Las reacciones a la muerte del exfutbolista Freddy Rincón

Las reacciones a la muerte del exfutbolista Freddy Rincón

(CNN Spanish) — The death of former soccer player Freddy Rincón, announced early this Thursday, shook Colombia and caused a wave of condolences from the world of soccer and beyond.

The International Football Federation (FIFA) mourned the death of Freddy Rincón and recalled his epic goal against Germany in the 1990 World Cup with a video.

The Colombian Football Federation also lamented the death of its historic player.

The South American Football Confederation expressed its condolences to the family and friends of Freddy Rincón.

Several Colombian clubs, such as América de Cali, Junior, Millonarios, Deportes Tolima and others paid tribute to Freddy Rincón.

The Brazilian club Corinthians, where Rincón was a star, remembered its captain.

Former soccer players like the Colombian Iván René Valenciano or the Ecuadorian Álex Aguinaga remembered Rincón and paid tribute to him on their social networks.

The legendary Mexican sports journalist José Ramón Fernández also lamented the death of the Colombian soccer player.