Colombian soccer hero Freddy Rincon dies after car crash
Freddy Rincon, one of Colombia’s most well-known former soccer players, died in a car accident on Wednesday.
Rincon, 55, was rushed to a Cali hospital in critical condition on Monday after his automobile collided with a bus.
Laureano Quintero, the medical director of the Imbanaco Clinic in Cali, where the former footballer was taken after the accident on Monday, announced the sportsman’s death.
The Colombian Soccer Federation offered its condolences on the loss of the country’s former captain.
The former Real Madrid, Napoli, Santos, Palmeiras, and Corinthians midfielder died with his family by his side.
Rincon started his professional career at Santa Fe in Bogota in 1986 and retired in 2005.
During the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups, the midfielder scored ten goals for Colombia.
Between 1990 and 2001, Rincon appeared in 84 games for his country.
On the social media network Twitter, President Ivan Duque offered his condolences to the athlete’s family and friends.
Rincon’s hometown of Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, has designated three days of mourning in his honor.