Radamel Falcao

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Name: Radamel Falcao Garcia
Position: Striker
Date of birth (birthplace): 10 February 1986, Santa Marta
Nationality:  Colombia
Height: 1.77m
Joined United: September 1 2014
United debut: September 2014 vs QPR
Contract until: June 30 2015

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Radamel Falcao began his professional career in the Colombian second tier for Lanceros Boyata at the age of 13 where he became the youngest débutante in the history of Colombian professional football. His performances helped him seal a move to Argentinian side River Plate in 2001 where he played for eight years.

Following an abundance of European interest during Falcao’s time in South America, he signed for Porto in July 2009.

After just two years at Porto, Falcao had managed 41 goals in 51 games and subsequently secured a €40 million move to Atletico Madrid in August 2011 which saw him become one of the most high profile strikers in world football.

On 31 May 2013, Falcao became one of the most expensive players in the history of the game following a £51 million move to French financial heavyweights AS Monaco. Despite not being able to recreate the devastating form he showed so often in Spain, the striker maintained a commendable goal record with 11 goals in 20 matches before he ruptured his knee ligaments in January 2014 – an injury that would see the striker miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Falcao returned to full fitness in July 2014 and featured in a few pre-season matches for Monaco before moving to Manchester United on deadline day.

The Colombian signed for a loan deal worth £6 million with an interest to buy permanently in the summer for £43.5 million. Despite only signing on a loan, the striker has declared his desire to stay in Manchester for many years and become an Old Trafford favourite.

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Club left Club joined Transfer fee Date
Lanceros Boyata River Plate €500,000 February 1 2001
River Plate Porto €3.93m July 15 2009
Porto Atletico Madrid €40m August 18 2011
Atletico Madrid AS Monaco €60m May 31 2013
AS Monaco Manchester United Loan September 1 2014

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