Freddy Rincón, the farewell to an idol of Colombian football

The ‘Colossus of Buenaventura’, as it was known Freddy Rinconwho died on April 13 after a serious traffic accident in Cali last Monday, was part of the golden generation of Colombian football in the late 1980s and early 1990s, along with other stars such as Carlos ‘El Pibe’ Valderrama, Faustino Asprilla and Adolfo’ El Tren’ Valencia, among other great players.

some of him performance football consisted of being the first soccer player Colombian to play for Real Madrid, win the first Club World Cup with Corinthians, as captain, and attend three World Cups: Italy 1990, USA 1994 and France 1998.

After the failure of the 1998 World Cup in France, Freddy stepped aside in the Colombia selectionbut he would be called up again between 1999 and 2001 and played some matches in the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, his last official match with ‘la Amarilla’ was a 3-0 defeat against Argentina, on June 3, 2001 , in Buenos Aires.

Source: El heraldo

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