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Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born on the 4th November 1972, in Almada, Portugal, and is a retired professional football (soccer) player, who played a winger and attacking midfielder for such teams as Barcelona (1995-2000) and Real Madrid (2000-2005). Figo won 24 club and international trophies, and also the Ballon d’Or in 2000 and FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2001. Luis represented Portugal on 127 occasions and scored 32 goals. His career started in 1989 and ended in 2009.
Have you ever wondered how rich Luis Figo is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Figo’s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a professional football player. In addition to playing,, Figo had numerous endorsement deals which improved his wealth too.
Luis Figo Net Worth $50 Million
Luis Figo was the only child of Maria Joana Pestana Madeira and António Caeiro Figo, and after they had moved from Almada to Lisbon, Luis joined the academy of Sporting Clube de Portugal at the age of 11.
Figo made his senior debut for Sporting Lisbon in April 1990 against Maritimo, and that same season he was the part of the Portugal side that won the UEFA Under-17 Football Championship. In his first two years at Sporting, Luis made six appearances, while in 1991, he played in 41 games, scored one goal, and debuted for the National senior team. In the meantime, he played a prominent role in the winning of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1991. Figo scored his first goal for Portugal in a friendly against Bulgaria in November 1992 in Paris, France.
In 1993 and 1994, Figo exploded for 18 goals in 78 matches, and in 1994 he won the Sporting CP Player of the Year Award and the Portuguese Golden Ball. After that season ended, Luis wanted to move to ome of the European giants, but a transfer to Juventus, Parma, and Manchester City failed. However, for the fee of $2.5 million, Figo joined Barcelona and recorded nine goals in 53 games. The 1996-97 season was one of the best in Barcelona’s history, as they won La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and UEFA Super Cup. Luis stayed for three more years in Barcelona, winning another La Liga title and Cup in 1998.
In July 2000, the football world was shocked when Real Madrid decided to activate Figo’s $60.1 million buyout clause, and set the world transfer record by bringing the Portuguese to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 2000-01 season was the best in Figo’s career as he won La Liga with Real Madrid and also the Ballon d’Or for the best European player, thanks partly to his 14 goals in 49 appearances. Luis was named the FIFA World Player of the Year the following year, while in 2002, he won La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Intercontinental Cup with the “Galacticos”. Meantime internationally, he reached the finals of the European Championship in 2004 in Portugal, but the hosts suffered a 1-0 defeat to Greece. Although Figo bagged 20 goals in 98 matches for Real in the next two seasons, they didn’t win a single trophy, so the Portuguese player decided to change scenario, and move on in a search for new adventure.
He joined Internazionale of Milan as a free agent in the summer of 2005, and played a significant part in Inter’s winning of the Serie A, Coppa Italia, and Supercoppa Italiana in 2006; Inter actually won the domestic title in all four seasons while Figo was at Giuseppe Meazza. However, after the 2008-09 season, Figo decided to retire, aged 37 – he scored 153 goals in 795 matches in his club career.
Regarding his personal life, Luis Figo is married to Swedish model Helen Svedin and has three daughters with her. Figo fluently speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
He is the ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership, which fights against tuberculosis and is involved with Inter’s charitable project called the Inter Campus.