After passing out after an Atletico Tucuman training session, Andres Balanta passed away in Argentina.
What Happened to Andres Balanta?
Atletico Tucuman authorities said that Colombian player Andres Balanta passed away on Tuesday after fainting during a training session.
Balanta, 22, passed away after more than 40 minutes of unsuccessful resuscitation attempts at a hospital in San Miguel de Tucuman after collapsing during his team’s first practice following the holiday break.
“We regret having to let you know that Andres Balanta passed away. The club’s followers are devastated right now. Of course, we stand behind his loved ones, colleagues, and friends “Ignacio Golobisky, an Atletico Tucuman officer, spoke to the media.
Balanta started his career in 2019 with the Colombian team Deportivo Cali before moving on to Atletico in July of 2021. He participated in the 2019 Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia for the Colombian national team.
The Colombian Football Federation posted on its official Twitter account that it “regrets the death of Andres Balanta, player of the Colombia national team in its several categories.”
Andrés Balanta ya había sufrido un desmayo en un entrenamiento del Deportivo Cali en 2019.
Este fue uno de los comunicados del equipo en ese momento. pic.twitter.com/EPhesZd1PE
— Juan Diego Osorio Villate (@juandiosorio7) November 29, 2022
Andres Balanta Cause of Death
The Colombian soccer player Andrés Balanta died in Argentina after suffering a decompensation in the training of Atlético Tucumán, his club, on the Colombian afternoon of this Tuesday. The news left soccer fans cold, as the young man from Cali was only 22 years old.
However, this was not the first time that the footballer had fainted in training with his teams. In August 2019 the same thing happened to him when he was in practice with Deportivo Cali.
“The Deportivo Cali Medical Department is allowed to issue this second statement on the state of health of our player Andrés Felipe Balanta. After 24 hours of observation and performing the neurological, cardiological, and laboratory assessments, these have yielded normal results”, says the statement, which is dated August 28, 2019.
Who is Andres Balanta?
Colombian football player Andrés Balanta (18 January 2000 – 29 November 2022) was a defensive midfielder for Atlético Tucumán and Deportivo Cali.
On June 21, 2022, it is officially announced as a new reinforcement for Atlético Tucumán, who will be on loan until June 2023 with a buy option at Lucas Pusineri’s expressed desire. This will be Lucas Pusineri’s first time playing abroad.
Amid a training session on November 29, 2022, Balanta experienced cardiorespiratory arrest and passed out.
Despite the ambulances’ efforts, they were unable to revive him after 40 minutes, and he passed away at the age of 22 in Tucumán, Argentina.