Who is Radamel Falcao?

Radamel Falcao is a Columbian professional football player representing the Super Lig football club and Colombia national team. Initially, he played soccer when he was 13 years old and then pursued a career in football. He has also become a member of different clubs like Lanceros Boyaca, River Plate, Porto, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Chelsea. He made his first match for Colombia in a senior team in 2007, and his debut World Cup Match was in 2018. While being an indifferent club, he has received many high profile trophies and titles. Apart from playing football, he has also been cast in various TV commercials and brand endorsements like Samsung and Footwear Company like Puma.

Quick Info
Full NameRadamel Falcao Garcia Zarate
Birth DateFebruary 10, 1986
Birth PlaceSanta Marta, Colombia
FatherRadamel García
MotherCarmenza Zarate
SistersMichelle Andrea Garcia Zarate
Melanie Grecia Garcia
Age34 years old
Height5 feet and 10 inches (178cm/1.78m)
Weight75 kg (165lbs)
EyesDark Brown
WifeLorelei Taron
DaughtersDominique Garcia Taron
Desire Garcia Taron
Annette Garcia Taron
Net Worth$70 million

Radamel Falcao


Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate was born on February 10, 1986, in Santa Marta, Colombia. He was taken to parents Radamel García and Carmenza Zarate. While his father was also a former football player. He grew along with his two sisters Michelle Andrea Garcia Zarate and Melanie Grecia Garcia. Furthermore, he is also known by his nickname Falcao and El Tigre. Radamel is currently 34 years old with an Aquarius star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Radamel Falcao holds a Colombian nationality. He is a devoted Christian and has Colombian and English ancestry. Furthermore, He is of multiracial ethnicity. Besides, he has an athletic body type. He stands 5 feet and 10 inches (178cm/1.78m) tall and weighs around 75 kg (165lbs). He has a pair of dark brown coloured eyes with black hair colour.


Radamel Falcao studied from his native school and completed his studies. He was one of the youngest players who made his first match Colombian Primera B.

Personal Life

Radamel Falcao tied a knot to a singer named Lorelei Taron in 2007. They have three daughters till now called Dominique Garcia Taron, born in 2013, Desire Garcia Taron, held in February 2015, and Annette Garcia Taron, born on August 17, 2017.

Radamel Falcao


Radamel Falcao is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@falcao) has 13.2 million followers, and his Twitter account (@FALCO) has 17.3 million followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 12.2 million likes and 12.7 million followers. He also has his own website (www.falcao.com), where he posts about his career statics.


Football club career

Radamel Falcao was just 13 years old in 1999 when he participated in the Columbian Primera B team named Lanceros Boyaca. In 2001, he went to an Argentine club called River Plate and played the eighth division league on March 6, 2005, his first match for that team against Instituto de Cordoba. The team defected them by the victory of 3-1. Likewise, Falcao played for River Plate till 2009 and made in 90 matches where he scored 34 times. He then made a deal with Porto on July 9, 2015. While playing for Porto, he scored his first goal in Champion League, where they played against Atletico Madrid during the 2009-10 season. He also scored his hat-trick in the 2010-11 season in Europa League batting against Rapid Wein. They also won this title in the finale, where they played against Braga.


Similarly, in 2011 he went to play for Atletico Madrid, which is a Spanish club. He helped the team win Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa Del Rel Trophy, and many more. Overall from this team, he scored 52 goals for playing in 68 matches. Likewise, in 2013 Monaco signed a contract with Falcao. He did not play much for Monaco because of his injury but scored 4 goals in 26 matches. Radamel then left Monaco and made a loan deal contract with Manchester United FC. He played debut match for Manu on September 14 against Queens Park Rangers and got their first victory for this 2014-15 with 4-0. Moreover, he again was got a loan signed by Chelsea in 2015, where he played 10 games and made only one goal.

Furthermore, in 2016 he went to play for his parent team Monaco and played the season 2016-2017 making 30 goals. For the next season, he made his appearance in 34 games where he scored 24 goals, and for the 2018-2019 season, he scored 2 goals in a penalty shootout and got a victory against Amiens. In September 2019, he joined the Süper Lig club and made a three-year contract with them. He is currently working for that team.

Radamel Falcao

International Career

Radamel Falcao represented Colombia for his national team. He has appeared in international matches in 2011 and 2015 Copa America matches and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Though he was a member of the 2014 World Cup, he could not play in that year due to severe injuries.


Radamel Falcao has been awarded the Portuguese Golden Ball for the season 2010-2011. He is also named UEFA Europa League Top Scorer, where he scored 17 and 12 goals in the season 2010–11 and 2011–12, respectively. Moreover, he has also held the record of Colombia’s all-time top scorer with 34 goals.

Net Worth

Radamel Falcao is a famous footballer who is a top goal scorer internationally and has gained a massive fan following. As of 2020, it is estimated that his net worth is $70 million.