Football Player Photos - Radamel Falcao García, Colombian football striker

Radamel Falcao García Zárate (born 10 February 1986 in Santa Marta, Colombia), commonly known simply as Falcao and sometimes nicknamed El Tigre, is a Colombian football striker who currently plays for Atlético Madrid.

Falcao is widely considered to be one of the best strikers in the world, having surpassed Jürgen Klinsmann's record of 15 goals (17) in a single annual international club football European competition UEFA Champions League/UEFA Europa League campaign. He also played a key role in guiding Porto to a second UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League title, as well as finishing undefeated in the 2010–11 Primeira Liga season. In July 2011, Falcao was regarded as the fifth best player in Europe during the 2010–11 season through balloting by 53 sportswriters of the UEFA member associations. Falcao was considered the second best goal scorer by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics for 2011 superseded only by Argentine Lionel Messi who was first. Falcao had also received the Portuguese Golden Ball award for 2011 becoming the first Colombian to do so.




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