Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao
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Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate

Current Club: AS Monaco.

Previous Clubs: Atletico Madrid, Porto, River Plate.

Loan Clubs: Chelsea, Manchester United.

International: Colombia 81 caps 32 goals.

Trophies Won: Spanish Cup 2012/13. French Ligue 1 2016/17. Portugese League 2010/11, 2011/12. Portugese Cup 2010, 2011. Europa League 2010/11, 2011/12. UEFA Supercup 2012/13. Argentinian League 2008. Portugese Super Cup 2010, 2011, 2012.

Top Scorer: Europa League 2010/11, 2011/12. Spanish League 2011/12. Portugese League 2010/11.

A few years ago Falcao was the best centre forward in the game, then injuries badly affected him and it looked like he was finished. His loan spells at Man Utd and Chelsea showed a forward who was a shadow of the player he once was, though there were a few signs of recovery towards the end of his time with Chelsea.

However he has never returned to the heights of his days before the injury. Now he is much more careful with his movement, making less runs than he would have previously, allowing defenders more time to organise and set themselves for them. Falcao's acceleration and pace has never fully recovered either, though he does still have the knack for getting in the right positions, he is not always able to get to the ball in time.

While he is not as deadly as he once was, Falcao has still managed to notch 10 goals so far this season in a struggling Monaco side. His movement is still excellent, allowing him to find space, but it is now as much about creating chances, rather than making chances. That worked particularly well when Kylian Mbappe was alongside him using his pace to push back opposition defences and open up space ahead of them for Falcao to utilise.

He still works hard and he has improved in the air and strengthened his frame, as well as gained experience which allows him to be more help to the young players around him, to guide them and help them. Now Falcao is a leader in the squad, a captain, who leads from the front.

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Written by Ed001 February 27 2019 08:59:40