An age falsification scandal has been trailing Radamel Falcao shortly after he joined AS Monaco for a whooping €60m move from Atletico Madrid.
According to Colombia’s Noticias Uno, Colegio San Pedro Claver de Bucaramanga, one of Falcao’s primary schools, claims the former River Plate and Porto forward was born on Feb. 10, 1984 – making the striker 29 years old. The report adds that the player’s place of birth is Colombia’s capital Bogota, not San Marta, as originally believed.
School official, Wilson Serrano, added further fuel to the scandal and backed the school’s record-keeping:
“He was here in 1989 during preschool for children who are five years old. In order to enroll a student, any student, in this institution, one must provide an official birth certificate. We do not accept copies.”
However, the former Atletico Madrid hitman has taken to Twitter to rubbish the rumours, which he describes as “totally ridiculous”.
He wrote: “I have been surprised with the news surrounding my age recently, and the claims are totally ridiculous.”
“I want to categorically deny these claims and put this issue to bed once and for all.”