The 55-year-old underwent a three-hour operation after struggling extreme head accidents and had been “critical” in intensive care following a violent collision with a bus within the Colombian metropolis of Cali.
Laureano Quintero, head medic on the non-public clinic the place he had been admitted, introduced the retired footballer had died simply earlier than midnight Wednesday night time native time. The Imbanaco Clinic mentioned in a press release: “Despite all of the efforts of our medical group, the affected person Freddy Eusebio Rincon Valencia has died at present April 13.
“We deeply regret this outcome, and at the same time offer our most sincere condolences to relatives, friends, acquaintances and fans.
“There will never be a way to express what this really means to us and we invite the whole country to remember him with joy for everything he gave us in life with his sporting achievements.”
Rincon performed in three World Cups within the Nineties and scored 17 targets in his 84 appearances for the Colombia nationwide group. As effectively as Real Madrid and Corinthians, Rincon additionally performed for Napoli in Italy and Palmeiras and Santos in Brazil.
His most essential and most memorable purpose is the one he scored towards West Germany in Milan on 19 June through the 1990 World Cup. He fired the ball by way of the legs of the German keeper late on within the recreation to safe the draw his group wanted to keep away from elimination from the match on the group levels.
Rincon was left combating for his life after a crash simply earlier than 5am between the Ford Escape he was in and a bus whose driver suffered a damaged leg within the collision. He was probably the most significantly harm of the 4 individuals within the automobile, which officers mentioned after the accident had gone by way of a purple gentle.
The retired footballer was initially mentioned to have been driving the car, though subsequent experiences pointed to him being a passenger.
Brazilian membership Corinthians, which Rincon additionally performed for and helped win titles together with the primary FIFA Club World Cup in 2000, mentioned in a tweet: “It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to a great idol.
“Our captain in our first world title, Freddy Rincon, died in the early hours of this Thursday. He will be eternally in our hearts.”
Santos, one other of his golf equipment, mentioned: “Santos FC deeply regrets the death of former footballer Freddy Rincon.bThe Colombian legend played for us between the years 2000 and 2001.
“Our condolences to the star’s family and friends, who will never be forgotten by Santos and our supporters. Rest in peace Rincon.”