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FREDDY RINCON DIES AT 55

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Former Real Madrid player, Freddy Rincon has died at the age of 55 after he sustained severe head injuries in a car crash that occurred in the city of Cali, Colombia earlier this week.


The former Colombian captain scored 17 goals for Colombia and played at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups and also shares with Carlos Valderrama, record for the most appearances at the tournament for his country, having played in 10 World Cup games.


Rincon was part of the side that ended the nation’s 28-year wait to play at the World Cup when they qualified for the 1990 finals, and scored a memorable goal in a 1-1 draw against eventual winners West Germany.


He also played club football for Napoli, Palmeiras and Santos, as well as leading Corinthians to victory in 2000 at the first FIFA Club World Championship, now the Club World Cup.

Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa

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