Rincon in 2010
|Full name||Hipólito Rincón Povedano|
|Date of birth||28 April 1957|
|Place of birth||Lavapiés, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1976–1977||→ Díter Zafra (loan)|
|1977–1978||→ Recreativo (loan)||33||(12)|
|1978–1979||→ Valladolid (loan)||14||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A Real Madrid youth graduate, Rincón served three loan stints during his tenure, one in the lower leagues with CD Díter Zafra, eventually making his debut for the first team on 14 October 1979 in a 3–2 home win over Real Zaragoza: he scored twice as a second-half substitute, but could never impose himself in the capital side's main squad, amassing only 16 La Liga games from 1979 to 1981.
Rincón joined Andalusia's Real Betis for the 1981–82 season, netting 20 league goals in his second year which earned him the Pichichi Trophy, even though his team could only rank 11th. He went on to score nearly 100 times overall with the club, and retired after the 1988–89 campaign at the age of 32, after suffering top flight relegation.
Rincón played 22 times with ten goals for the Spanish national team, during three years. His debut came on 27 April 1983 in a UEFA Euro 1984 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland, in Zaragoza; in only 15 minutes of play, after replacing FC Barcelona's Francisco Carrasco, he scored the final 2–0.
On 21 December 1983, in his sixth international, Rincón netted four goals in Spain's historic 12–1 win over Malta, in a Euro 1984 qualifying game played in Seville. He would not be however picked for the finals in France, being selected two years later for the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad but playing no minutes in Mexico.
|1.||27 April 1983||La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain||Republic of Ireland||2–0||2–0||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|2.||21 December 1983||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||4–1||12–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|3.||21 December 1983||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||5–1||12–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|4.||21 December 1983||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||8–1||12–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|5.||21 December 1983||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||10–1||12–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|6.||26 May 1984||Charmilles, Geneva, Switzerland||Switzerland||0–3||0–4||Friendly|
|7.||31 May 1984||Üllői úti, Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||0–1||1–1||Friendly|
|8.||17 October 1984||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Wales||1–0||3–0||1986 World Cup qualification|
|9.||23 January 1985||Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain||Finland||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||25 September 1985||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Iceland||1–1||2–1||1986 World Cup qualification|
- Real Madrid
- "3–2: El Madrid encontró su Rincón" [3–2: Madrid found their Corner ("Rincón" in English)] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 October 1979. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- "Spain – List of Topscorers ("Pichichi") 1929-2015". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- El Xerez, al borde del precipicio (Xerez, nearing the abyss); El País, 14 June 2004 (Spanish)
- Tomás Guasch, Poli Rincón, Petón, Paniagua y Pérez Sánchez fichan por la COPE (Tomás Guasch, Poli Rincón, Petón, Paniagua and Pérez Sánchez sign for COPE); Cadena COPE, 12 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Hipólito Rincón – Goals in International Matches; at RSSSF
- España, con 12 goles a Malta, alcanzó la fase final de la Eurocopa. (Spain, with 12 goals to Malta, reached European Championship finals.); El País, 22 December 1983 (Spanish)
- Hipólito Rincón profile at BDFutbol
- National team data
- Hipólito Rincón at National-Football-Teams.com
- Hipólito Rincón – FIFA competition record