Figo Career and Achievements

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
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Figo Career

Born in 1972 in Almada, Portugal, Luis Figo started his professional football career in 1989 at Sporting CP. After playing here for 7 years, Figo’s path crossed with Spanish giant Barcelona. Figo’s career and achievements began to take shape with this transfer. After 5 years, the next stop of the Barcelona player was another Spanish giant Real Madrid.

The last team he played for in his career was Inter Milan, which he signed for in 2005. Figo scored 93 goals in 570 club appearances. The Portuguese winger, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2000, won the FIFA Best Men Footballer of the Year award a year later.

Figo’s Style of Play

Shown as one of the greatest players of all time, Figo’s style of play was completely unique. When he was at his peak physically, he showed superior performance in subjects such as close control, acceleration, agility, and dribbling. With an excellent first touch, the Portuguese star used various tricks to beat his opponents.

Working as a right winger for most of his career, Figo was known for using both feet effectively. With his transfer to Inter Milan, Figo’s position shifted from the flank to the attacking playmaker position.  Here too, he became the nightmare of his opponents’ thanks to his high game intelligence and game vision.

Figo’s FIFA Presidency Campaign

The start date for Figo’s FIFA presidency campaign was 2015. The Portuguese former football player has announced that he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the Presidency of FIFA. Among the names that supported him were famous such as José Mourinho and David Beckham.

Figo mentioned that as part of his presidential promises, work will be done on the format of the 48-team World Cup. Figo also promised to invest more in national federations. After a while, in May 2015, Figo announced that he was withdrawing from the presidential election.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.