The former Colombian football professional Freddy Rincón is dead. The once-old captain of the national team and ex-players of Real Madrid and the SSC Naples succeeded on Wednesday in Cali in the southwest Colombia his heavy head injuries due to a traffic accident. This shared the attending doctors.
“Despite all the efforts of our physician and care team, the patient Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia died today,” said it in a message from Clinica Imbanao in Cali.
The 55-year-old Rincón was hospitalized on Monday after a collision in critical condition and operated almost three hours. It had previously given a violent collision of a bus with a van in which he was traveling. The exact cause of the accident is unclear so far.
Rincón was known as “Colossus” at his active time. The former offensive player counted to the stars of the Colombian national team, which met in 1990 at the World Cup in Italy in the group stage, among other things to the later World Champion Germany. With his hit in the detention time, Rincón in the duel with the DFB selection then caused a 1: 1.