Radamel Falcao

Position: Striker
Team: AS Monaco
Born: February 10, 1986 (age 28)
Hometown: Santa Marta, Colombia
Height: 5ft 10in
Nationality: Colombian
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on September 27, 2014
Premier League in Numbers: Week 6
Sports Mole reflects on the sixth round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts and figures from each of the 10 encounters.
11:55
Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on September 21, 201
Robin van Persie: 'Top four or bust for Manchester United'
Manchester United hitman Robin van Persie says that the Red Devils have no excuses if £150m worth of talent cannot secure Champions League qualification this season.
23:54
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (C) poses for photographs along with the club's latest signings Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (L) and Dutch midfielder Daley Blind on September 11, 2014
Ruud Gullit blasts Louis van Gaal's Manchester United spending policy
Ruud Gullit launches a scathing attack on Louis van Gaal's transfer policy since becoming Manchester United manager.
Sep 28, 01:43
Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester on September 27, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Manchester United's 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Sep 27, 17:23
Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester on September 27, 2014
Live Commentary: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United - as it happened
Find out how Manchester United overcame West Ham United at Old Trafford with Sports Mole's text updates.
Sep 27, 14:00
 Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks to his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Phil Neville: 'Manchester United need to spend £100m more to challenge'
Phil Neville believes that Manchester United need to spend another £100m across two transfer windows in order to become title challengers again.
Sep 23, 07:55
Monaco's Moroccan midfielder Nabil Dirar celebrates after scoring a goal with Monaco's French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Guingamp (EAG) on September 21, 2014
Preview: Montpellier HSC vs. AS Monaco
Sports Mole previews the Ligue 1 clash between Montpellier and Monaco as last season's runners-up attempt to build on two consecutive victories.
Sep 22, 23:26
Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard acknowledges the crowd after scoring his goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on September 21, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Sports Mole picks out five of the biggest talking points to have come out of the 10 most recent Premier League encounters.
Sep 22, 12:13
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Report: Manchester United could end Radamel Falcao's loan over knee issues
Manchester United could reportedly send Radamel Falcao back to Monaco prior to the end of his loan stint if he suffers a recurrence of a knee injury.
Sep 22, 08:50
Jamie Redknapp at the HMV Football Extravaganza in London on February 3, 2009
Jamie Redknapp slams "appalling" Manchester United
Jamie Redknapp says that Manchester United can have no excuses after being beaten 5-3 by Leicester City.
Sep 22, 00:10
Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City scores his team's fifth goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014
Result: Leicester City stun Manchester United with comeback victory
Leciester City stage a memorable comeback to defeat 10-man Manchester United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.
Sep 21, 15:24
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Half-Time Report: Manchester United edging Leicester City
Manchester United lead Leicester City 2-1 at the halfway point of their Premier League clash thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria.
Sep 21, 14:21
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
Danny Murphy: 'Juan Mata omission is wrong decision'
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Manchester United dropping Juan Mata in favour of Radamel Falcao could have a negative influence on the team.
Sep 21, 12:56
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United is introduced to the press on September 11, 2014
Team News: Radamel Falcao to start for Manchester United
Radamel Falcao makes his first start for Manchester United in this afternoon's Premier League clash against Leicester City at the King Power stadium.
Sep 21, 12:44
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj (C) vies with Swansea City's Spanish midfielder Jose Canas during the English Premier League football match on January 11, 2014
Serie A clubs keen on Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj?
A report in Italy suggests that Juventus and Fiorentina are looking to sign Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj on a six-month loan.
Sep 21, 09:47
Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City celebrates scoring the first goal with David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Britannia Stadium on September 13, 2014
Leonardo Ulloa: 'We need to keep the ball against Manchester United'
Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa wants his side to keep the ball as best they can when they host Manchester United on Sunday.
Sep 20, 17:40
United's Javier Hernandez is chased by Jonjo Shelvey of Swansea on August 16, 2014
Javier Hernandez keen to capitalise on Real Madrid chance
Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez hopes to make the most of his time with the European champions following his season-long loan from Manchester United.
Sep 20, 06:32
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates Ander Herrera (L), Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 1
Preview: Leicester City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester United.
Sep 19, 17:18
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs CA Osasuna on April 26, 2014
Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United may try to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo
Louis van Gaal admits that it is "possible" that Manchester United will try to re-sign Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in the future.
Sep 19, 17:03
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Video: Manchester United new boys Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo show off freestyle skills
Manchester United stars Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Juan Mata show off their tricks alongside mystery freestyler Red Samurai.
Sep 17, 13:58
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates Ander Herrera (L), Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 1
Manchester United stars head out for dinner during Champions League absence
Wayne Rooney and his Manchester United teammates head out for a team bonding dinner while their rivals compete in the Champions League.
Sep 17, 13:22
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action during a friendly match against Kitchee FC on July 29, 2013
Keith Gillespie: 'Adnan Januzaj may have to leave Manchester United'
Former Manchester United midfielder Keith Gillespie believes that Adnan Januzaj will struggle to fulfil his potential due to the competition for places at the club.
Sep 17, 02:24
Newcastle manager looks on before kick-off against Manchester City in their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Sports Mole picks out five of the main talking points to have arisen from the latest batch of Premier League matches.
Sep 16, 12:50
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Radamel Falcao "very happy" with Manchester United debut
Radamel Falcao reveals his happiness after making his Manchester United debut in Sunday's 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.
Sep 15, 18:39
Angel Di Maria of Manchester United is congratulated by team-mate Juan Mata after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Juan Mata praises new Manchester United arrivals
Juan Mata hails the performances made by Manchester United's debutants during the 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
Sep 15, 14:15
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates Ander Herrera (L), Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 1
Wayne Rooney: 'Manchester United victory was much needed'
Wayne Rooney insists that Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers was "much needed" following their winless start to the season.
Sep 15, 08:12
Manchester Uniteds Dutch manager Louis van Gaal applauds the fans as he leaves the pitch after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on August 30, 2
Louis van Gaal expects Manchester United improvement
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal expects his side's form to pick up after they recorded their first win of the season by beating QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford.
Sep 14, 19:39
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Louis van Gaal hails "dominant" Manchester United performance
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal praises his side following Sunday's 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford.
Sep 14, 18:24
Angel Di Maria of Manchester United is congratulated by team-mate Juan Mata after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Result: Angel di Maria stars in thumping Manchester United win
Angel di Maria stars for Manchester United as the former Premier League champions record a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford.
Sep 14, 17:51
Angel Di Maria of Manchester United is congratulated by team-mate Juan Mata after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Half-Time Report: Manchester United lead Queens Park Rangers by three at interval
Goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney hand Manchester United a 3-0 half-time lead over Queens Park Rangers in their Premier League clash.
Sep 14, 16:47
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United is introduced to the press on September 11, 2014
Team News: Radamel Falcao starts on bench for Manchester United
Louis van Gaal decides to start deadline-day signing Radamel Falcao as a substitute for Manchester United's home clash with Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.
Sep 14, 15:02
Angel Di Maria of Manchester United is congratulated by team-mate Juan Mata after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Live Commentary: Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report of Manchester United's comfortable 4-0 win at home to QPR in the Premier League.
Sep 14, 14:59
Netherlands' midfielder Leroy Fer celebrates scoring with his teammates during the Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
Leroy Fer: Queens Park Rangers aiming "to get a result" at Manchester United
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer reveals that the Londoners will be aiming to collect a positive result away at big-spending Manchester United on Sunday.
Sep 14, 14:37
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen on November 27, 2013.
Louis van Gaal orders Antonio Valencia to take English lessons?
Despite the fact that he has been in the Premier League for eight years, a report claims that Louis van Gaal wants Antonio Valencia to improve his English.
Sep 14, 14:24
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo scores the opening goal via the penalty spot against Arsenal during the Premier League match on April 13, 2008
Report: Cristiano Ronaldo wants £500,000-a-week Manchester United return
Cristiano Ronaldo tells Manchester United to cough up a £500,000-a-week salary to convince him to leave Real Madrid, according to reports.
Sep 14, 11:59
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (C) poses for photographs along with the club's latest signings Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (L) and Dutch midfielder Daley Blind on September 11, 2014
Clint Hill targets Manchester United upset
QPR captain Clint Hill says that his teammates revel in the 'underdog' tag and will not rule out a shock win away to big-spending Manchester United.
Sep 14, 10:34
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014
Wayne Rooney: "These are exciting, interesting times for Manchester United"
Wayne Rooney says that the arrival of Radamel Falcao means that it is an "exciting" time to be at Manchester United.
Sep 14, 06:58
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United is introduced to the press on September 11, 2014
Glenn Hoddle: Radamel Falcao is a "complete striker"
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes that Radamel Falcao will be a success for Manchester United in the Premier League due to his style of play.
Sep 14, 05:26
Kevin Strootman of AS Roma competes for the ball with Guarin of FC Internazionale Milano during the Serie A match between AS Roma and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Olimpico on March 1, 2014
Manchester United 'offer Juan Mata as Kevin Strootman bait'
Manchester United are willing to offer Juan Mata as part of a deal to land Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January, according to reports.
Sep 14, 01:12
Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs discuss tactics during Man United's Premier League opener with Swansea on August 16, 2014
Manchester United 'expect Louis van Gaal to win title'
Louis van Gaal is expected to win the Premier League title in his first season at the helm of Manchester United, according to reports.
Sep 13, 23:15
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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Marseille81419
2Bordeaux8717
3Lille8515
4Paris Saint-Germain8914
5Metz8414
6Saint-Etienne8014
7Montpellier HSC8313
8Nice8-313
9Nantes8012
10Lyon8411
11Toulouse8111
12AS Monaco8-310
13Caen808
14Lens8-18
15Rennes8-48
16Bastia8-47
17Lorient8-57
18Evian TG8-87
19Reims8-117
20Guingamp8-86