Buenaventura despide al ‘Coloso’ con monumental desfile

Buenaventura despide al ‘Coloso’ con monumental desfile

The body of soccer player Freddy Rincón was transferred on a charter flight from the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón airport in Cali to Buenaventura, so that his homeland pays tribute to him.

A crowd accompanies him at this time in a monumental caravan, after he died this Wednesday, April 13, at the Imbanaco Clinic in the capital of Valle del Cauca, after being seriously injured in a traffic accident last Monday.

The people of Buenos Aires, aboard cars and motorcycles, accompany the caravan, and many others go out to the doors of their houses to greet the passage of the coffin of the ‘Colossus’.

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After a meeting with the mayor of the city of Cali, Jorge Iván Ospina, the family decided that Freddy Eusebio Rincón be veiled both in Buenaventura and in Santiago de Cali.

His body will be veiled in the afternoon and evening of this Thursday, April 14, in Buenaventura in a body camera present. Later, on the morning of Good Friday, the body will be transferred to the city of Cali and will be laid to rest at the Pascual Guerrero stadium. In this way, the last wish of the Colossus of Buenaventura, who always asked to be buried in Cali, will be fulfilled.

A crowd says goodbye to Freddy Rincón in Buenaventura. – Photo: Jhon Jairo Salazar/Office of Communications

The so-called ‘Colossus of Buenaventura’ is fired with great emotion by his audience who once saw him shine and score goals for the Colombian National Team in the 90th World Cup in Italy.

Freddy Rincón is considered one of the most important Colombian players in the history of football, both in the national team and at club level. The most important club in his career was Real Madrid of the Spanish First Division, where he played 21 games.

A crowd says goodbye to Freddy Rincón in Buenaventura.
A crowd says goodbye to Freddy Rincón in Buenaventura. – Photo: Jhon Jairo Salazar/Office of Communications

Emotional farewell at the clinic

In the early hours of this April 14, after the unfortunate news of the death of Freddy Rincón was delivered in the city of Cali, after having been admitted to the Imbanaco Clinic since last Monday, hundreds of reactions have been generated throughout the country. .

SEMANA was present at the scene of the news and did a minute-by-minute follow-up. After midnight a new show of affection towards the former player of the Colombian National Team could be seen when followers, outside the assistance center, applauded before the exit of Rincón’s body in a criminalistics vehicle.

On Wednesday night, the Imbanaco Clinic, headed by its director Laureano Quintero, announced what was the sixth and last medical report of the former soccer player, after a serious accident suffered last Monday in the city of Cali.

Through an official statement, the medical center delivered the latest on the state of health of the Coloso de Buenaventura.

“The Imbanaco Clinic, in the presence of his relatives and with their full authorization, is allowed to inform that, despite all the efforts of our work teams, Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia has passed away. We want to express our sincere condolences to his family, his friends and relatives and his followers around the world. There will never be a way to express what it feels like to lose one of our patients, whoever this patient is, we ask everyone to honor and exalt the life of Freddy Eusebio,” Quintero reported.