The serious traffic accident that former soccer player Freddy Rincón suffered in the early hours of Monday shocked great soccer personalities worldwide. The messages of support were not long in coming and several players and clubs have lamented what happened.
One of the most relevant teams that spoke about it was Real Madrid, considered by many fans to be the greatest team in the world. Although the ‘Colossus of Buenaventura’ did not have the best time in that institution, his name is still remembered for being the first Colombian in history to wear the merengue shirt.
Rincón was in the white team between 1995 and 1996. During that period, he played a total of 21 games and did not score any goals.
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His arrival was historic and The person in charge of making this possible was the Argentine Jorge Valdano, who at that time was the coach of the first team. The world champion in Mexico 1986 spoke with the newspaper As Colombia about the Colombian’s hiring, but not before sending him a message of encouragement for his difficult health situation.
“You have to trust that his athletic ability will help him get out of this drama. I hope that soon we can enjoy the energy of him again, ”she initially assured.
Valdano recalled that Rincón’s link to Real Madrid was easy, since the former player’s intention to go to the Spanish team was always there. However, regretted that it arrived “at a time of great institutional crisis”.
“From Freddy I am left with his human quality and a feeling of frustration because Madridismo did not enjoy him to his full potential. Football is getting very physical and that’s a territory where Freddy had a big advantage. For the rest, talent is valid at any time and Freddy had more than enough, ”he confessed to the sports newspaper.