- Futsal legend Falcao turns 44 today
- Two-time World Cup-winner considered one of the best-ever futsal players
- FIFA.com brings you four numbers to celebrate his 44th birthday
Ever come across Alessandro Rosa Vieira? Probably not, but when you hear the name Falcao, you know who we are talking about. The world-famous Brazilian – he of the no-look passes, rainbow flicks, crazy dummies and breath-taking shots – celebrates his 44th birthday today. Parabéns, Falcao!
He is considered to be one of the best futsal players of all time, and the statistics prove that, with two FIFA Futsal World Cup™ winner’s medals, two adidas Golden Balls and an adidas Golden Shoe to his name.
In recent years, he has also been one of the main driving forces behind the rise in the awareness and popularity of the sport. No trick ever seemed too difficult for him, no angle too tight. His artistry on the court as well as his goals and his moves have made him a legend on social media.