What happened to Fair Play, the team in which Falcao debuted in Colombian soccer?

What happened to Fair Play, the team in which Falcao debuted in Colombian soccer?
What happened to Fair Play, the team in which Falcao debuted in Colombian soccer?

Jun 21, 2024, 00:13 ET

The news of Radamel Falcao García’s arrival at Millonarios shook Colombian football, the hiring breaks the transfer market and is a real blow on the table for the second half of the year.

Although Falcao has never played in the Colombian League until now, it is worth remembering that in the beginning he did. debuted in the Second Division of the FPChe did it against the now defunct team Lanceros de Boyacá and which was also called Lanceros Fair Play, his performance began in the 49th minute, he replaced Andrey Molina and the match was against Deportivo Pereira, on August 28, 1999 , when Radamel was just 13 years, 6 months, and 18 days old..

With Lanceros Fair Play, Radamel Falcao made his debut against the networks In an official match, at just 14 years old he scored in April 2000 and did so for his team’s victory over Cóndor. The Argentine Édgar Yrusta lowered it after a cross into the area and Falcao, like a ‘dove’, defined a header.

But what happened to that team that saw the birth of Falcao, who became a complete star of world football?

Lanceros Fair Play played in the second division for seven years and ceased to exist after that year 2000, since in 2001 the record of this team was to the municipality of Chía in Cundinamarca, then later it went to Bogotá with the Academy, currently after this that The chip in Dimayor is in the hands of Llaneros.

Patriotas de Boyacá was born in Tunja in 2003 It was founded thanks to the efforts promoted by the governor of Boyacá, Miguel Ángel Bermúdez, Coldeportes Boyacá and the businessman Óscar Ramírez, the club inherited the fans of what in the past had been Lanceros Fair Play, it got into the hearts and memories For a large part of the Boyacense fans, the legacy of one of those who started the promotion tournament in Colombia was left in the hands of the red team.

Today Patriotas is in the First Division, it has just finished last in the 2024-I League and in its history it remembers among its greatest achievements defeating América de Cali in a ‘promotion’ match and its subsequent arrival to ‘A’, then being able to compete in the CONMEBOL Sudamericana in 2017.

 
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