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Name Luis Figo
Realname Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro
Birthplace Almada
Born 1972 11 04
Gender Male
Ethnic Portugal
Job Portugal Footballer
Desc The classy defender played for Van Gaal at both Ajax and Barcelona, winning the Champions League with the former and La Liga with the latter. De Boer explained during an appearance on Sky Sports in 2018 that his mentor’s biggest strength was helping talented young players reach their full potential - ‘He could manage that so perfectly’


Org Portugal National Team
Club as Player Inter Milan
  Real Madrid
  Barcelona FC
  Sporting Lisbon


Father Antonio Figo
Mother Maria Joana
Wife Helen Svedin
Daughter Daniela Figo
  Martina Figo
  Stella Figo
2000 07 24
Luis Figo made a controversial and then record breaking £37 million move to Real Madrid from Barcelona FC

2012 07 08 Retrieve

[Figo made an emotional announcement as he retired by saying] I am leaving football, not Inter

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Luis Figo on Paul Scholes] I’m star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can’t catch him. Off the pitch he disappears

2016 09 13 Retrieve

Everyone will say that I say that for this reason or that reason but ultimately it’s just about respect. Everyone makes history in their own time

2018 05 29 Retrieve

[Luis Figo part ways with Premier Futsal] I would like to announce that starting from today I am no longer the Honorary President of Premier Futsal having ceased my relationship with Premier Futsal Management (p) Limited.

After two years of intense collaboration, I’ve decided to leave the project having in mind the complete failure of their representatives and officers to fulfil the agreement and, most important for their continuous breach of their obligations towards me and other players involved in the project. Nevertheless, I wish to reaffirm my continuing support for the long-term development of the game of futsal

We had a few financial issues due to a hostile environment that was created for us to operate under and monetization became difficult because of the various hurdles. Figo is aware of all of the above and the reasons behind it, and he’s been kept informed completely. He’s been engaged for over 2 years as president and we’ve honored all obligations including his quarterly salaries during this period except the final payment delay. We respect his decision and thank him for the support over the years where he stood by three young entrepreneurs with a dream to do big things and contribute to the Indian sports ecosystem. We will be announcing our new president and the dates for the next edition soon. Next season onwards, Premier Futsal will have a longer season with more venues.

2019 03 08 Retrieve

I don’t know what happened between Cristiano and Real Madrid to make him change clubs. It was always a personal decision too. If you have the best footballer in the world and if he moves, of course, it makes a huge impact. Ronaldo is a great professional, making history in football. Real Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in the world and football is like that. Madrid will survive without Ronaldo and Ronaldo is making history without Madrid right now, his life is football

[Figo was asked about the struggles of teams like PSG and Manchester City in the Champions League despite spending a lot of money] They have to be better than other clubs! Sometimes money doesn’t assure you a win in the competition. Of course, it makes you stronger to compete against the other clubs. But money doesn’t make you win the competition. I think they’re [playing well] well domestically. When you have a history in the competition, sometimes it helps you in a positive way. It happened with Real Madrid, they have quality and history in the competition too

VAR is a part of our lives right now. VAR must improve, like everything life. Right now, everyone in life depends on technology. In football, we have to adapt in the best way. I think it is to help the referee and be fairer in terms of justice. It is a positive tool for justice that will help.

We have to really define the concept of VAR of how you use it. Everyone has to be a bit moderate. It is important that when, for example, it is important that when UEFA makes courses for information on the VAR and call the coaches and clubs, they come and not just three of four people. Then you can’t complain when you don’t understand how it is being used