Rustu Recber, Former Turkish International, in a Serious Health Condition After Testing Positive for Coronavirus
Former goalkeeper, Rustu Recber, has been taken to the hospital after testing positive for the Covid-19 pandemic. The wife of the 46 years old, Isil Recber, confirmed on Saturday that her husband (Rustu Recber) is currently in a critical period in the hospital with coronavirus.
Isil took to her Instagram page to express her frustration over her current spouse’s serious health condition: “We have taken my husband Rustu to hospital with a Covid-10 diagnosis. While everything was normal, we are still in shock by the sudden and rapidly developing symptoms.”
Rustu Recber, with the highest number of international appearances (120 caps) in history for Turkey national team, was part of the Turkish team that reached the semifinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Korea & Japan.
Some of the clubs the former football player played for during his active days as a footballer have taken their time in expressing their disheartenments over the recent health issues surrounding Rustu on their various social media platforms. The former goalkeeper was wished a speedy recovery by his old former club (Fenerbahce SK) on Twitter: “We convey our wishes for a speedy recovery to our national team goalkeeper Rustu Recber who sported our jersey for many years; we wish for him to regain his health as soon as possible and hope to receive good news from him.” Rustu Recber won 4 Süper Lig titles and had a good 12 years spell at Fenerbahce SK.
Barcelona, where Rustu Recber had a short spell, also wrote on Twitter in Turkish: “Get well Rustu! We love you and we as Barcelona stand with you.”
The 2001 Turkish Footballer of the Year retired from playing club football in 2012, putting an end to his 5 years stay at Besiktas JK. During his time as Besiktas JK goalkeeper, the Turkish football club won the Süper Lig once and the Turkish cup twice.