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Chapecoense 'Angel Boy' Attended Real Madrid Training And Met His Idols

Josh Lawless

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Chapecoense 'Angel Boy' Attended Real Madrid Training And Met His Idols

Young Johan Alexis Ramirez made headlines when he provided assistance to the rescue teams and helped them find the aircraft following the devastating LaMia Flight 2933 plane crash in late November in which 71 of the 77 passengers on the flight to Medellin, Colombia sadly lost their lives.

Only one of the four crewmembers, three Chapecoense players, and two other passengers survived.

However it could have been even worse if it wasn't for Johan Ramirez, who displayed incredible bravery and directed the rescue team to where the plane had crashed.

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The youngster was rewarded for his help with a life-changing gift for his family as the run-down house they were living in was upgraded.

You can see the transformation here:

And it got even better for the heroic Johan, a staunch Real Madrid fan, as he was invited to the club's training facility and prior to training, had the opportunity to meet manager Zinedine Zidane as well as have his picture taken with a number of his heroes.

Courtesy of Real Madrid's official website, here are some images of Johan with the Champions League and Club World Cup winners:

Johan also received a signed Real Madrid shirt from his fellow Colombian James Rodriguez, in what was a brilliant gesture.

Real released a brilliant behind-the-scenes video of Johan's day at Real Madrid City and what a day he had!

Johan was also in attendance to see his beloved Los Blancos beat Espanyol 2-0 at the Bernabeu at the weekend.

It's fantastic to see Real well and truly spoil the 15-year old and give him an experience he will never forget. After his heroics in helping save six lives in the Chapecoense plane crash, it's incredibly heartwarming to see him up close and personal with the individuals who he looks up to so much.

Speaking to the Real Madrid website about the signed shirt he was given by James Rodriguez, he said:

"James represents all Colombians. It's very emotional and something very nice for me. This shirt is a very nice gift that I will have for a lifetime, it's a pleasure for me.

A wonderful story for the young man quite rightly dubbed 'Angel Boy'.

Topics: Chapecoense, Real Madrid

Josh Lawless
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