Colombian striker also known by the name Falcao Garcia, he became a member of the Colombian national team in 2007 and joined AS Monaco in 2013.
He began his youth career with River Plate at the age of 15.
He was named GQ Sportsman of the Year in 2012.
He married Lorelei Taron in 2013.
He broke Jurgen Klinsmann's record for goals (15) in a single UEFA Europa League tournament when he scored 17 goals in 14 games during the 2010-2011 tilt.