Luís Figo

The Portuguese football player Luís Figo (Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo) has retired. He played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale. Not only was he one of the best football players in his own country, but he was also one of the best field players ever. Figo started out as a young star player for Sporting CP in Portugal. Before he played for the adult team, he helped Portugal win championships at the age group level. Soon, the best teams in Europe were trying to sign him. 

Big teams around the world, like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan, hired him and helped them win big prizes. He was a member of Real Madrid’s “Galacticos” team from the very beginning. In addition, Luis Figo was the best player on the Portuguese national team. He was part of the “Golden Generation” that made the team so good that everyone feared them. Figo led Portugal to its best-ever World Cup finish, third place in Germany in 2006. He will go down in history as a great football player from Portugal.

About Luís Figo: 

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is another name for him.

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Men

Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” men

The family:

Helen Svedin is her ex-spouse.

Daniela Figo, Martina Figo, and Stella Figo are children.

Luís Figo

Growing up and early life

Tomás Luis Felipe Madeira CaeiroHe was born in Almada, Portugal, on November 4, 1972. His parents were Antonio CaeiroFigo and Maria Joana Pestana Madeira. The Figo family says that Figo has loved football since he was a child and that it was his only hobby.

People who saw Luis Figo play street football as a child knew how good he was and signed him up for the U.F.C. OsPastilhas club. When Figo was 11, he joined the youth team at Sporting Clube de Portugal, which is also known as Sporting CP. Bigger clubs were interested in him, but he picked Sporting.

As a child, Figo played for the Portuguese national team in the Under-21 World Championship and the Under-16 European Championship. He helped his team win both of those tournaments, which made him one of the most sought-after young players in Europe.


Luis Figo’s first game with the Sporting CP senior team was in a league game in 1990. He went on to score 16 goals in 137 games for the club over the next five seasons, helping them win the Portuguese Cup in his last season. A year after his first game for Sporting CP, he also played his first game for the Portuguese national team.

Figo was going to move to Italy to play for either Parma or Juventus, but in the end he paid £2.25 million to join the big boys at Barcelona FC. Figo really became one of the best players in the world while playing for Barcelona. He helped the team win two Spanish league titles. Figo played 172 times for the club and scored 30 goals.

Luis Figo played for Portugal at the 1996 European Championships in England. He got a goal that helped his country make it to the quarterfinals. After four years, he got a goal against England in the European Championships, but Portugal lost in the quarterfinals and didn’t make it any further. Another thing Figo did was help Portugal make it to the World Cup for the first time in 16 years. They lost in the group rounds, though.

Luís Figo

It was a big deal when Luis Figo went to Real Madrid in 2000, to play for their rivals Barcelona. This made Barcelona fans hate him. That was the most money ever spent on a player—$60 million from Real Madrid. It took him five years to play for Real Madrid, but he won the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish League. In 164 games for the team, he scored 38 goals.

In 2004, Luis Figo led Portugal to the final of the European Championships, which were held in Portugal. The next year, he led Portugal to third place at the World Cup, which was held in Germany.

Back in 2005, Luis Figo left Real Madrid and joined the Inter Milan team in Italy. He played for the team for four years and scored nine goals in 105 games. They were the Italian Serie A winners in his final season with the team.   After his time with Inter Milan was over, he said he was giving up sports.

In 2015, Luis Figo said he wanted to run for president of FIFA against Sepp Blatter’s supposedly crooked government. However, he dropped out of the race five months later.

Achievements and Awards

He was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001.

Luís Figo

People think of him as one of the best midfielders who ever lived. His most important accomplishment was taking his country to the best finish in their World Cup history in 2006. Figo was a big reason why Portugal came in third place at the event.

Private Life and Legacy

After being together for five years, Luis Figo married Swedish supermodel Helen Svedin in 2001. There are three girls in their family: Daniela, Martina, and Stella.

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