Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born on the 4th of November 1972 in Almada,Portugal and is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale during a career which spans over 20 years.
Figo retired from football on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portuguese national football team.
Figo was voted the 2000 European Footballer of the Year, the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and was named amongst the FIFA 100.
Figo is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, he had a successful career highlighted by several trophy wins, such as one Portuguese Cup, four Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, one UEFA-CONMEBOL Intercontinental Cup, four Serie A titles, one TIM Italian Cup and three Italian Super Cups.
He has also won the 2000 Golden Ball (Ballon d’Or) award and the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award. Figo collected 127 caps with the Portuguese national team.
Figo is married to Swedish model Helen Svedin. They met at a flamenco show and are now married with three daughters.They are currently expecting their fourth child.
Full name: Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo
Date of birth: 4 November 1972
Place of birth: Almada, Portugal
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Attacking midfielder,winger(retired)
1989–1995: Sporting CP
1995–2000: FC Barcelona
2000–2005: Real Madrid