Former Colombia international and Real Madrid player Freddy Rincon has passed away aged 55 in Cali, Colombia.
On Monday reports emerged that Rincon had been involved in a car crash between his own vehicle and a bus. He was taken to hospital and admitted into emergency surgery immediately after.
After spending three days fighting for his life in an intensive care unit, Rincon passed away late Wednesday night local time. He had undergone a large brain operation in an attempt to save his life, but was unable to pull through according to Marca.
Others were also injured in the crash but appear to be in a stable condition.
Rincon played professional football for a total of 18 years in Brazil, Colombia, Italy and Spain, including a season with Real Madrid. He won 84 caps for Colombia and played in three successive World Cups in 1990, 1994 and 1998. The Colombian Football Federation were among the first of many to lament his passing.
FCF lamenta el fallecimiento de Freddy Rincón.
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— FCF (@FCF_Oficial) April 14, 2022