Radamel Falcao report claims he is 29, not 27

Published 99 Comments

Football News

AS Monaco’s £50million striker Radamel Falcao is reportedly two years older than he has been claiming.

According to a report on Noticias Uno, the former Porto and Atletico Madrid striker’s date of birth held by FIFA, February 10 1986, is actually incorrect.

A news report on the channel claims the records at one of Falcao’s former primary schools, Colegio San Pedro Claver de Bucaramanga, show his date of birth to be February 10 1984.

This would make him 29 years old rather than 27 and provides an interesting dilemma for his club Monaco.

However, the report also claims Falcao’s father has insisted it is only a mistake and that his son was the age held by FIFA and his club.

£50million is a lot of money for any player and age often has a big impact on the size of transfer fees, what with a player’s sell-on value decreasing with every year, especially in their late 20s.

The Colombia international was hailed as one of the best players in the world last season after scoring 34 goals in 41 games for Atletico Madrid.

Neither Falcao nor Monaco have made any comment about the claims as yet, though it is a story that will warrant some kind of response.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again