A young player died in training and shook Guatemala
Guatemala is shocked by the recent news of the death of a First Division player, who responds to the country’s Soccer Promotion League. It’s about the young Marcos Menaldo, who vanished in the first training session of the year, on January 3, and Although they tried to revive him and transfer him to a hospital near the Deportivo Marquense property, he died on the way.
The cause of his death was a cardiorespiratory arrest and caused alarms, especially due to his young age and good health. Menaldo He was barely 25 years old and was a central defender in the club in the department of San Marcos. With his team, he had been crowned champion of his category in the Apertura 2021 tournament.
The president of Deportivo Marquense, Hernán MaldonadoHe expressed about the loss: “One does not come out of astonishment. A young, dynamic and jovial person, this happens. 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 sadly we have death. It was around 11:00 hours that they called me to inform me that Marcos had fainted in training and they transferred him to the health center where they did everything possible, but unfortunately his death was confirmed. “
His departure undoubtedly moved the universe of sport in his country, so both the institution in which he played and the Guatemalan Football Federation they dismissed him with warm words. The latter, for example, wrote in a statement: “A great sadness overwhelms the family of our soccer, which is in mourning for such an irreparable loss. We express our most heartfelt expressions of condolence and solidarity and we unite with the regret of his family, praying to God to grant them resignation and spiritual strength ”.
Menaldo He had joined the Guatemalan club in 2018 after playing for a time in Spain. Just turning 25 on December 12, he was happy to celebrate the championship with his teammates, which gave his team the chance to fight for promotion in the 2021/2022 season.
The social networks of Marquense greetings and memories for the player were flooded. In one of them, the defender told why he had the nickname by which his loved ones called him. There, in a radio interview, they asked him: “Do they call him Tico?” Why?”. To which the young athlete replied: “My middle name is Humberto. So when I was little, according to my mother, they called me Humbertito, then El Humbertico stayed and then my mother began to call me Tico ”.
In addition, on the Facebook account, the set of the green and yellow shirt described him: “Humility, excellent manners, dedication and passion for his team, for his colors, for Marquense, qualities that distinguished you, Tico. A team, a stadium, a hobby and an entire city mourns your absence”. As a final farewell, they sent him: “A great person! A real lion! Fly very high CHAMPION!”.