Freddy Rincon, a former Real Madrid and Colombia midfielder, died at the age of 55. After sustaining brain injuries in a car accident.
According to accounts, Freddy Rincon automobile collided with a bus on Monday morning. Causing major head injuries, and he died shortly after being transferred to the hospital.
In Europe, the former midfielder Freddy Rincon, is best remembered for his time with Real Madrid. He stayed from 1995 to 1997, as well as a brief stint with Napoli.
The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) issued a statement to express their condolences on Rincon’s passing.
“With tremendous affection, appreciation, respect, and admiration, we shall remember him. The FCF added ”We send strength, support and our condolences to his family. Hoping they can bear this sad and painful loss.”
Rincon also earned 84 caps for Colombia’s national team. He also appeared in three World Cups (1990, 1994, and 1998). And his death will likely come as a shock to Colombian football fans.
Rincon’s automobile accident injured four other passengers. But no more details about their condition have been disclosed at this time.