Yoreli Rincón

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Yoreli Rincón
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Personal information
Full name Hazleydi Yoreli Rincón Torres[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-27) 27 July 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan
Number 93
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Tolima
2008–2010 Bogotá
2012–2013 XV de Piracicaba
2013 Malmö 12 (1)
2014 New Jersey Wildcats 9 (6)
2015 Torres
2015–2016 Avaldsnes 10 (2)
2017 Patriotas
2018 Atlético Huila
2019 Iranduba 9 (0)
2019 Atlético Junior
2019Al-Riffa (loan) 0 (0)
2020– Inter Milan 3 (0)
National team
2008 Colombia U17
2010–2012 Colombia U20 8+ (4)
2010– Colombia 49[2] (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:24, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Hazleydi Yoreli Rincón Torres (born 27 July 1993) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Italian club Inter Milan. She previously played professional football for clubs in Brazil, Sweden and United States. Rincón debuted for the senior Colombia women's national football team in 2010 and was included in the national team squad for the 2012 London Olympics, as well as the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and 2015.

Early life[edit]

Born in Piedecuesta,[3] Rincón began playing football in the Colombian league at age 12,[4] winning the national league with Tolima in 2007. She made a verbal commitment to join Indiana University to play collegiate soccer beginning in 2011,[5] but backed out to embark on a professional career.[6]

Club career[edit]

At age 18, Rincón signed a one-year contract with Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Feminino club XV de Piracicaba after being recommended by fellow Colombian footballer Freddy Rincón.[7]

In January 2013 Rincón made a transfer to Swedish Damallsvenskan team LdB FC Malmö.[8] With Malmö she started two of 12 appearances in 2013 and scored once, against Piteå IF, as the club recaptured their league title. After that first season Rincón was released by Malmö, for economic reasons.[9]

Rincón was invited to Western New York Flash's preseason training camp in March 2014.[10] She joined New Jersey Wildcats of the W-League for the 2014 season. Rincón intended to gain experience, adapt to the American style of soccer and ultimately win a move to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).[11]

Rincón competed at the 2019 WAFF Women's Clubs Championship for Bahraini club Riffa SC, scoring twice in four matches.

International career[edit]

Rincón has played as a midfielder for the senior Colombia women's national football team, scoring five goals as Colombia finished as runners-up in the 2010 Sudamericano Femenino and helping her team qualify for its first ever FIFA Women's World Cup finals.[12] She also played for Colombia at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup finals.[13]

She was also named in the Colombian squad for the 2012 Olympics. Colombia were beaten in all three group matches as the team's coach controversially omitted Rincón, accusing her of arriving at the tournament in poor condition.[14] Rincón played at her second FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015. In July 2016, team captain Rincón, "widely considered Colombia's best player", broke her leg and was ruled out of the 2016 Olympics.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Rincón is bisexual. She was in a relationship with a man called Alejandro González,[16] but is now dating with Venezuelan female footballer Jaylis Oliveros.[17]




  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players Colombia" (PDF). FIFA. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ Pinto Cobos, Miller (6 December 2010). "Yoreli Rincón, la gran contratación de la U. de Indiana" (in Spanish). Nuevo Estadio. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Patiño Monsalve, Julián (20 July 2010). "Colombia perdió el paso a la final" (in Spanish). Vanguardia.
  5. ^ Aguilar Ramírez, Claudia (20 November 2010). "'En dos años voy a ser la mejor jugadora del mundo' : Yoreli Rincón" (in Spanish). El Tiempo.
  6. ^ "2011 NCAA Soccer Preview – Big Ten – Noisy Newcomers". Talkwomensports.com. September 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Bruno Thadeu (15 March 2012). "XV de Piracicaba traz 'nova Marta' colombiana e mira domínio no futebol feminino" [XV de Piracicaba brings Colombian "New Marta" to women's football] (in Portuguese). UOL.com.br.
  8. ^ "Yoreli Rincón a consolidarse en Europa". Liga Postobon. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  9. ^ Wiman, Max (2013-10-23). "Rincón tvingas lämna LDB FC" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  10. ^ Di Veronica, Jeff (2014-03-12). "WNY Flash announce 29-player preseason roster". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  11. ^ "Q&A: New Jersey's Yoreli Rincon Wildcat star adapting to the American game". United Soccer Leagues. 2014-05-24. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  12. ^ "Brazil reign again, Colombia make history". FIFA. 22 August 2010.
  13. ^ Yoreli RincónFIFA competition record
  14. ^ Bolívar, Francisco Henao (14 August 2012). ""Yoreli Rincón no jugó por gordita": Carmen Rodallega, jugadora selección Colombia femenina" (in Spanish). El País (Cali). Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Colombia's Rincon ruled out of Olympics with leg injury". Equalizer Soccer. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  16. ^ "¿Por qué terminó Yorely Rincón su noviazgo con Alejandro González?¡Le pusieron 'cachos'!" (in Spanish). HSB Noticias.
  17. ^ "Con un beso, Yoreli Rincón y Jay Oliveros celebraron el título del Atlético Huila" (in Spanish). Futbolete.com.
  18. ^ "IFFHS WOMAN TEAM - CONMEBOL - OF THE DECADE 2011-2020". IFFHS. 26 January 2021.

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