Radamel Falcao proud of Ballon d'Or nomination

Falcao proud of Ballon d'Or nomination
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Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao speaks of his "pride" at being nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

Radamel Falcao has expressed his "pride" at being nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

The Atletico Madrid striker was shortlisted for the prestigious award after carving out a reputation as one of the finest marksmen in European football.

"I feel both happiness and pride," the Colombian told Goal.com.

"The nomination reflects all the hard work I have done over the years. To help Atletico play an important role [in European football] and their good results have improved my popularity and made me more recognisable.

"Thank God the team's hard work has led me to a nomination."

The winner of the award will be announced in January.

Radamel Falcao
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