Radamel Falcao has had a somewhat zigzag career path but today he is the star player in the Monaco team. The Ligue 1 man has faced several stumbling blocks on the path here but for footballers there are many factors beyond their control.

Falcao is one of the proven top strikers in the last decade, playing competitive football across Europe. He has shown that truly form is temporary and class is permanent. The Columbia international was born in Santa Marta – the same city where one of the country’s best soccer players Carlos Valderrama was born. He was born into football, been named after Pulo Roberto Falcao and hearing of the great Valderrama growing up.

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