Colombian footballer dies after collapsing in training at the age of twenty-two. Balanta, who was playing for Argentinian side Atletico Tucuman, has unfortunately passed away after collapsing during football training, the club has confirmed.
Balanta, just 22 years old, passed away on arrival at a hospital in San Miguel de Tucuman. Local newspaper La Gaceta confirmed that Balant has a history of fainting whilst playing for one of his previous clubs Deportivo Cali.
Andres Balanta was a Colombian professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for Deportivo Cali and Atletico Tucuman.
He represented his nation at the youth level. In June 2022, he joined Atletico Tucuman on loan from Deportive Cali until June 2023 with a purchase option at the express request of the technical director Lucas Pusineri, this being his first international experience.