Nicolas Schindelholz passes away after a battle with lung cancer


After a two-year struggle with lung cancer, Switzerland’s Nicolas Schindelholz passed away at the age of 34. He made 37 appearances for FC Aarau in Denmark, was diagnosed in 2020 after being ill while on the field.

He received treatment for two years, but on Sunday he tragically passed away, triggering a wave of tributes from former clubs. Schindelholz is most known for his eight-year affiliation with FC Thun, where he frequently played left-back and in the centre of defense.

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Condolences from former football clubs for Nicolas Schindelholz

Philipp Bonorand, FC Aarau’s president said. “FC Aarau expresses its heartfelt condolences to the relatives and wishes them a lot of strength during this difficult time.”

“All of us at FC Aarau are very sad and our thoughts are with Nicolas Schindelholz’s family. Our condolences to his family and four children.”

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Another football club which he was a part of also poured in emotional statements for their former player. His death indeed left a number of football players (his former teammates) in tradegy.

Nicolas first played in FC Basel and they also paid tribute to him. “Servette FC is associated with the pain and pain of all Swiss football and sends its most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Nicolas Schindelholz.

“May he rest in peace.”

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