Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao

Falcao in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Radamel Falcao García Zárate

Place of Birth: Santa Marta, Colombia

Date of Birth: 10 February, 1986

Ethnicity: Colombian, as well as one eighth English

Radamel Falcao is a Colombian professional footballer. A striker, he plays for La Liga club Rayo Vallecano, and the Colombia national team. He was previously with Lanceros Boyacá, River Plate, Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Galatasaray. He is nicknamed “El Tigre”/The Tiger and “King of the Europa League.”

His father was professional footballer Radamel García (Radamel Enrique García King), who played for Colombia and Venezuela. He moved to Venezuela when Radamel was five. A picture of Radamel and his father can be seen here. Radamel was named after the 1980s Brazil national team, Internacional, and the Roma player Paulo Roberto Falcão.

Radamel is married to Argentinian singer and model Lorelei Tarón, with whom he has four children. He is a devout Christian.

Radmael’s paternal grandfather is named Radamel García.

Radmael’s paternal grandmother is named Denis Elvira King (the daughter of George/James King and Juliana). Radamel’s great-grandfather George, who was English, emigrated from the North Yorkshire village of Burn, near Selby, in 1932, to work as an accountant for the United Fruit Company in Colombia. George married Juliana, a Colombian woman.

Radmael’s maternal grandfather is named Ruperto Zarate.

Radmael’s maternal grandmother is named Lilia Olaya.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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  1. andrew says:

    “soccer” (tag)

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