Radamel Falcao is a Colombian professional footballer who was born on 10 February 1986. He is currently playing for the Spanish football club, Rayo Vallecano. Keep reading our top quotes by Radamel Falcao including his quotes on football and famous footballers.
started his senior career in 2005 withRiver Plate
playing as a forward; however, his international career, playing for Colombia, took place 8 years later in 2007.
During 22 years of his professional career, Radamel Falcao proved the fact that he is an unforgettable player. All the trophies that he has won in his entire career also indicate the truth that he is an influential player.
To name only a part of all the awards Falcao has won, we have to mention Copa del Rey (2012-13), South American Team of the Year (2007), Portuguese Golden Ball (2010-11), Globe Best Footballer (2012), Colombia all-time top scorer.
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Radamel Falcao García Zárate or generally known as Radamel Falcao was born on 10 February 1986 to his father Radamel Garcia and his mother Carmenza Zarate in the city of Santa Marta located in northern Colombia.
Speaking of his parents, Radamel’s mom used to be a housekeeper and his father is a former professional footballer. Radamel Falcao grew up in a family with two sisters named Michelle Andrea Garcia Zarate and Melanie Grecia Garcia.
Accordingly, Radamel was named by his father after one of the former Brazilian footballers called Paulo Alberto Falcao. As a matter of fact, Radamel Falcao’s father played an important role in his childhood as he learned how to play football at an early age with the help of his father.
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regarding his family, his childhood as well as his character.
I have two younger sisters, and during those first four years when I was in Argentina, I wasn't around to see them grow up. It was very hard for all of us because missing out on that period and not seeing them grow up was tough for me.
My maternal grandfather was born in Yorkshire in England but was contracted to work for a company that had a base in Colombia. So they moved across to Santa Martre, and they liked it very much. It was a sunny place with beaches and a seafront, so they never went back to England and preferred to stay in Colombia.
Since a very young age, I've dreamt of being a professional soccer player, and from a psychological and mental aspect, I've tried to prepare myself to be a good player.
I have always been able to overcome difficulties during my career.
I am confident in myself and about my fitness.
I have English blood running through my veins!
It's better to not overthink and let things happen normally instead.
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I have fame, and I'm living this life, but sometimes I forget, and I go out to dinner or walk to the movies like nothing's wrong.
I try to give my all every day at training.
Radamel Falcao is a man of strong faith as he himself acknowledges the fact that one of his greatest achievements in life was to ‘meet Jesus’. But for now, keep reading Radamel Falcao inspirational quotes and who knows? Maybe these quotes will motivate you as well!
I try not to destabilize myself. People talk a lot, but they also say some positive things, and I try to welcome those messages because they encourage me, and it is what I am looking for.
You are neither better nor worse than anyone else. I learned at a young age how to maintain this balance.
My best goal was to meet Jesus.
It is true that one cannot always win, but one must keep working and have faith that in the future, the situation will improve.
I think it's the opportunity to continue breaking records, either set by other people or by myself. I think that's what pushes me to always make the most of myself and be very demanding on myself.
If I'd stopped dreaming, I don't think I'd be here; I'd be somewhere else.
My aim is to give the best of myself.
God makes the impossible possible. I believe in Him.
I trusted in God to return to football. I have worked very hard every day to achieve it, and thank God, my work paid off, being able to come back normally, scoring goals.
Everyone is free to express their opinions, but I think that journalists should do it with more responsibility. They lack accuracy.
Radamel Falcao entered the youth system via Lanceros Boyaca back when he was 13 years old. In 2005, he had his senior debut, playing for River Plate up to 2009.
It also needs to be mentioned that during his time in River Plate, Falcao received his first cap playing forColombia
After River Plate, Radamel Falcao also played for Porto from 2009 to 2011 andAtletico Madrid
from 2011 until 2013.
However, Radamel Falcao had the longest time in the French football club,Monaco
where he kept playing from 2013 up to 2019, making 107 appearances as well as scoring 65 goals on the whole.
Meanwhile, he was loaned twice to two different football clubs:Manchester United
Finally after 6 years of playing for Monaco, Falcao moved to Galatasaray in 2019 until 2021. And recently, he signed a contract with the Spanish football club,Rayo Vallecano
You get injuries, but football is something you have in your blood, in your heart.
I hope to play in Europe one day. It is one of my objectives.
I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League, and I did.
I'm a very technical player, a striker who moves around the field a lot. I'm technical, I score lots of goals, and I like to score as many goals as possible. They are my best qualities. I also header the ball very well.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I know that my career is up for public judgment, but I also know that in football, things change.
Football runs in my blood, and I did really want to play football.
I am fine. I feel really good. I am playing without any sort of fitness problems.
I think it's all about confidence and having a regular run in the team. The rest takes care of itself; a footballer never forgets how to play football, and I'm convinced that game time, matches, was all I needed because, ultimately, no one forgets how to score goals.
It's true that I had two different offers from Chinese football, but I stayed in England in order to give myself the opportunity. To go there would have been the easiest way, because it was a great offer, but I wanted to stay.
I think the best way I can repay the supporters for their kindness towards me, and for all that love, support and appreciation, is to score goals and win trophies for them.
I was always told that the Premier League would suit my playing style, and England has always attracted me. Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to come here so much so that I learned the language, so I was preparing myself in some way for a future move to England.
Even I'm a bit surprised with how easily I've adapted to European football.
To win Ligue 1, you have to win each weekend. Every game is important.
It is true that I did not shine as I had wanted in England, but that is part of the past.
I do on the field what I know how to do, the same way and with the same passion as always. I give my best, but I have to take things day by day.
For me, it was a dream to play in the Premier League. I always wanted to be here because this league is very good, it has very good teams, and Manchester United is the best team in England.
Every footballer wants to play. No one is happy when they are not playing.
I would not be worried about the physical aspect of the Premier League. I have scored goals in Argentina, Portugal, and now Spain. I am confident I can adapt my game to any league.
I have watched the Premier League for a long time. There is so much quality, and it is such an exciting league. Of course, it is nice to think I might play in it.
I would like to score a lot of goals, but the most important thing is to help the team.
I have been fortunate enough to play in some big clubs all over the world and in some important games and win trophies.
Whenever I have the opportunity to come on, I try to do my best for the coach, and I try to help the team.
I think, when I score, it's always important, and that gives me confidence.
When I had to go for surgery, all the country sent positive messages. I was very happy with that, and all I want is to give back some of this happiness I received both with the national team and at my club.
I've been trying not to think too much about the rumours of clubs being linked with me.
Referees are human beings, and they make mistakes.
For the last part of this article, let’s take a look at the top quotes by Radamel Falcao about other football stars and teams, which include his comments on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.
Was it a game of #UCL or wasMessi
in a Play Station game? Impossible! If he scores 6 goals, can he take home 2 balls?
If he scores, he'll be asked to score two. If he score a free-kick, they'll say the wall wasn't aligned correctly. If Argentina loses, it's Messi's fault. That's the price for being the best in the world.
are certainly the best in the world. They are both unbelievable. I am very happy to be a contemporary of these geniuses.
On Diego Costa and Loic Remy
and Loic Remy are excellent finishers.
On Jose Mourinho
's a great coach. He is ambitious and a winner.
On Alfredo Morelos
Alfredo Morelos is going to be a star for us. When you look at attitude he has and commitment he shows, he's ready to get to the top. He could be a big player for Colombia for years to come.
On Diego Simeone
I'd already had the opportunity to work withSimeone
at River Plate and we won the league. When I was told he was about to sign for Atletico, I started to believe and was convinced he was the right person at the right place. He went there with his focused approach and his habit of working hard and always giving his best.
On Manchester United
Manchester United is a great club. I am very happy to be here, and because of this, I am happy to be patient.
Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top.
I will continue to fight to the end at Manchester United.
I think United is the best club for my style of play, and I am sure about my decision.
I hope to stay many years in Manchester United and make history in this club. When I was at Porto and Atletico Madrid, I always wanted to improve to achieve my dream of playing in a team like this.
Manchester United is a very big club, one of the biggest in the world, and I am so happy to wear the jersey.
My family are comfortable. We're enjoying life in Manchester and here at the club. The people have been great with me, with my family. We're happy and very grateful.
I am very happy to be joining Chelsea.
Chelsea are champions of Europe, and there is not much more to say than that. Even after winning the Champions League, they still go and sign players of the highest quality. Their ambition is clear.
Chelsea was the most difficult time. In the middle of the season, I already knew that I wouldn't play again, because the club had decided I wouldn't play. It was a frustrating decision because I felt rather good, and I thought that I could contribute something.
I'm privileged, and I thank God for the opportunity to play for River.
I have scored many goals with my head, ever since my time with River Plate in Argentina and then after at Porto and Atletico Madrid.
River is a fantastic club that goes beyond just football. They offer so many sports and activities within the club. There are schools for young players, and its DNA can be identified by every other club in Argentina.
It's in the DNA of River fans to prefer attractive and technical football with plenty of possession. I noticed that quickly, and I was made aware just how important that was to River fans, and so I tried to adapt with my characteristics and ability.
The Liga and Atletico Madrid, who have the best fans in Spain in my opinion, have always been part of my dreams, but it was also a big challenge. We played in the Europa League that season, and one of our main goals was lifting the trophy. As we advanced through the various rounds, this dream was getting closer and closer.
I'm happy to have returned to Monaco.
I am very happy at Monaco, and my wife is happy to live here.
I want to win with Monaco. I want to show that I'm 100 percent.
If Monaco retain the ambition of winning trophies in France and Europe - and that's why I came here - I will be delighted to stay.
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