Colombia: former football star Rincon succeeds injury

The former Colombian football professional Freddy Rincon is dead. The steamed 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 Rincon Valencia died today,” it said in a message from Clinica Imbanao in Cali.

The 55-year-old Rincon was admitted to the hospital on Monday after a collision in critical condition and has been operated under 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.

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Rincon was known as “Colossus” in its 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 hits in the detention time, Rincon in the duel with the DFB selection then caused a 1: 1.