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Turkey: Colombian legend Radamel Falcao given hero's welcome at Galatasaray

Turkey, Istanbul
September 05, 2019 at 00:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of fans turned out for Galatasaray's official presentation ceremony for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Supporters filled the Turk Telekom stadium, releasing flares and chanting the name of the former Porto and Atletico Madrid star.

Colombia's all-time top scorer had already been greeted by some 25,000 fans at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport after arriving from Monaco on a free transfer.

The striker got his breakthrough following a prolific spell at River Plate in Buenos Aires before moving to Europe where he earned his reputation as one of world football's most lethal finishers.

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Thousands of fans turned out for Galatasaray's official presentation ceremony for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Supporters filled the Turk Telekom stadium, releasing flares and chanting the name of the former Porto and Atletico Madrid star.

Colombia's all-time top scorer had already been greeted by some 25,000 fans at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport after arriving from Monaco on a free transfer.

The striker got his breakthrough following a prolific spell at River Plate in Buenos Aires before moving to Europe where he earned his reputation as one of world football's most lethal finishers.

M/S Colombian striker and new Galatasaray signing Radamel Falcao walks down tunnel at Turk Telekom stadium, Istanbul

W/S Falcao walks out of tunnel and onto pitch

W/S Falcao walking onto pitch on red carpet

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

M/S Falcao applauding and turning around

M/S Falcao applauding and turning around

W/S Falcao applauding and turning around

M/S Falcao waving and slapping hand on club badge

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

W/S Turk Telekom stadium

M/S Falcao applauding as he walks down red carpet

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

M/S Falcao waves to supporters, applauds and shakes hands with other new players

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

W/S Fans shining lights on mobile phones

W/S Falcao fist pumps towards supporters

W/S Falcao fist pumps towards supporters

W/S Falcao asks for more noise

W/S Fans shining lights on mobile phones

W/S Falcao applauds and asks for more noise

W/S Fans shining lights on mobile phones

W/S Fans chanting and jumping, flares set off

W/S Fans shining lights on mobile phones

M/S Falcao walks back to podium

M/S Falcao sits down with Galatasaray President Mustafa Cengiz and Vice-President Abdurrahim Albayrak

W/S Turk Telekom stadium

M/S Falcao sat with Cengiz and Albayrak

W/S New players signing contracts

W/S Turk Telekom stadium

M/S Falcao signing new contract

W/S New players signing contracts

M/S Falcao sat with Cengiz and Albayrak

M/S Falcao and new players raise arms with Cengiz and Albayrak

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