Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincon dies at 55 after car crash
Rincón was injured Monday when his vehicle collided with a bus in Cali, Colombia.
The Colombian soccer federation posted news of Rincón’s death on its website on Wednesday, saying it deeply regrets his passing and sending a message of support and encouragement to his family, friends, and relatives.
Rincón spent the latter part of his career playing club football in Brazil where he played for Palmeiras, Corinthians,Santos and Cruzeiro. During his time with Corinthians the club won the Braziliian championship in 1998 and 1999 and the first FIFA Club World Cup in 2000, his greatest title.
Rincón scored 17 goals in 84 caps for the Colombia national team , playing in the 1990,1994 and 1998 World Cup .
FIFA posted on Twitter “We join together with many in the world of football to remember Freddy Rincón,”