Top-5 Unknown Facts About Miku You Don't Know About...

Rohit Ganguly  |  Fanzine  |  4 Months Ago

Of late there are several debates sparked around the moot, ’who is the best foreign footballer to grace India’ with his presence. Among some of the more famous names of Jamshid Nassiri and Jose Ramirez Barreto, the likes of Sony Norde and Venezuelan striker, Miku’s name is heard significantly louder to shake up the entire list. Miku… who’s he?


Nikolas Ladislao Fedor Flores dotingly tagged as Miku has been quite an imperative figure for Bengaluru FC. With an astonishing figure of twenty-two goals from just thirty games for The Blues, Miku has been quite a horror in the hearts of the opponents. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Miku received his nickname Miklos, which happens to be the analogous to his first name in Hungarian.


Miku’s career began at Valencia’s youth system back in 2001. From there, Miku earned his pro career debut three years later. Though he was wagging between the second and third division football in the meantime, but the right man had seen the right talent already. 


Miku finished a fabulous season with UD Salamanca, finishing as the joint fifth-goal scorer in the billboard, besides making a return back to home— Valencia. His return to Los Che was marked with a glorious hat-trick against Stabaek Football in UEFA Europa League. Despite being in good touch, he was still sold to Getafe in the following January, being deemed as a surplus at Valencia. He marked his arrival at Getafe with a goal upon his debut, where Getafe thrived to tame Mallorca.

His phenomenal form at Getafe earned him a call-up at Celtic. However, the Venezuelan striker never found himself in the regular line-ups. Appearing only in fourteen occasions for the Hoops, Miku confessed to the Venezuelan media that he regrets his decision to join Celtic.


After joining Al-Gharafa in Qatar, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing up for Rayo Vallecano. He went on to win the La Liga Player of the month for February, beating the greats of Messi and Ronaldo for his talismanic feat of scoring in four consecutive games.


It was then Miku took a flight to shake hands with Bengaluru FC in 2017 and the rest they say is history. He is one of the most feared strikers in India in the ISL and his goal-scoring instincts make him one of the best footballers to ever play in India. Now that you know who Miku is, we’ve listed down the top-5 unknown facts about the man that you mightn’t know about…

  • His iconic celebration of flapping his ears with his hands post every goal is dedicated to his daughters who were away from him while he was playing his first season for Bengaluru FC. He pledged not to do this ever again in his career.


  • Miku was one of the 15 players who threatened to quit the National side when he was accused of conspiring against the sacked manager by the Venezuelan football federation.


  • Miku is a player without inhibitions. He didn’t even hesitate to raise his voice against Hugo Chavez. He very clearly mentioned in an interview, “I am not in favour of many things that are being done, especially regarding education: children are being indoctrinated, history is being suppressed. that the children have only met Chávez, they think the world is like that.”


  • Miku scored the iconic 700th goal for Rayo Vallecano in La Primera.


  • Despite featuring in only 14 games for Celtic, Miku went on to win the Scottish double with the then Champions.


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