Radamel Falcao

Football, Football player

1986 –


Who is Radamel Falcao?

Radamel Falcao García Zárate, commonly known simply as Radamel Falcao or Falcao García in South America, is a Colombian football striker, who plays for AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1 and represents the Colombia national football team. He is sometimes nicknamed as El Tigre and King of the Europa League.

Falcao is considered by many experts to be the 'deadliest' striker in the world and among the best ever, having surpassed Jürgen Klinsmann's record of 15 goals in a single annual club football European competition UEFA Champions League/UEFA Europa League campaign. He also played a key role in guiding F.C. Porto to a second Europa League title, as well as finishing undefeated in the 2010–11 Primeira Liga season. In July 2011, Falcao was regarded as the fifth best player in Europe during the 2010–11 season through balloting by 53 sportswriters of the UEFA member associations. Falcao had also received the Portuguese Golden Ball award in 2011, becoming the first Colombian to do so. Falcao had won both the GQ Spain award for sportsman of the year and the Globe Best Footballer in 2012. In 2012, Falcao was listed 6th in The 100 best footballers in the world by The Guardian. Falcao was listed into the FIFA XI for 2012.


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Radamel Falcao." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/radamel_falcao_garcia>.

Discuss this Radamel Falcao biography with the community:

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Feb 10, 1986
Santa Marta
Also known as
  • El Tigre
  • Radamel Falcao García Zárate
  • Falcao
  • King of the Europa League
  • Colombia
Lived in
  • Santa Marta
  • Bogotá

on July 23, 2013

Our awesome collection of

Promoted Bios