Radamel Falcao's Plans To Switch Sports After Football Retirement

Radamel Falcao has spoken about what his next career path will be when he decides to hang up his football boots and well, we really didn't expect him switching sports.

In a recent interview with French Football, the Colombian forward says he wants to replicate Michael Jordan, who famously swapped Basketball for Major League Baseball, joining the Chicago White Sox in 1994.

"I love baseball. When I was little, in Venezuela, where I grew up, it was the sport I practised, at a very good level. I often talk about it with my wife." he said.

"I think when I finish my football career, I'll start one as a professional baseball player."

"Like [Michael] Jordan, even if he was a basketball player and did not get to play in the big leagues, at the highest level. I want to be the first to succeed!"

If you look back at Falcao's time at Atletico Madrid, then you'll fondly remember an incredible goal-scoring record and a hairstyle worthy of anyone's time.

Falcao scored an impressive 70 goals in 91 games for Los Colchoneros, establishing himself as one of the best strikers in world football at the time, with a number of top European clubs chasing his signature.

If you needed a goal, this guy was your man.

But we just can't imagine him hitting home runs any time soon. We hope he proves us wrong!

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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