Radamel Falcao net worth: How rich is the football legend?

Radamel Falcao net worth: How rich is the football legend?

Grace Waruguru
February 11, 2024 at 9:17 AM
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What is Radamel Falcao's net worth? The Columbian striker is recognized as one of the best footballers of all time and among his generation's top strikers. He started playing as a teenager and made a fortune thanks to his consistency and commitment to the sport. This article details how rich the football legend is and how he made his money.

Radamel Falcao's net worth
Radamel Falcao is a Columbian striker and the top goal scorer in the country. Photo: @falcao (Modified by author)
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Popularly known as ''The Tiger,'' Radamel Falcao is the son of former footballer Radamel Garcia, a footballer whose career thrived in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. He was the 2011 Portuguese Golden Ball Award winner and boasts numerous accolades that have all boosted his financial portfolio. What is Radamel Falcao's net worth?

Radamel Falcao's profile and bio summary

Full name

Radamel Falcao García Zárate


37 years old (as of 2024)

Date of birth

February 10th, 1986

Place of birth

Santa Marta, Colombia


The Tiger, King of the Europa League




Radamel García and Carmenza Zárate


Michelle Andrea and Melanie Grecia

Marital status



Lorelei Taron


Annette, Dominique, Desiree, Jedidiah


5 feet, 10 inches



Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown


University of Palermo


Professional football player



Net worth

$70 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Radamel Falcao's net worth

Radamel Falcao's stats
Radamel Falcao looks on before the La Liga EA Sports match between CA Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano at Estadio El Sadar on December 15, 2023. Photo: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce (Modified by author)
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37-year-old Radamel started his senior career in 1999. Since his debut, he has built a legacy and financial base that have set him at the top. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Radamel is worth approximately $70 million.

Radamel Falcao's Forbes net worth

In 2015, Forbes rated Radamel Falcao among the world's highest-paid athletes at $25.9 million. He was dropped off the list in 2016. According to the source, Falcao earned about $21.9 million in salary and winnings and $4 million in brand endorsements.

Radamel Falcao's salary

Radamel earns a salary of approximately $23 million yearly. In 2014, Falcao became the highest-paid Premier League player when he joined Manchester United on loan for one season at a £265,000 weekly salary. Radamel Falcao's contract with the ''Red Devils'' ended in 2015.

Radamel Falcao's assets

Radamel Falcao's stats
Radamel Falcao warms up during the La Liga EA Sports match between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas on August 28, 2023. Photo: Angel Martinez (Modified by author)
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Radamel lives a lavish lifestyle thanks to his successful career. According to thesportslife.com, the striker owns a fleet of luxurious cars, including:

  • Bentley Continental GTC ($204215.62)
  • Range Rover Sport ($55402.35)
  • Cadillac Escalade ($5540.23)
  • Audi RS6 ($75851.52)

Falcao's net worth also consists of residential property in various cities worldwide. He owns a luxury apartment in Madrid. The value of Radamel Falcao's house remains undisclosed.

Brand endorsements

Besides playing, Falcao has endorsed several brands throughout his career. Some of the notable ones include Gillette, Puma, and Samsung. He has also worked with Air Europa and Cafe de Finca, a European coffee brand. Unfortunately, the financial details of these deals remain a mystery.

Radamel Falcao's biography

Falcao was born in Santa Marta, Colombia, on February 10, 1986. The 37-year-old's parents are Radamel García and Carmenza Zárate. The athlete's parents supported his career from a young age, allowing him to pursue his passion boldly. Falcao grew up alongside two sisters, Michelle Andrea and Melanie Grecia, whose details are not public.


Falcao attended local primary and high schools, although the institutions are undisclosed. Later, he joined the University of Palermo for a degree in Journalism.

Radamel Falcao's career

Radamel Falcao's career
Radamel Falcao at the LaLiga EA Sports match between Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano at Estadio de San Mames on December 02, 2023, in Bilbao, Spain. Photo: Juan Manuel Serrano (Modified by author)
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Falcao started playing at a young age and spent his youth career with teams like Lanceros Boyacá and River Plate. From 2009 to 2011, the footballer played for Porto, scoring 41 goals in 51 appearances. He later scored 52 goals in 68 appearances with Atlético Madrid. During his tenure at Atlético, he became the third-highest La Liga goalscorer twice after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

From 2013 to 2019, Falcao played for AS Monaco, attaining 65 goals in 108 matches. The player also joined Manchester United and Chelsea on loan.

Is Radamel Falcao retired? Radamel's current team is Rayo Vallecano, which he joined in 2021. He also represents the Colombia national team. Radamel Falcao's stats and achievements include:

  • He won the UEFA Europa League with Porto in 2011.
  • Radamel won the Copa del Rey in 2013 with Atletico Madrid.
  • The player won the South American Youth Championship in 2005 with the Columbia Under-20 team.
  • Falcao is Columbia's all-time scorer (36 goals)
  • Globe Best Footballer (2012)
  • The striker has the most goals scored in the UEFA Europa League (30)

Who is Radamel Falcao's wife?

The Columbian footballer is married to Lorelei Taron, a German singer and instrumentalist born in Buenos Aires. The lovebirds married on December 12, 2007, and have four children: Annette, Dominique, Desiree, and Jedidiah. Taron released her first album, “No Me Renire”, in 2016 and focuses on blogging and fitness.

Final word

Radamel Falcao's net worth has increased significantly since his professional debut. His nickname, ''The Tiger,'' was given after winning a Man of the Match trophy that had a tiger on its design. The outstanding player has cast his net far and wide and remains an iconic figure for upcoming players.

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Grace has over 4 years of experience in article writing and digital media content creation for various local and global brands. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication (Public Relations) from Daystar University, Kenya.