Soccer player Maximiliano Rolón died today, along with his brother Ariel, in a traffic accident when the car in which they were traveling to the city of Rosario hit a tree, police sources reported.
The two players, who played for clubs in the town of Chabás, died from injuries sustained when the vehicle in which they were traveling along Route 33 collided with a tree near Pujato.
#deeppain The @afa greatly regrets the physical loss of the young soccer player Maximiliano Rolón, who knew how to defend the colors of @Argentina in the youth teams and who became the South American Sub 20 champion in 2015.
Much strength to your family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/pi6IM5Uiqo
— AFA (@afa)
May 14, 2022
According to witnesses, the car crossed the lane and crashed “in the shoulder area” against a large tree, about 600 meters from where the toll station is located.
Rolón, who was currently enlisting for Atlético Chabás of the Casildense League, developed lower divisions in the Barcelona youth academy, where he came to play in the B team of the Spanish entity.
The midfielder, twin brother of Leonardo, who is also a soccer player, was part of the Argentine Under 20 team that was proclaimed champion of the 2015 South American Championship, played in Uruguay.
Rolón, who was 27 years old, also played for Lugo (Spain), Santos (Brazil), Coquimbo Unido (Chile) and Fuerza Amarilla (Ecuador), among other institutions.
The Argentine Football Association (AFA), Barcelona and Arsenal, among entities, made public their sorrow for the death of the footballer with publications on social networks.