Radamel Falcao Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Jun 27, 2022
Edited by Aubree Mosby
World Cup star Radamel Falcao has played for different football teams during his career.
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About Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate, also known as Radamel Falco, is a popular Colombian professional football player who has played as the captain of the Colombia National Team and is a Colombian striker.

He is popularly known as 'El Tigre' and has played in the Europa League as well. He is considered one of the best Colombian football players of all time.

He started his professional career when he was 13 years old. He started playing for Lanceros Boyaca. In his youth career, he has played for different teams like Deportivo Tachira, Mineros de Guayana, Monagas S.C, Atletico El Vigia, La Gaitana, Lanceros Boyoca, and River Plate. When he began his senior career in 1999, he played for teams like Lanceros Boyoca, Atletico Madrid, Porto, Manchester United, Monaco, Chelsea FC, Süper Lig Club Galatasaray, and 'Rayo Vallecano. He has also played in La Liga as a forward for Rayo Vallecano.

Radamel Falcao Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Radamel Falcao’s net worth?

Radamel Falcao has amassed a huge fortune as a professional football player, who has played as the captain of the Colombian National Team. His current net worth is approximately $70 million.

How much does Radamel Falcao earn per year?

Radamel Falcao's source of income comes from football games. His last recorded annual salary was in 2015, which was approximately $25.9 million.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Radamel Falcao?

Just like other football players, Radamel Falcao is tall. He is approximately 5.10 ft (1.78 m) tall.

How old is Radamel Falcao?

Radamel Falcao was born on February 10, 1986. As of 2022, he is 36 years old.

Childhood And Education

Radamel Falcao was born on February 10, 1986 in Santa Maria, Colombia as Radamel Falcao García Zárate. His father's name is Radamel Garcia, and his mother's name is Carmenza Zarate.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Radamel Falcao’s partner?

Radamel Falcao is married to his wife, Lorelei Taron. The couple shares three children together: Dominique García Taron, and Desirée García Taron, Annette García Taron.

Career And Professional Highlights

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He made his professional debut in football at the age of 13 when he played for Lanceros Boyaca as an attacker. He was labeled the youngest debutant in Colombian soccer. He then signed with the youth team of River Plate and played Argentine football between 2005-2009. Leonardo Astrada, River's coach, helped him make his professional debut. In those four seasons, he scored 45 goals. The striker then went on to sign with Porto in 2009 for two seasons. He scored 34 goals in one season and 38 in the other. His streak continued when he played for Atletico Madrid between 2011-2013. In his two seasons with them, he scored 36 and 34 goals, respectively.

After his stint with Madrid, he signed with Monaco, where he was nicknamed 'El Tigre', which literally translates to 'The Tiger'. He was called the 'King of Europa League'.

He is one of the best strikers across the world. Falcao was the reason F.C Poro reached the Europe League title and, in 2011, was given the Portuguese Golden Ball award. In 2012, he won his first-ever EUFA Super Cup. That same year, he became the first player in history to score a hat trick.

He has had remarkable achievements during his career. He scored five goals in one game in 2012. Since 2007, he has been playing as a member of the Colombian National Team. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he finished as the best goal scorer with nine goals. He was the top scorer for many games throughout his career.

Charity Work

Radamel Falcao believes in giving back to the community. He has made several donations to different people and charity organizations. He once persuaded Hublot, a Swiss Watchmaking company, to donate a huge sum of $100,000 to a program in the United States. In 2015, he also helped a young boy from Colombia find a heart donor.

What awards has Radamel Falcao won?

Radamel Falcao is a renowned professional football player who has played for several famous teams. His team won the 2007 'South American Team of the Year'. He also won the UEFA Cup and Europa League Top Scorers, Taca de Portugal Top Scorers, and a Globe Soccer award for 'Best Player'. In 2012, he was given the title of 'GQ Sportsman Of The Year'.

Radamel Falcao’s Hobbies And Interests

Radamel Falcao has always been passionate about football. One of his favorite hobbies is listening to music.

Other Interesting Radamel Falcao Facts And Trivia

  • Contrary to popular belief, Radamel Falcao does not plan to retire. In an interview, he stated that he would play for some more years before he made a decision about his future.
  • Radamel Falcao is not playing for Colombia this season.
  • Radamel Falcao likes to keep his fans updated by constantly posting pictures and videos on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.
  • Radamel is partially of English descent, as King George was one of his great grandfathers.
  • Falcao made his World Cup debut in 2018.
  • His last match was in 2022 for Rayo Vallecano.
  • Post joining Monaco, he set a club record by receiving around $64 million (60 million euros).
  • Madrid fans got to witness Radamel in his prime.

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Radamel Falcao Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Santa Maria



178 cm


Professional Football Player

Net Worth



Lorelei Taron


Radamel Garcia, Carmenza Zarate

Annual Earnings

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