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28-Year-Old Forward     Monaco  Ligue 1      Full Name: Radamel Falcao


Birthdate:  February 10, 1986    Birthplace:  Santa Marta, Colombia    Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  159 lbs    

August 10, 2014    Falcao News

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Falcao scored Monaco's only goal in a 2-1 home loss to Lorient on Sunday.

Falcao converted from the penalty spot in the 78th minute to open his 2014-15 account. The Colombian striker has been linked with a number of top clubs throughout the transfer window, but it will take quite the offer to lure him away from Monaco, who have already lost one world-class player in James Rodriguez to Real Madrid.

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August 3, 2014

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Falcao started and scored the lone-goal in Monaco's 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup on Sunday.

Falcao, who has been heavily linked to Real Madrid this summer, appears to be in fine ahead of the Ligue 1 opener against FC Lorient next Sunday. While he missed out on the World Cup for Colombia due to a lack of match fitness, he does not appear to be limited by his surgically-repaired knee at all.

July 27, 2014

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Falcao, who suffered a torn ACL in January, could return for the Emirates Cup tournament, which begins August 2, Sky Sports reports.

There was talk before the World Cup that Falcao would be able to play in the tournament for Colombia, but he was eventually left off the team due to lack of match fitness, and not specifically his knee. He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid this summer despite signing with Monaco just last summer for 60 million. Whenever he does return to full fitness, he will likely be near the top of the Ligue 1 goal-scoring chart.

June 2, 2014

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Falcao, who continues to recover from a torn ACL, was not included in Colombia's 23-man roster for the World Cup, Sky Sports reports.

Falcao suffered the injury in January and was surprisingly close to making the squad. Doctors said for months that he had a 50-50 chance of being fit for the World Cup, but he still lacks match fitness, which ultimately doomed his bid to be on the squad. With no World Cup, Falcao will be able to continue to rehab during the summer in order to be ready for the Ligue 1 opener in August.

January 25, 2014

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Falcao underwent successful surgery on his knee Friday and has been given a 50-50 shot at being fit for this summer's World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

Falcao reportedly tore the ACL in his knee, so a return by June would be very fast. Even if he were able to play, his fitness surely wouldn't be up to par by the time the World Cup commenced.

January 23, 2014

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Falcao suffered a torn ACL in Wednesday's match against Monts d'Or Azergues and he is expected to miss the rest of the Ligue 1 season and most likely the World Cup, ESPN FC reports.

Falcao is set to have surgery in the next few days, but it's very difficult to see the 27-year old ready for this summer's World Cup. It's a huge hit to Monaco's title chances this year, plus Colombia's shot at a World Cup .

January 22, 2014

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Falcao suffered a knee injury during Wednesday's 3-0 win at Monts d'Or Azergues Foot, ESPN FC reports.

Falcao will undergo scans on his knee in the coming days, but the fear is that the striker could miss significant time, including the possibility of missing the World Cup this summer. He had to be stretchered off and if his absence turns out to be long, he likely will stay at Monaco despite plenty of rumors about a potential move during the January transfer window.

December 18, 2013

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Falcao, who has been out since suffering a thigh injury while on international duty, could return for Friday's match against Valenciennes, ESPN FC reports. Manager Claudio Ranieri said that "Falcao has trained normally this morning. He has recovered well, but he had not trained for a month."

Falcao has been the topic of many rumors about a potential January transfer, which is quite surprising after he signed a five-year contract with Monaco just last summer. Being that he's probably not up to full match fitness, it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't play the full 90 minutes Friday. Despite missing action this season, the Colombian has nine goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances.