Radamel Falcao 'faked' his age, say reports

Updated: 23 July 2013 21:50 IST

It is also being reported that his school records show Radamel Falcao went through a scheme called "pre-school transition" aged five, which is consistent with someone born in 1984, though the scheme no longer existed in 1991, the year that Falcao would have turned five were he born in 1986.

Radamel Falcao 'faked' his age, say reports

Various media reports are suggesting that Radamel Falcao, the 60 million Euro striker who recently signed for French club Monaco, is 29 years old and not 27, as mentioned on FIFA's official website.

There is a YouTube video which reveal his school documents. Falcao's date of birth is February 10, 1986, as per FIFA but according to the records of his former primary school, February 10, 1984, is reportedly the original one.

Interestingly, his place of birth is said to be Colombia's capital city of Bogota, rather than the Santa Marta, as mentioned on his Wikipedia page.

According to ESPNFC, it is also being reported that his school records show Falcao went through a scheme called "pre-school transition" aged five, which is consistent with someone born in 1984, though the scheme no longer existed in 1991, the year that Falcao would have turned five were he born in 1986.

Falcao's father, Radamel Garcia Senior, says that he was born in Santa Marta in 1986 and a clerical error might have resulted in the confusion.

Falcao is considered as one of the top strikers in the world, and the newly promoted, super rich French club fought off competition in likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea to sign him from Atletico Madrid.

Falcao scored 70 goals in 90 games for Atletico Madrid and is currently undergoing preseason training with his new club.

Topics : Football
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