23 Facts About Luis Figo

1. Luis Figo is fluent in five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French.

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2. Luis Figo is the founder of Network90, a private members' networking site for the Professional Football Industry.

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3. Luis Figo is a board member of the Inter Campus charity project run by Inter Milan.

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4. Luis Figo is an ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership in the fight against tuberculosis.

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5. Luis Figo now owns an upscale bar in the Algarve region of Portugal.

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6. On 28 January 2015, Luis Figo announced his intention to run against incumbent Sepp Blatter for the position of FIFA president.

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7. Luis Figo has taken part in several Iranian television shows such as Navad TV during the 2018 World Cup draw, together with Hamid Estili and former Hamburg player Mehdi Mahdavikia.

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8. Luis Figo has appeared in commercials for the sportswear company Nike.

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9. Luis Figo would often employ feints to beat opponents, such as stepovers.

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10. Luis Figo captained the squad during the 2006 World Cup, leading the team to the semi-finals.

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11. Luis Figo was rested by Humberto Coelho for the final group match against Germany in Rotterdam, breaking a chain of 32 consecutive international appearances.

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12. Luis Figo featured in all ten of Portugal's qualifiers for the next European Championship, scoring three times in the process.

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13. Luis Figo left Real Madrid to join Italian club Inter Milan in the middle of 2005 on a free transfer after his contract with Madrid had expired.

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14. Luis Figo would spend five seasons at Madrid, with his final success being the 2003 La Liga title.

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15. Luis Figo commented, "I was worried that some madman might lose his head.

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16. Luis Figo missed two fixtures against Barcelona through injury and suspension.

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17. Luis Figo became the new focus of the Barcelona–Real Madrid rivalry, with Barcelona fans feeling betrayed by his transfer and turned against him.

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18. Luis Figo was revered in Barcelona because his presence in a Barcelona shirt had given to Catalonia a sense of external approval.

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19. In total, Luis Figo appeared 172 times in the league for Barcelona, scoring 30 goals.

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20. Luis Figo was a significant part of Portugal's "Golden Generation.

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21. Luis Figo won his first senior international cap in 1991.

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22. Luis Figo is one of the few football players to have played for both Spanish rival clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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23. Luis Figo won the 2000 Ballon d'Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004 Pele named him in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.

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