Colombian professional footballer, Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia has died after as a result of severe head injuries which he got in a car crash.

After his death, sources disclosed that the dynamic footballer and former captain of the Colombian national team, was driving a car that collided with a bus early on Monday in Cali, Colombia.

On his feats so far, the 55-year-old midfielder scored 17 goals for Colombia and played at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups.

He also has to his credit appearing in 10 World Cup games and shares with Carlos Valderrama the record for the most appearances at the tournament for his country.

The Former Real Madrid midfielder was also part of the team 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 has also plied his trade in clubs like Napoli, Palmeiras and Santos, and led Corinthians to victory in 2000 at the first Fifa Club World Championship which is now the Club World Cup.

The death of Rincon which came as a surprise to most people prompted comments from the medical director of the Imbanaco Clinic in Cali.

 “Despite all the efforts of our teams, Freddy Eusebio Rincon Valencia has passed away,” said Laureano Quintero.