Footballers, and teammates can be a great friends; as shown by Dani Alves and Eric Abidal. They've playing together in Barcelona for some years now and
their friendship is really strong. During an interview with Catalunya Radio,
Eric Abidal said Dani Alves offered him his own liver when he needed it.
Abidal joined Barcelona in the summer of 2007 as a
replacement for Giovanni van Bronckhorst. During his time in the Spanish club,
Abidal has had regular trophy success: four domestic league titles, three
Copa del Rey triumphs and two Champions League winners' medals.
His health problems have seen him play an increasingly limited role in the last
two years, but Abidal has won hearts of football fans around the world. He has
taught everyone an important life lesson: to never give up.
The French player was diagnosed with liver cancer in March 2011. Just two-and-a-half months after undergoing a three-hour
operation to remove the tumor, Eric Abidal played the full 90 minutes in the
Champions League final against Manchester United.
He was immensely popular and loved at the Nou Camp;
his emotional exit has showed it. Now Monaco’s player, revealed one amazing thing about former teammate Dani Alves.
Abidal told Catalunya Radio that Dani Alves, wanted
to give him his liver, but it couldn't be done. Abidal’s cousin ended up donating
him part of his liver.
"My relationship with
Dani goes much further than him taking my old No.22 shirt. When I had to
undergo surgery, he offered to donate his liver. Of course, it’s completely out
of the question because he is a professional footballer. Our relationship goes
much deeper than friendship’ he told Catalunya Radio, Spanish media reported.
incredible act of friendship and kindness. Dani Alves is not the most loved football player, but
whatever your opinion about him is; you have to admit that as a human being he
deserves a lot of respect.