Tomás Rincón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rincón and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.
Tomás Rincón
Tomás Rincón 2013.jpg
Rincón at practice with HSV in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández
Date of birth (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth San Cristobal, Venezuela
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 88
Youth career
2003–2006 Maracaibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Zamora 33 (1)
2008–2009 Deportivo Táchira 18 (0)
2009–2014 Hamburger SV 106 (0)
2014– Genoa 15 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Venezuela U20 6 (0)
2008– Venezuela 56 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2014

Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández (born 13 January 1988) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back. He currently co-captains the Venezuela national football team[citation needed] and currently plays for Genoa CFC in the Serie A.


Rincón began his career at UA Maracaibo. Then he joined Zamora FC in January 2007, playing 33 games and scoring one goal, up to July 2008.[1] In July 2008, he joined Deportivo Táchira and signed a contract up to 2010.

The 22-year-old midfielder played on loan at Hamburger SV.[2] On 30 January 2009, he signed a contract until 31 December 2009. He played his first match for Hamburg on 4 March 2009 against SV Wehen Wiesbaden in the DFB-Pokal. He debuted in the Bundesliga on 4 April 2009 as a substitute in the 87th minute in a 1–0 win against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. On 10 December 2009, Hamburger SV purchased him from his former club Deportivo Táchira,[3] Rincon signing a contract until 30 June 2014. In the summer of 2014 Rincon joined Serie A side Genoa.

International career[edit]

He played his first game in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier for Venezuela. Rincón played with U 20 at Sudamericana sub-20 in Paraguay. On 22 July 2011, Rincón was voted Adidas' Best Player at the 2011 Copa América, in Argentina. He received 65% of the total votes while 10 candidates were competing.[4]



Deportivo Táchira



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  3. ^ "HSV nimmt Tomás Rincón unter Vertrag" (in German). 10 December 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Haedo, en el Top 10 del "mejor jugador" de la Copa" (in Spanish). 20 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

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