Who is Luis Figo?
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a Portuguese professional and international footballer who was born in Lisbon. Figo played for four teams in his professional career, them being: Sporting Lisbon, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale. Regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese footballers of all time, and one of the greatest worldwide footballers of all time, Figo won 127 caps for Portugal which made him the most capped Portuguese players ever and one of the most memorable football players of all time.
Figo's footballing career began as a youngster playing street football for U.F.C Os Pastilhas, but then moved to Portuguese Giants Sporting Lisbon at the age of just 11.
Figo made his first appearance for Sporting in 1991, and eventually became a important part of the 'Golden Generation'. In the year 1995, after a huge dispute with two Italian football teams, Figo agreed a £2.25Million pound deal to join Spanish and world giants FC Barcelona. After this signing he became a Barcelona first team regular, and managed to bag 30 goals in 172 appearances.
In the year 2000, Figo signed for Fierce rivals Real Madrid, and was the first signing of the 'Galactico era'.
Figo left Real Madrid to join Internazionale in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer after his contract with Real Madrid had expired. This meant that Figo would finally be able to play for a club in Italy, something he had the chance to do before his move to Barcelona.
Luis Figo retired on the 16th May 2009, and quoted "He is not leaving Inter, he is leaving Football".