5 things you may not know: Radamel Falcao

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Former Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao has return to La Liga in eight years by signing Rayo Vallecano. After his contract with Galatasaray was terminate. Turkish League teams At the beginning of September

The 35-year-old Colombian striker has made a beautiful debut for Vallecano, only played two games but scored two goals, still spearheading the net as in the past and here are 5 stories of him. that you may not know yet.

Being the third player for Rayo to score in the first two games, Radamel Falcao

Falcao has made two appearances for Rayo Vallecano this season, scoring one goal each, spending only 33 minutes on the field. He is just the third player in club history to score in two consecutive games in his first two La Liga appearances in the 21st century, after Moises Arteca in 2001 and Diego Kos. Da in 2012.

As a striker but chooses to wear the number 3 shirt

Moving to Rayo Vallecano this season, Falcao has chosen to wear the number 3 shirt despite playing as a striker. The reason you choose this number Because it was the shirt number his father, Radamel Garcia, wore throughout his football career , playing as a centre-back. And also in remembrance of my father who passed away in 2019.

His name comes from a legendary Brazilian footballer

Named “Falcao” that his parents gave him. The name comes from Paolo Roberto Falcao, a former Brazilian national football team legend. He played for two World Cup finals in 1982 and 1986 and played for clubs such as Internacional, Roma and Sao Paulo.

Nicknamed ‘El Tigre’ or ‘The Tiger’,

Falcao was nicknamed “El Tigre” from the name of a popular sporting program in Colombia, “El Tigre de Esso” or in English it is called “The Esso Tiger”, Gonzalo Ludena, a River Plate teammate at the start of his football career. It was he who gave this nickname to Falcao.

An avid baseball fan from a young age,

Falcao is probably known to most people in football. But few people know that He also enjoys baseball. At the age of 5, he moved with his family to Venezuela for five years and followed baseball. which is the most popular sport in Venezuela He was also interviewed with “France Football” in 2019 that if he quit playing professional football. He might be a baseball player.