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'We are still in shock' - Turkey idol and former Barca keeper Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Turkey legend Rustu Recber was rushed to hospital after falling ill with coronavirus, the ex-goalkeeper's wife revealed on Saturday.

Recber, 46, represented the likes of Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Antalyaspor during his glittering career, while he also enjoyed a brief spell in Spain with Barcelona.

He is Turkey's all-time record holder for appearances, having earned 120 caps over almost two decades between the posts for his nation.

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Recber is now receiving treatment in Turkey following a positive diagnosis for the pandemic virus.

"I would have liked to give you better news while being transparent about the truth but I'm sorry to say that my husband is hospitalized with the diagnosis of Covid-19," wife Isil confirmed on Instagram.