Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincón passed away at the age of 55.
The midfielder was involved in a fatal car crash in Cali on Monday. The incident involved 5 people, including the football star, in Cali.
While each party involved was left with injuries, it was said released that Rincón was in critical condition with head injuries.
The star lasted a couple of days before his eventual passing yesterday. The medical facility, the Imbanaco Clinic released a statement, saying:
“Despite all the efforts made by our medical and assistance team, the patient Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia, has died today April 13, 2022.
There will never be a way to express what this really means for us, we invite the entire country to remember him with happiness for everything that he brought into life with his sporting successes.”
The captain played for Real Madrid, but his most notable performances were for his country. Rincón scored 17 goals in 84 appearances for Colombia, playing at the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups, tying the record for the most games played at the event.
His most notable moment came at his very first World Cup, where he had an empathic goal against Germany, making his name in that match.