3) If he had not been a footballer he would have been a writer. In fact, before he was recruited to join the River’s youth academy, Falcao had begun journalism studies in at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires.
4) Falcao’s career path could have gone somewhat differently. Aston Villa were interested in the player in 2008. Back when John Carew and Marlon Harewood were up top for the West Midlands club they spotted the young Colombian and make a bid, which was rejected.