Radamel Falcao is a modern striker capable of scoring goals at will. The Columbian forward is feared by defenses worldwide and is currently on the Manchester United’s wage bill, on loan from AS Monaco. Nicknamed El Tigre, Falcao has helped both FC Porto and Athletico Madrid clinch the Europa League title. The man is also a key figure for the national squad; he has managed to score 20 goals and earn over 50 caps for his country.
Falcao’s darkest hour beckoned when he suffered an ACL injury in early 2014, thus, ruining his chances of playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament. He has made many questionable calls in his career so far. People were certainly astounded when he made the leap to AS Monaco from Atletico Madrid, thus passing the opportunity to play in the Champions League. The man has also represented River Plate and Lanceros Boyaca.
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Listed below is Falcao’s salary history
Falcao Annual Salary in 2014 excluding bonuses = $25.37 million
Falcao Annual Salary in 2013 excluding bonuses = $23.59 million
Although his initial salary in AS Monaco remained undisclosed, many reports estimated it to be around $23.59 million. If we inspect carefully, we can come to a conclusion that the man was earning a whopping $450k per week in AS Monaco. That means that the player would earn around $77 million if he saw his contract through at AS Monaco. Currently, the striker is on loan at Manchester United and is ostensibly earning $25.37 million for his services.
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Falcao was named after Brazilian footballer, Paulo Roberto Falcao, and he has certainly lived up to his name. The man has already tied nuptials with Argentinean singer, Lorelei Taron. The couple became parents for the first time when Lorelei gave birth to Dominique Garcia Taron in August 2013.