Man Utd’s Radamel Falcao has English heritage

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao's great-grandfather was from north Yorkshire

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Radamel Falcao’s father has revealed that the Manchester United striker has English heritage and once applied for a British passport.

The Colombia international scored his first goal for United since his season-long loan move from Monaco before the international break in the 2-1 win over Everton at Old Trafford.

And it has emerged that the striker’s great-grandfather was from north Yorkshire.

“I’m very proud of my English blood,” Radamel Snr told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview.

“My grandfather was English and also a sportsman.”

He added: “Falcao was probably about 13 so I went down to the embassy thinking that a British passport would help him with a move to Europe. But unfortunately it got rejected.”


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