Ex-Barcelona ‘B’ and Argentina star Maxi Rolon dies in a car crash at the age of 27… with Catalan club paying tribute to their former player
- Maxi Rolon made 24 appearances for Barcelona ‘B’ between 2010 and 2016
- Rolon’s brother Ariel was also killed in the incident near Casilda in Santa Fe
- Police said they died as a result of the injuries they suffered in the accident
- Tributes have been paid by Barcelona, who said they were ‘shaken’ by his death
Former Barcelona ‘B’ and Argentina youth star Maxi Rolon has died in a car crash at the age of 27 after his vehicle hit a tree.
In a statement, Barcelona said they were ‘shaken’ by the death of Maxi, who played for the club’s second team between 2010 and 2016.
Maxi’s brother Ariel was also killed in the incident neat Casilda in Santa Fe, which occurred when their car came off the road and hit a tree.
Maxi Rolon played for Barcelona’s ‘B’ team between 2010 and 2016 and scored two goals
The two siblings had been playing in the regional Liga Casildense tournament that has since been suspended due to the tragic death of Maxi and Ariel.
‘We are shaken by the death of Maxi Rolon (born in 1995), youth player at FC Barcelona between 2010 and 2016,’ Barcelona said.
‘We express our deepest sympathies and total support for his family. Rest in peace.’
Barcelona paid tribute to Maxi following his tragic death in a car crash at the age of 27
Maxi scored two goals in 24 appearances for the Barcelona ‘B’ team before he left to join Brazilian side Santos.
Following a return to Spain with Lugo, he went on to play for clubs in Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and Iraq.
He was a member of the Argentina side which won the 2015 Under-20 South American Championship triumph and subsequent World Cup alongside brother Leonardo.
Rolon played in several countries during his career, which included a spell for Al Diwaniya in Iraq