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Radamel Falcao
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Monaco

Radamel
Falcao

Attacker

Date of Birth
Feb 10, 1986
Place of Birth
Santa Marta, Colombia
Nationality
Colombia
Height
177 cm
Weight
72 kg
Debut
10 August 2013

Bio

Radamel Falcao García Zárate, known more simply as Radamel Falcao, was born in Santa Marta on 10 February 1986. Throughout his career, Falcao has been a prolific goalscorer for club and country and is able to score all kinds of goals. Despite being under 6 feet tall, he has great ability in the air and is comfortable with both his right and left foot. In 2012, Fabio Capello described him as being "as impressive as Lionel Messi."

Having started his senior career with Lanceros Boyacá, Falcao earned a move to River Plate in 2005 and went on to score 45 goals for the club. In 2008, he helped them to win the Primera División title, before moving to Europe in 2009, in order to join FC Porto. The highlight of his Porto career came in 2010-11, when the team won the Primeira Liga without losing a single game and also claimed the UEFA Europa League crown. Over the course of the season, Falcao scored 38 goals in all competitions and was the Europa League's top goalscorer.

The following year, he joined Spanish side Atlético Madrid and scored 36 goals for the club as they too won the UEFA Europa League. His performances in Europe in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 saw him dubbed the 'King of the Europa League' by several sources. Later in 2012, Falcao was able to help Atlético Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup, scoring a hattrick against Chelsea. The 2012-13 season saw Falcao score 28 league goals; his best total for any club, and the team were able to lift the Copa del Rey. However, prior to the 2013-14 season, he once again switched clubs, this time joining AS Monaco. Unfortunately, his first season with Monaco was plagued by injury.

At international level, Falcao has earned more than 50 caps for Colombia and had previously helped his country to win the South American Youth Championship back in 2005.

Headlines

FIFA World Cup Prospectus: Colombia

FIFA World Cup Prospectus: Colombia

by Tom Blanton

Football.com will countdown the remaining time leading up to the World Cup with a 32-day preview of each team that will be participating... Read more

Falcao predicts three-horse race

Falcao predicts three-horse race

by Football News

Radamel Falcao believes the FIFA World Cup will be a three-horse race between hosts Brazil, holders Spain and Germany... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Ligue 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Ligue 1
1392 17 16 1 4 1 9 5 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
2905 34 34 0 6 0 28 7 0 0
2011/2012
Primera Division
2942 34 33 1 6 1 24 7 0 0
2011/2012
Primeira Liga
23 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010/2011
Primeira Liga
1797 22 22 0 12 2 16 1 0 0
2009/2010
Primeira Liga
2323 28 26 2 6 0 25 5 0 0
2008/2009
Primera División
2666 32 30 2 2 0 13 3 0 0
2007/2008
Primera División
0 27 27 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
2006/2007
Primera División
0 20 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2005/2006
Primera División
0 7 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
2004/2005
Primera División
0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14048 226 219 7 36 5 136 28 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2013
30 Jun
€ 60,000,000
2011
17 Aug
€ 40,000,000
2009
15 Aug
€ 5,500,000

Games Played

Date Match  
14 Aug 2011 0 1 0 0 0