Name

Luis 'Figo' Filipe Madeira Caiero

Date of Birth

04.11.1972 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Height

1.80m

Position

Winger

Nationality

Portuguese

1 x Portuguese Cup : 1994-1995
4 x Spanish League : 1997-1998, 1998-1999,
2000-2001, 2002-2003
2 x Spanish Cup : 1996-1997, 1997-1998
1 x Italian League : 2005-2006
1 x Cup Winners Cup : 1996-1997
1 x European Cup : 2001-2002
1 x European Super Cup : 2002
1 x Intercontinental Cup : 2002
1 x World Soccer Player of the Year : 2000
1 x FIFA Player of the Year : 2001
1 x European Player of the Year : 2000

 

Season

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Position

1990-1991

Sporting

3

0

-

3rd

1991-1992

Sporting

34

1

-

4th

1992-1993

Sporting

32

0

-

3rd

1993-1994

Sporting

31

8

-

3rd

1994-1995

Sporting

34

7

-

2nd

1995-1996

Barcelona

35

5

18

3rd

1996-1997

Barcelona

36

4

10

2nd

1997-1998

Barcelona

35

5

7

1st

1998-1999

Barcelona

34

6

12

1st

1999-2000

Barcelona

32

9

10

2nd

2000-2001

Real Madrid

34

9

17

1st

2001-2002

Real Madrid

29

7

4

3rd

2002-2003

Real Madrid

33

10

14

1st

2003-2004

Real Madrid

36

7

11

4th

2004-2005

Real Madrid

33

3

4

2nd

2005-2006

Inter

34

5

10

1st 1

 

Sporting

134

16

-

-

 

Barcelona

172

29

57

0.33 APG

 

Real Madrid

165

36

50

0.30 APG

 

Inter

34

5

10

0.29 APG

 

Cup Winners Cup

8

1

-

-

 

European Cup

100

25

-

-

 

UEFA Cup

21

3

-

-

 

Portugal

127

32

-

-

 

Totals

761

147

117

-

 
1 Inter finished third but were awarded the league title after Juventus, who finished
first were relegated and second placed Milan were deducted 30 points for their
role in the Calciopoli scandal.

Figo was a member of Portugal's 'golden generation' the youth teams that won the
European U-17 championship and FIFA U19 World Championships.

Figo should have started his career outside of Portugal in Serie A but his contracts with
both Juventus and Parma were deemed illegally and was subsequently banned from
playing in Italy, joined Barcelona and the rest is history.

Figo and Rivaldo formed a deadly partnership at Barcelona winning successive La Liga
titles but, as they have done throughout their history, the Catalan giants came up
short in the European Cup.

Having promised never to leave Barcelona Figo jumped ship in hugely controversial
circumstances to bitter rivals Real Madrid. Florentino Perez, one of the candidates in
Real's presidential elections promised to delivery Figo if elected and true to his word
the club paid out a then World record 37 million to buy out Figo's contract making him
the first of the all conquering 'galacticos'. He managed to miss several return trips
to the Nou Camp before finally taking the field agianst his former club in November
2002 such was the Barcelona supporters fury with his treacheary a pig's head was
thrown at him when he took a corner.

Openly critical of Brazilian coach Luis Felipe Scolari's appointment and naturalised
Brazilian born playmaker Deco gave an insipid performance in Portugal's opening
Euro 2004 match, a shock defeat against Greece. Having been substituted during
the titanic quarter-final clash with England Figo gave his best performance against
the Dutch in the semi-finals but failed to shine in the final as the Portuguese once
again came unstuck against the Greeks. He bounced back two years later and was
one of the few positives in a cynical and dull Portugal team that finished 4th in the
2006 World Cup.

At club level he was forced out at Real Madrid and opted to join eternal
underachievers Inter for whom he has been outstanding.

Key Attributes : Crossing, dribbling, pace, versatility (can play both wings)