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Soccer Star Kicks Cancer To The Curb And Scores Perfect Goal On World Cancer Day.

Sébastien Haller is embraced by teammates after scoring goal.

The best things in life are worth waiting for. Sébastien Haller spent years perfecting his skills on the soccer field and was thrilled to sign a contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Ivory Coast national team. Unfortunately, just a few days after signing on the dotted line in 2022, Sébastien learned he had testicular cancer. The 28-year-old striker suddenly had to put his dreams on hold while he sought treatment.

In January 2023, after two surgeries and four rounds of chemotherapy, Sébastien fought his way back to the pitch in a very big way. During the Borussia Dortmund match against SC Freiburg, Sébastien landed a header straight into the net, scoring his first-ever goal in a competitive game for his new team! The crowd went wild, and his teammates couldn’t wait to pile on him in celebration. Take a look in the video below.

Sébastien said scoring this goal meant more than ever after all he’s gone through in the past months.

“The stadium is always on fire,” he said. “Your teammates are happy, you are happy. It’s a moment it’s difficult to describe, but especially this moment was really important because I knew that it was not only about me, it was also about this adventure, about this day, about everything. It was a present for a lot of people.”

Oh, and did we mention he made his triumphant return to the game on World Cancer Day? Welcome back, Sébastien!

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