Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles was one of many players that wished Chelsea striker Falcao a happy birthday last week.
The Portuguese international midfielder did however, have a twist in store as he revealed via his official Twitter account that Falcao was in fact one of the best strikers he has ever played with.
@FALCAO Happy birthday bro. You're one of the best strikers I've ever played with. Have a blast 🌟🎉
— Raul Meireles (@OficialMeireles) February 11, 2016
It seems hard to believe now but once upon a time the Colombian international was one of the top forwards in the world during his time at Porto and Atletico Madrid.
Meireles played on the same side as Falcao back in Portugal for Porto. The experienced midfielder won four league titles and the Intercontinental Cup during his time with the Portuguese giants.
Falcao has struggled at Chelsea scoring just one goal in 11 appearances for the reigning champions this season.