Ex Real Madrid Star, luis Figo Gets An Appointment From UEFA
Ex Barcelona and Real Madrid star, Luis Figo has joined UEFA board as the Football Advisor, BBC reported. Luis Figo announced his retirement from football in 2009 after winning his 4th Seria A title with Internazionale for the 4th consecutive time.
“Football is constantly evolving. I am privileged to be involved with UEFA and I would like to thank Ceferin [UEFA President] for giving me this opportunity. I have learned so much from football that I am now really looking forward to giving something back” the ex Real Madrid star said.
The UEFA President heaped praises on him after his appointment. “Luis Figo was a fantastic player who was exemplary in the way he conducted himself both on and off the pitch. He is highly respected figure within the game and I am very pleased he is joining our team. His tremendous football experience will be a very valuable asset to UEFA” he said.
Luis Figo won 2 La Liga with Barcelona (1997/98, 1998/99) and another 2 with Real Madrid (2000/01, 2002/03). He is a 2002 Champions League winner who moved to Internazionale to win the Seria A for 4 consecutive years (2005- 2009). He won the Ballon d’Or in 2000 and was named FIFA World Player of the Year (2001).