Falcao Goes Back to Colombia After a 25-year Absence to Join Millonarios De Bogotá

Falcao returns home to Colombia (ESPN)

Radamel Falcao, Colombia’s legendary striker, is finally returning home after a 25-year absence. The 38-year-old veteran has signed a six-month contract with Millonarios de Bogotá, the team he supports, marking a poignant comeback to his roots.

Falcao’s illustrious career in Europe spanned 15 years, with stints at prestigious clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Atletico Madrid, where he won the Europa League title in 2012.

Falcao returns home to Colombia (ESPN)

Falcao’s decision to join Millonarios de Bogotá is a sentimental one, as he expressed his love for the team in a video message. “Millonarios is the team of my heart,” he said, emphasizing his emotional connection to the club. As Colombia’s all-time leading scorer with 36 goals, Falcao’s return is a remarkable moment for the country’s football fans.

After three seasons with Rayo Vallecano in Spain, where he scored 12 goals in 80 matches, Falcao is eager to make his mark in Colombia’s top flight for the first time in his career. His signing is a coup for Millonarios de Bogotá, who will face River Plate in Argentina on July 9th.

Although it’s uncertain if Falcao will feature in that match, his presence is expected to boost the team’s performance. With a storied career that includes triumphs in Portugal with Porto and success in Turkey with Galatasaray, Falcao’s homecoming is a testament to his enduring passion for the beautiful game.