Luís Figo is a former professional football player from Portugal. His professional career spanned from 1989 to 2009. During that time, he played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan. In 2000, he won a Ballon d’Or and in 2001, he was named the FIFA World Player of the Year.
Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born on November 4, 1972 in Almada, Portugal. In his youth, he played Futsal and he also started his youth career as a street footballer.
He is married to Helen Svedin and they have three daughters together.
From 1984 to 1985, he played for Os Pastilhas and in 1985, he began his career with Sporting CP in their youth system.
He signed with Sporting CP as a professional player in 1989 and played with them from 1989 to 1995, making 129 appearances. In 1995, he signed to play with FC Barcelona. While there, he made 172 appearances and scored 30 goals. He also helped them win two La Liga titles and the 1997 UEFA Super Cup.
Figo then signed with Real Madrid in 2000. In 2002, he helped them win the UEFA Super Cup as well as the Intercontinental Cup and two La Liga titles. From 2005 to 2009, he played for Inter Milan. There, he helped the team win four Serie A titles. He retired from football in 2009.
- Taça de Portugal - 1994–95
- La Liga - 1997–98, 1998–99
- Copa del Rey - 1996–97, 1997–98
- Supercopa de España - 1996
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup - 1996–97
- UEFA Super Cup - 1997
- La Liga - 2000–01, 2002–03
- Supercopa de España - 2001, 2003
- UEFA Champions League - 2001–02
- UEFA Super Cup - 2002
- Intercontinental Cup - 2002
- Serie A - 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08,2008–09
- Coppa Italia - 2005–06
- Supercoppa Italiana - 2006, 2008
- UEFA European Championship runner-up
- UEFA European U-16 Championship -1989
- FIFA World Youth Championship - 1991
- UEFA Under-21 Championship GoldenPlayer - 1994
- Portuguese Golden Ball - 1994
- Sporting CP Player of the Year -1994
- Portuguese Footballer of the Year -1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
- ESM Team of the Year - 1997–98,1999–00
- La Liga Foreign Player of the Year -1999, 2000, 2001
- Don Balón Award, Best Foreign Playerof the Year - 1999
- UEFA European Championship Team ofthe Tournament - 2000, 2004
- World Soccer (magazine) Player ofthe Year - 2000
- Ballon d’Or - 2000
- FIFA World Player of the Year - 2001
- FIFA World Player of the Year –Silver Award - 2000
- UEFA Team of the Year - 2003
- UEFA Champions League top assistprovider - 2004–05
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team - 2006
- Inter Milan Player of the Year -2006
- FIFA 100
- Golden Foot - 2011, as footballlegend
- 1988–1989 - Portugal U16
- 1989 - Portugal U17
- 1988–1990 - Portugal U18
- 1990–1991 - Portugal U20
- 1991–1994 - Portugal U21
- 1991–2006 - Portugal