The former Galatasaray man, who played in the 1994, 1998 and 2014 World Cups, was said to have tried to overdose after posting what looked like a goodbye message on on social media.
“Only I can judge my life, and I’m tired of being judged by others without the possibility of defending myself,” he wrote.
Hospital staff in Cali report that Mondragon is in a stable condition and being kept under observation.
Colombian football is no stranger to tragedy with defender Andres Escobar shot dead by a drug cartel after scoring an own goal in the 1994 World Cup, and our thoughts are with Faryd Mondragon and all of Colombia at this time.
Just 18 months ago he became the World Cup’s oldest player, at the age of 43, when he was subbed on for David Ospina in a 4-1 win over Japan.