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Ambassador: Luís Figo

One of Portugal's most famous footballing sons, Luís Figo enjoyed a glittering club career and won a national-record 127 caps.

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Ambassador: Luís Figo

One of Portugal's most famous footballing sons, Luís Figo enjoyed a glittering club career and won a national-record 127 caps.

Date of birth: 04/11/1972
Clubs:
Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF, FC Internazionale Milano
National team: Portugal

Part of Portugal's victorious 1991 FIFA U-20 World Cup side – having lifted the UEFA European Under-16 Championship two years earlier – Luís Figo spent the first six years of his career at Sporting, winning the 1995 Portuguese Cup, before moving to Barcelona.

He enjoyed five fabulous seasons in Catalonia, claiming the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1997, followed by the Spanish league and cup double in 1998 and a further Liga title in 1999. Figo joined arch-rivals Real Madrid in 2000 in a world-record transfer and maintained his form at the Santiago Bernabéu, winning two Liga titles plus the 2002 UEFA Champions League during a five-year spell.

He was a mainstay of the Portugal team for 15 years, appearing in three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups. His international career peaked with a dazzling performance at UEFA EURO 2000, the year he won the Ballon d'Or.

Figo claimed the FIFA World Player of the Year crown a year later and went on to collect a total of 127 international caps − a Portuguese record − captaining his country to fourth place at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. On 15 November 2011 he was given a commemorative cap and medal by UEFA to mark his century of international appearances.

Figo retired in 2009 having won the Scudetto in each of his four seasons with Inter and now works for the Nerazzurri in an ambassadorial role.

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