Radamel Falcao is a striker born in Colombia back in 1986 and quickly become one of the most feared strikers around during the height of his career. Falcao played an impressive role during his career, as not only was he one of the most impressive headers of the ball due to his leap, but also a deadly finisher in and around the box. Today, we thought we’d look back at some of the best clubs in which he has played for during his career.
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Falcao started to rise to stardom during his time at Porto from 2009 to 2011 where he scored an impressive 41 goals in 51 games, his best game per goal ratio. He ended up being second top scorer in the league that season with 25 goals in Primeira Liga where they won the league and the Europa League during his time there. Due to his impressive performance there, he was granted a move to European super team Atletico Madrid.
The fee in which Atletico Madrid paid for the Porto strikers was €40 million which would rise to €50 million if he reached records across the season. At the time, this made him the most expensive player in Atletico’s history. Atletico were going through a very fruitful period during Falcao’s time there, where they reached a Champions League Final only to lose to arch-rivals Real Madrid. Falcao was rather impressive during his period here where he scored 52 goals in 68 games.
However, the main club in which he spent most of his career at was Monaco, where he played for 6 years in France. Again, Falcao went for a very big fee, reported to be €60 million euros this year, and he would earn nearly €20 million per year in salary. Monaco again built a very good team this season including Kylian Mbappe, Bernado Silva and Benjamin Mendy and went on to go on an impressive run with Falcao and co. During his period at Monaco, he spent two years on loan in the Premier League to Chelsea and Manchester United but his time in England wasn’t as successful as he’d have hoped, and he found it different to adjust to the league.