It was very sad for all football game lovers. Freddy Rincon’s Car was crash on 12 April. Former Colombia great Freddy Rincón dies, aged 55, following a car crash.
Colombian former international midfield star Freddy Rincon died on Wednesday aged 55 of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident, doctors said.
Rincon suffered a severe head injury following a collision on Monday between the vehicle he was travelling in and a bus in the southwest city of Cali.
The former Real Madrid and Napoli ace underwent almost three hours of surgery before being transferred to intensive care, but died on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).
“Despite all the efforts made by our medical and care team, the patient Freddy Eusebio Rincon Valencia has died today,” said the Imbanaco Clinic in Cali, which was treating him.
Rincon was born in the southwestern port city of Buenaventura and was known as the “Colossus” during his career.
He was a star of the Colombia side that played at the World Cup in Italy in 1990 and also played at two more World Cups. He spent much of his career in Brazil, turning out for Palmeiras and Corinthians, where he won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2000.
Former Real Madrid star Freddy Rincon, 55, who captained the iconic Colombia side of the 1990s, dies from injuries he sustained after his car was struck by a bus in the city of Cali.
Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincon has died after he sustained severe head injuries in a car crash that occurred in the city of Cali earlier this week, doctors said late on Wednesday. He was 55.
Rincon, who played for Real Madrid and Napoli and was a key player during Colombia’s golden generation during the 1990s, suffered severe head injuries after his car collided with a bus at a deserted crossroads in the early hours of Monday morning.
Four other people who were in the vehicle that Rincon was driving were also injured, as well as the bus driver. Rincon underwent surgery after suffering a ‘traumatic brain injury’, however the treatment was not enough to save him.