By Can Erozden


Turkish football legend Rustu Recber was taken to the hospital late Saturday to confirm a coronavirus diagnosis.

The former national team goalkeeper’s wife, Isil, said on Instagram that her husband caught the COVID-19 and the family is in shock that his symptoms progressed rapidly.

“I, my daughter and my son tested negative. Only my spouse tested positive,” Isil said, adding that he is in isolation at a hospital.

Recber, 46, is an icon who played for Fenerbahce and the Turkish national team.

The five-time Turkish Super Lig winner played for Antalyaspor, Fenerbahce and Besiktas while in

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