Radamel Falcao has scored so many goals. Finishing is in his blood. And his hunger for making the net bulge is relentless. El Tigre’s brace on that epic night in Bucharest is only one jaw-dropping highlight in a truly awesome career. Stunning hat tricks in big finals, league and European goals galore and records smashed into pieces – Falcao is worldclass.
You would think that netting over 160 career goals and holding the record for the most goals scored in a single annual European club football competition might give the Colombian striker a massive ego. And you’d be forgiven for believing that the first player in history to win two consecutive European titles with two different teams might spend a few extra hours checking himself out in the mirror every morning. Not Falcao.
El Tigre is a beast on the pitch. But humble off it. So what drives the superstar? He’s not in it for the glory. In fact, he doesn’t even know his own stats. It’s all about helping the team. And the best way for him to do that is to score goals, pure and simple.
Focus, passion and a love for the game – these are the things that make Falcao tick. And with nine goals already this season, there’s no doubt that he’s on top of his game.
Tigre, we salute you.