Luis Figo- Биография футболиста на английском.
Athlete - Famous Football Player (Soccer)
Name : Luis Figo (Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo)
Born : November 4, 1972
Country : born Lisbon, Portugal
Lives : Portugal
Luis Figo was born as Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo on the 4th of November, 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is an internationally known football player who has achieved much recognition and success with football. Figo's football career started in the year 1991, when for the first time he won the senior international cap, won the Under-20 World Championships and Under-16 European Championships as well.
The year 2000 is known as a significant period, when Figo became a soccer celebrity by leading Portugal to the semifinals of Euro 2000 and by being named as the European Football player of the Year. In 2001 he became FIFA World Player of the Year.
From 2004 to 2005 Figo took a break in his football career and joined the Inter Milan club for two years.
His wife is Helen Sweden, who is a famous Swedish model, and the couple have three daughters (Stella, Martina and Daniela).
Luis Figo Football Career Highlights
Sporting Lisbon (1989-95)
FC Barcelona (1995-2000)
Real Madrid (2000)
FIFA World Youth Championship (1991, Portugal)
Portuguese Cup (1995, Sporting Lisbon)
Cup Winners' Cup (1997, FC Barcelona)
Spanish Cup (1997, 1998, FC Barcelona)
Spanish League (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid)
Ballon d'or 2000 (France Football prize)
2001 FIFA World Player of the Year
UEFA Champions League (2002, Real Madrid)
Intercontinental Cup (2002, Real Madrid)
Italian Super Cup (2005, Inter Milan)
Famous Quotes and Comments by Luis Figo
Champions always deserve their title.
We're improving with every game and we showed the country they can look forward to better things. When the last game decides everything and you're playing at home the pressure upon you is high.
I have always dreamed and I continue to dream of a Portugal capable to fight for a victory on all fronts. Because of this idea of a competitive country, open to the biggest international challenges, I decided to be associated with the creation of A1 Team Portugal. So that in motorsport as well, we can demonstrate our talent and daring, in a competitive format that provides a level playing field, and to project Portugal as a country of champions.
I really enjoy going to the beach. I have a house in the south of Portugal, at Algarve and I go there as often as I possibly can. I am also a big fan and collector of watches by Franck Muller. By the way, I am not a big fan of cars thus, I have never considered that they deserved a big investment…
When you get in the ? final and that everything is decided on a 1 match, there is not a favorite. Even a team supposed weaker can win.
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