Radamel Falcao: Top Five Goals of the Colombian Legend’s Career

With flare and creativity, Radamel Falcao has cemented his place as one of the greatest Colombian players of all time, so to honour the legend, we’re looking back at the top five goals of his awe-inspiring career.

While things didn’t work out for the striker at Manchester United, during his spells at Atletico Madrid and Porto, he couldn’t stop finding the back of the net. Therefore, it goes without saying that we have a plethora of sublime finishes to pick from. Alas, they couldn’t all make the list, so without further ado, let’s have a look at what made the cut.


5) Radamel Falcao vs Millonarios – 2012

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It’s fair to say that Falcao didn’t understand the term ‘Friendly’. As far as he was concerned, the moment he set foot on the field of play, he was prepared to give 100% for the team. However, unfortunately for Millonarios fans, it appears their goalkeeper didn’t get the message.

The shot-stopper couldn’t believe his eyes when the forward controlled a pass with his chest, before leaping into the air and connecting with the ball with laser-like precision to send it hurtling into the top corner.

4) Radamel Falcao vs Valencia – 2012

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With a spot in the Europa League final on the line, Falcao knew he needed to produce something special. And during a crunch collision with Valencia, he did just that.

Utilising his lightning pace, he charged past two defenders, leaving them in the dust, before smashing the ball past the goalkeeper to secure his side a spot in Bucharest, Romania.

3) Radamel Falcao vs Athletic Bilbao – 2012

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After his heroics in the semi-final, Falcao was back for more in the final. With the hopes of their adoring supporters on their shoulders, Athletic Bilbao intended to write the last chapter of their fairytale story. But their rival’s Colombian wizard had other ideas.

Just seven minutes into the match, the skilful player breezed past his man, before unleashing a stunning shot, which curled past a helpless Gorka Iraizoz.

2) Radamel Falcao vs Maritimo – 2010

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Before his run at Atletico Madrid, Falcao terrorised the Portuguese Liga with Porto. And during a fixture against Maritimo he created a moment of footballing magic that will be remembered for a long time to come.

Watching the ball like a hawk, the opportunistic forward awaited its arrival into the box, leaping like a prized trampoliner to connect with a stunning bicycle kick.

1) Radamel Falcao vs America De Cali – 2012

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With the evidence throughout this article at your disposal, we think you’ll agree that Falcao has scored an array of epic goals. But if the rest didn’t impress you, this one certainly will.

Standing at the edge of the box, the sporting icon jumped into the air before connecting with the delivery with the power of a prime Mike Tyson, to execute a perfect scissor kick to remind the world of just how good he truly is.

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