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Guatemalan star Marcos Menaldo tragically passed away at the age of 25 after suffering a heart attack in training on Monday.
The Deportivo Marquense defender complained of breathing difficulties during a session while preparing for the new season.
Menaldo received emergency CPR at the Marquesa de la Ensenada Stadium in San Marcos.
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He then he was transferred to the Specialty Hospital where he passed away.
The center-back was instrumental in helping Deportivo win the Guatemalan second division title last season.
They were crowned Promotion League champions in December on the day Menaldo turned 25.
Deportivo’s president, Hernán Maldonado, has spoken of his sadness after Menaldo’s death was confirmed.
Quoted by ESPN, he said: “One does not come out of amazement.
“A young, dynamic and jovial person, this happens to him.
“It’s quite strong and shocking because you don’t just lose a player, you lose a friend.
“God has his plans and his purposes, but unfortunately we have death.
“It was around 11:00 hours that they called me to inform me that Marcos had passed out in training.
“They transferred him to the health center where they did everything possible.
“But sadly, death was confirmed.”
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck
European football has seen several notable players collapse during games over the past 12 months, including the cardiac arrest of Christian Eriksen during Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020.
The former TottenhamHotspur midfielder collapsed during the latter stages of the first half of Denmark’s game with Finland.
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck also fell to the grass unopposed during a recent championship matchup, though he has since returned to action for the Blades.
Manchester United central defender Victor Lindelof had to be replaced last month due to complaints of chest pains during the 1-0 win over Norwich, but the Swede has also appeared from the scare.
Earlier this season, a Champions League clash between Sheriff Tiraspol and Real Madrid saw winger Adama Traore fall to the grass clutching his chest, before field medics instantly rushed to tend to the Mali international.