‘I want to be the first to succeed after Michael Jordan tried’: Radamel Falcao reveals he hopes to become a professional baseball player after retiring from football

 March 12, 2019

Radamel Falcao
AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao / Photo via Press Association


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Most footballers eye a career in coaching or punditry after hanging up their boots but Radamel Falcao is planning to go against the trend by turning his hand to baseball.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea forward is starting to think about life after football as the Colombian turned 33 in February.

And Falaco has revealed he plans to become a professional baseball player when he retires from football.

Falcao, speaking to France Football, said of his plans: ‘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.

‘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!’

NBA legend Michael Jordan had a stint in Minor League Baseball after losing interest in basketball but returned to Chicago Bulls after missing just one full season.

Jordan tried his hand at baseball after falling out of love with basketball but switched back / Photo: AP

Jordan was planning to play in Major League Baseball after proving himself at a lower level but then had a change of heart so returned to basketball with his beloved Bulls.

Falcao doesn’t seem to be slowing up on the football pitch as he continues to score goals at the highest level.

The Colombia international, who struggled to live up to his reputation at Manchester United and Chelsea, has scored 12 Ligue 1 goals in what has been a terrible season for Monaco.

He has scored three goals in Monaco’s last two games.

Originally published at Daily Mail

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