Radamel Falcao He is one of the players who left an indelible mark in the history of the River Plate, and his career was catapulted thanks to his time at the Argentine club. During his five seasons at River, the Colombian forward scored a large number of goals and won the love of the fans, although some still criticize him for not having returned. This was reflected in an exchange of comments on Twitter between Falcao and a fan, but most River fans showed their support for Tigre, who at 37 is playing for the Vallecano Ray from Spain.
A fan account on social media commemorated the eighteenth anniversary of Radamel Falcao’s debut at River Plate by dedicating a tribute to him. “Today marks the 18th anniversary of Falcao’s debut with the River shirt. It was in the 3-1 victory against Instituto for the 2005 Clausura Tournament. The Colombian striker played 111 games, scored 45 goals, gave 9 assists and won the 2008 Clausura with the red band.”reads the tweet.
However, as is common in any field, there are some fans who disagree with certain decisions and on this particular day, the Colombian player had a heated discussion with one of them.. “And it’s been 18 years since I returned to the club that gave him everything… that can’t be forgiven either”read a reply tweet.
Faced with this, the Tiger did not remain silent and responded “I was the one who was released from River on June 30, 2009 and I signed a contract again in July of the same year so that River would sell me to port and earn money.”
Falcao among the 100 best players of the 21st century
El Tigre, who came to be considered the best ‘9’ in the world during the golden age of his sports career, when he defended the colors of Atlético de Madrid, ranks 54th in the ranking, surpassing world champions such as the Argentine Ángel Di María, the German Miroslav Klose and Fernando Torres.
The all-time goalscorer for the Colombian National Team is also ahead of South American figures such as Edinson Cavani, Arturo Vidal and Juan Román Riquelme, as well as current stars such as Vigil van Dijk from the Netherlands, N’Golo Kante from France and Jan Oblak from Slovenia.
Falcao for the Malaysian League?
In the same way as other teams, the current winner of the Malaysian League, Johor Darul Ta’zim, has expressed interest in signing Colombian forward Radamel Falcao García, who is currently part of the Rayo Vallecano team. The possible reason for this interest in Falcao is that his contract with the Vallecas team, where he currently plays, ends in the middle of this year and apparently there is no desire to renew it on either side.
The owner of the Asian club, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, wants to sign Falcao, who is 37 years old, for the next two seasons. Furthermore, he intends for the player to become an ambassador for the team and the city of Johor Bahru after that period. According to reports, the record scorer of the Colombian National Team would be considering joining his tenth team in his sports career.
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