Marcos Menaldo Wiki/Bio
Marcos Menaldo, a Guatemalan star, died unexpectedly on Monday after having a heart attack while practicing.
During a training session to prepare for the new season, the Deportivo Marquense defender complained of breathing problems.
He was 25 years old.
How did Marcos Menaldo Die?
Menaldo was given emergency CPR at San Marcos’ Marquesa de la Ensenada Stadium.
He was then sent to the Hospital de Especialidades, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Last season, the center-back played a key role in Deportivo’s second-place finish in Guatemala’s second tier.
In December, on Menaldo’s 25th birthday, they were crowned Liga de Ascenso winners.
BREAKING | SAD NEWS as 25-year-old Marcos Menaldo dies in training! 😢
Guatemala 2nd division champions Deportivo Marquense has lost their defender Menaldo who had been rushed to hospital following heart attack during training session. pic.twitter.com/Z9DiVSb1Pb
— vumaSPORT (@vumaSPORT) January 4, 2022
After Menaldo’s death was confirmed, Deportivo president Hernan Maldonado expressed his sorrow.
He stated, according to ESPN, “One does not come out of astonishment.”
“A young, dynamic and jovial person, this happens to him.”
“It is quite strong and shocking because you lose not only a player, you lose a friend.”
“God has his plans and his purposes, but unfortunately we have the death.”
“It was around 11:00 hours that they called me to inform me that Marcos had fainted in training.”
“They transferred him to the assistance center where they did everything possible.”
“But unfortunately, the death was confirmed.”
🇬🇹 Sad news from Guatemala. Marcos Menaldo, the 25-year-old defender of the 2nd division champion, Marquense, collapsed during the first training session of the year due to a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors couldn’t save his life. RIP 😪 pic.twitter.com/jpmMP5VEMu
— BabaGol (@BabaGol_) January 4, 2022
— PARTY OF ACTION (@PartyOfAction) January 4, 2022