she was back.

His name is indeed in the group of Atletico de Madrid for the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup this Thursday evening against Levante.

She had not walked the grounds since March 11, 2020, following a terrible diagnosis: a brain tumor, spotted when she was only 25 years old.

Since then, the former Montpellier player has mobilized all her strength, fought hard to get out of this long tunnel.

Starting with a major operation in May 2020.

Pf.. ♥️

— virginia torrecilla (@VirginiiiaTr) January 20, 2022

Throughout her care period, she regularly gave updates on her Instagram account.

On May 21, 2020, she filmed herself on her hospital bed just after the operation.

“I came back to Madrid with pain in my head and neck, and they found a tumor in me.

They told me on January 14.

It was a small tumor so I had to be operated on before it grew, ”said the player.

A delicate operation and a trying drug treatment which forced the Spanish international midfielder to put her football career on hold, at the end of June 2020. “As you well know, I will have to undergo treatment for several months… Which means putting football aside for a while.


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Despite the hardships, and the months of fighting against the disease, despite a body abused by the treatments, Virginia Torrecilla has always kept her big smile, a positive attitude.

Extremely supported by his club, and all of Spanish football.

Like this Sunday, June 14, 2020, where Diego Costa paid tribute to him.

As Atlético de Madrid faced Athletic Bilbao, the Spanish-Brazilian striker scored a goal and he dedicated it to the player by celebrating it with a jersey bearing her name.

Or like when his teammates let him lift first, the Spanish Supercup they had won.

Para ella, para @VirginiiiaTr

Diego Costa dedicó el gol knew how to compañera operada of a cerebral tumor.


— Fútbol en Movistar Plus+ (@MovistarFutbol) June 14, 2020

In March 2021, ten months after her operation, she announced that she had completed her chemotherapy.

A rebirth.

“Yesterday (

March 30, 2021

) I passed all the medical tests I had to do after chemotherapy.

Today I went to get the results and everything went very well.

I am recovered.


But things were still far from won.

After being treated, she had to become a top footballer again who has 63 caps with the Spain team.

After a smooth fitness, “Vir” trained for three and a half months with the group before she could be lined up on a score sheet.

The midfielder sees the end of the tunnel tonight… 679 days later.

Source: leparis

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