(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.
We join many in football to remember Freddy Rincón.
Our most sincere condolences to his loved ones, former teammates and fans of the clubs in which he played and the @FCFSeleccionColwith which he played three World Cups.
Rest in peace.pic.twitter.com/Kt2tGlGSC0
– FIFA.com in Spanish (@fifacom_es) April 14, 2022
The Colombian Football Federation also lamented the death of its historic player.
FCF mourns the death of Freddy Rincón.
🔗 https://t.co/e4VuoQEstG pic.twitter.com/sy3lxG3VNf
-FCF (@FCF_Official) April 14, 2022
The South American Football Confederation expressed its condolences to the family and friends of Freddy Rincón.
CONMEBOL mourns the death of Freddy Rincón, a great player and idol of Colombian soccer, and expresses its condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/qJOd4Vrxuw
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) April 14, 2022
Several Colombian clubs, such as América de Cali, Junior, Millonarios, Deportes Tolima and others paid tribute to Freddy Rincón.
Football is in mourning. Freddy Rincón, Colombian football legend, has passed away. We express our solidarity and sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Thank you for so many joys, Colossus! pic.twitter.com/SaMkoM5uKg
– America of Cali (@AmericadeCali) April 14, 2022
🙏🏻| Colombia and soccer are in mourning. We regret the sensitive death of Freddy Rincón, an icon of Colombian professional football. We send our sincere condolences to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/Sj8Gg8gtpD
– Club Junior FC (@JuniorClubSA) April 14, 2022
We deeply regret the death of Freddy Rincón, our condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/YX4QlgGZOs
– Millionaires of Colombia (@MillosDColombia) April 14, 2022
Club Deportes Tolima SA deeply regrets the death of Freddy Rincón.
To his family and friends, our most sincere condolences.
Rest in peace Freddy 🙏🏼
– Sports Club Tolima SA ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@cdtolima) April 14, 2022
The Brazilian club Corinthians, where Rincón was a star, remembered its captain.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING CAPTAIN! 🙏🏻😭
👤 Freddy Eusebio Gustavo
Corner Valencia 🇨🇴
🏃🏿♂️ Matches: 158.
⚽️ Goals in total: 11.
🏆 Collective titles:
•Brazilian 1998 and 1999.
• FIFA World Cup 2000. (S)
– Corinthians Spanish (@Corinthians__es) April 14, 2022
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.
See you always Freddy Rincon! I love you forever brother. Thanks for all crack!
– Iván René Valenciano (@Ivan9Valenciano) April 14, 2022
RIP dear friend. 🙏🏻 It was always a pleasure to share the court with you. To his relatives my feeling of condolence and prompt resignation. Freddy Rincon 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/OnxQsUBp4f
– Alex Aguinaga G (@dtAlex_Aguinaga) April 14, 2022
The legendary Mexican sports journalist José Ramón Fernández also lamented the death of the Colombian soccer player.
The international Colombian soccer player, Freddy Rincón, dies after a few days in the hospital due to a brutal accident in which he was hit by a truck. He played for Real Madrid, Napoli and Corinthians. He stood out in the Colombian National Team. a pity #RIP #fredyrincon pic.twitter.com/u8YfICoHJ2
– José Ramón Fernández (@joserra_espn) April 14, 2022