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About Luís Figo

Luís Figo is a former international footballer for Portugal. He won 127 caps for the Portuguese national football team and is one of Portugal’s all-time greatest players.

Figo rose to prominence as the star player behind Portugal’s Golden Generation, which consisted of fellow legends like Rui Costa. He was the first player to earn the title of “Golden Boy” (currently held by Cristiano Ronaldo).

Figo was the 2000 European Footballer of the Year, the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and was named among the FIFA 100. He was named Portuguese Footballer of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Figo is one of the few footballers to have played for both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - two top rival Spanish clubs. He played as a midfielder and winger for Internazionale, Milan from August 2005 until his retirement at the end of May 2009.

In 2003, Figo founded the private, non-profit Luís Figo Foundation to provide children and teens - especially underprivileged ones -with conditions and opportunities to fully realize their potential as people and citizens through sports. The foundation, with the support of its founding patrons Banco Português de Negócios, Coca-Cola, Galp Energia and of course Figo himself, develops social intervention programmes and projects focusing on sports heroes as messengers of important messages to society, as well as education through sports.

He became a Goodwill Ambassador against Tuberculosis in January 2008.

Luís Figo is married and has three daughters.