Luis Figo was born on the 4th of November 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal. Figo began his career at Sporting CP where he played 137 macthes for the club scoring 16 goals. In 1995 he was linked with Italian sides Juventus and Parma but he moved to Spanish giants FC Barcelona for £2.25M fee. His career took off at the club as he helped the side win consecutive La Liga titles in 1998 and 1999.
He played 172 matches for the club scoring 30 goals. In 2000 he made a controversial move to Barcelona's Spanish rivals Real Madrid. His arrival signalled the beginning of the 'Galactico era' where Figo helped the club win La Liga in 2001 and 2003 as well as the 2001-2002 UEFA Champions League. He played 164 matches for the club scoring 36 goals. In 2005 he moved to Italian side Internazionale on a free transfer. He announced his retirement from football in 2009 after the club won the Serie A title. He played 105 matches for the club scoring 9 goals.
Figo made his international debut against Luxembourg on the 16th of October 1991 at the age of 18. He captained the side in the 2006 World Cup where Portuagl reached the semi-finals. They ended up finishing third place. He played for Portugal 127 times scoring 32 goals.
Figo played 579 matches scoring 91 goals spanned over four different clubs. His major honours include four La Liga titles, 1 UEFA Champions league, four Serie A titles, Portuguese Player of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year and being included in Pele's FIFA 100.