Position change - Defender turned to striker, Falcao felt that the right position is in front, in duels with the goalkeeper. This was a great move from him as his clumsy defender days turned into great striking moments. He seems to be far better at this position.
Early bird - At 13 he already had signed his first pro contract.
European conqueror - Moving to FC Porto proved one of the best deals for the guys, as Falcao brought them plenty of goals, getting the title of top goalscorer in a European campaign.
Man of many talents - If not such a great football player, he would have wanted to be a journalist. He already took the first steps in this direction by attending the University of Palermo, following a journalistic path.
Golden Balls - Wonder how we got hold of this information? It's no secret that he is a proud owner of the Portuguese Golden Ball award.
Lucky charm - The only player that won the Europa League 2 years in a row, with 2 different teams. He seems to bring luck to his teammates.
Like father, like son - Followed the steps of his father, also a professional player in Colombia and Venezuela.
Can't have them all - When younger he moved to Venezuela with his father, but was always picked on as he sucked at the country's most popular sport, baseball.
British roots - His great grandfather came from Britain to work for a Venezuelan fruit company. Good move.
El capitan - Captain of the Colombian team.
Serious fans - Actually they take it too seriously as the defender than injured him, and got him out of action for a few months, received candles and death threats
"Scoring a goal in a final like that is something that marks you."
"My heart has been with Monaco since my idol Thierry Henry played there."
"I am chilled and laid-back but very passionate about football and pretty much everything in my life. The most important thing is that I give my best wherever I go."
"I started playing football at five in a little club in Venezuela as a child because my father was playing there already."
"(My father) he was a very strong defender but he played well with the ball also. It came to my notice very early on from his style that he was a positive player who always played for the team. I quickly realised from watching him what I wanted to be, a footballer like him, and I learned a lot about the game."
"It makes me very, very happy to be welcomed so much by the fans. I want to thank them with all of my heart. The best way I can repay the supporters for their kindness towards me, and for all that love, support and appreciation, is to score goals and win trophies for them."