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Season 2000/01: Figo was a questionable runners-up for the FIFA player of the year, most supporters of the game would have voted Figo or Rivaldo, but Zidane won it for his performance for France in the European Cup 2000, but Zidanes performances for Juventus had been abysmal.
Figo is after the European Award he received only the third player from Real Madrid to win this award, Honourary President and Real Madrid legend, Argentine Alfredo Di Stefano won it twice (1957, 1959) and Raymond Kopa (1958).
Luis Figo received the FIFA player of the year award for 2001.
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  Luis Figo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Figo, a devout Catholic, was the 2000 European Footballer of the Year and 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, known for his exceptional trickery and dribbling skills at either wing (though he predominantly plays on the right).
However, the situation was eventually resolved for Figo, with a move to Spanish club FC Barcelona, under coach Johan Cruyff, and within four years he became a fan-favourite, captain and symbol of the Catalan side.
Luís Figo is nowadays one of the main Portuguese symbols and ambassadors.
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 Paolo ghisoni
Luis Figo, is the winner of the last Golden Ball of the millennium, the most prestigious European award that goes (theoretically) to the most outstanding footballer of the season.
For five years, Luis Figo was Barcelona’s star player and during that time, he helped the club with the blue and burgundy shirts win just about everything there was to win.
In view of the fact that Figo’s successes in the year 2000 were few and far between compared to his previous record with Barcelona, it would appear that to be greatest, it is enough to do the simplest things, without over-complicating your life.
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 Luis Figo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Already a great winger at the beginning of his career, Figo eventually became one of the best players of the world, and undoubtedly the best winger of his generation.
His dazzling dribbling and the amazing amount of assists (Figo confesses that he enjoys assisting as much as scoring) assured him success and fame all over the world.
As noted before, this practice is common, and can't be taken as an indicator of Figo's political stance.
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 'Ere we go, it's Luis Figo
Figo is not alone believing the time has come for the golden generation to prove their worth in the red and green.
Figo is happy living in Barcelona, and seems contented enough to see out the remaining four years of his contract even through transfer speculation has been rife since manager Louis van Gaal left town.
Figo believes it will be a close run thing between all the group contenders: 'England practise a more European style of football now,' he says.
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 CBC Sports: Luis Figo joins Inter Milan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Figo, whose contract with Madrid was to expire in June 2006, wanted to leave the club after falling out with coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo when the Brazilian left him out of the starting lineup for Madrid's final eight league games last season.
Considered one of the best players of his era, Figo is renowned for putting on dizzying and dazzling displays with his ability to dribble around or past opponents seemingly at will, his devastating free kicks and keeping his strikers serviced with accurate crosses and long passes.
Figo is expected to make his Inter Milan debut on Aug. 20 against defending league champions Juventus in the Italian Supercup, the annual curtain raiser on the Italian soccer season.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2005/08/04/Sports/luis_figo050804.html   (530 words)

 Luis Figo
Figo is the only son of Antonio and Maria Joana.
Figo guarantees that he is human and has feelings, woks with his feet, his head and his heart...
Figo has a partner (the representative in Europe of the Guess mark)
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 Luis Figo - Inter and Portugal :: Soccerphile
Luis Figo - Inter and Portugal :: Soccerphile
Real released Figo to Milan on a free transfer, due to his merits at the Bernabeu, but had he chosen Valencia, another candidate for his signature, Real would have asked for compensation to the amount of 3.5 to 6 million euros for reinforcing a direct rival.
When an offended Figo asked club president Florentino Perez what Real planned to do with him in the remaining 15 months of the contract, he was told "the coach would decide on his fate." For the brave winger, it was a sign that Perez was washing his hands of him.
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 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Luis Felipe Madeira Figo was born on November 4, 1972, in the working-class district of Almada in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
Figo was 17 when he made his debut in the Portuguese championship.
Figo was both the head and heart of a Portuguese team that played the finest attacking football of the tournament, before succumbing in the semi-final to the eventual winner, France.
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 Luis Figo, athletes, football, sports, luis, gallery, pictures, photos, biography, image   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born November 4, 1972, in Almada, Portugal, near the capital Lisbon.
By the time he was 10 years old, Figo was honing his skills as a player for Sporting Lisbon (one of Portugal's 3 best teams), where he was already beginning to show his talents on the soccer field.
Recognized for his passing skills, Figo is revered by fans as one of the world's greatest wingers, and is even being compared to Real Madrid's all-time best player, Di Stefano, for his impact on the team.
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 uefa.com - UEFA Champions League - Players - Figo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After joining aged eleven, Figo made his Sporting Clube de Portugal debut as a 16-year-old in 1989 and went on to make 124 appearances, winning the Portuguese Cup and the club captaincy before joining FC Barcelona in 1995.
Yet Figo justified the investment by helping Madrid to the Primera División title and UEFA Champions League semi-finals as well as winning the FIFA World Footballer of the Year award.
Figo also occupied a major role as Madrid won the 2003 Spanish title, scoring ten times.
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 sport.iafrica.com | soccer | euro 2004 | star players Luis Figo - Portugal
Luis Figo has won everything there is to win in club football but amazingly Portugal's 'Lion King' has never won anything at senior international level and Euro 2004 probably means one last chance for him.
Figo, the 2001 FIFA world player of the year, came closest to at least making a final in Euro 2000 but was frustrated at the last by France being awarded a controversial penalty which resulted in pandemonium and several Portuguese players being heavily punished for their protests.
However Figo's search for the golden apple of European football, the Champions League, took him, to the horror of the fans of the Catalan giants, to their bitter rivals Real Madrid in 2000 for the princely sum of €65-million.
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 ATL World Soccer News - Euro 2004 soccer news daily.
With more than 100 international caps to his name Luis Figo, the 2000 European player of the year and 2001 world player of the year, is the jewel in Portuguese football's crown.
Figo had been the captain of the Catalan side and his then world record transfer dealt them a blow they have yet to recover from.
Figo's triumphs with the Portuguese Under-20 side include winning the world championship in 1989 and 1991, when he called the tune to a new and exciting generation of players.
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 USATODAY.com - The saga of a soccer superstar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born in a working-class neighborhood on the south bank of Lisbon's Tagus estuary in 1972, the only son of a grocer.
Figo's first international success was a winners' medal in the European under-16 championship in 1989, the year of his debut with Sporting Lisbon, and the third-place finish in the world under-17 tournament.
Figo made his full international debut that year against Luxembourg at 18 and scored his first goal for his country in a 2-1 win vs. Poland just over a year later.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/cup2002/2002-05-15-figo.htm   (1499 words)

 ESPNsoccernet.com World Cup 2002: Portugal: Luis Figo
Luis Figo has the chance in the finals to prove he is the greatest Portuguese player since Eusebio.
Figo is a different kind of player to Eusebio, but in his own way just as influential.
Figo will turn 30 next year and many other "golden boys" will also be in their thirties.
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 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Figo named FIFA World Player of the Year - Monday December 17, 2001 01:53 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Figo's arrival was treated with initial suspicion by many Real Madrid fans -- some whistled him in his early appearances -- while he was instantly transformed into a Judas-like figure in the eyes of the Catalan club's fans.
Born Luis Filipe Madeira Figo Caeiro in Lisbon in 1972, the midfielder is generally viewed as Portugal's best player since the Mozambique-born Benfica star of the sixties, Eusebio.
Figo has gone one better this time round, seeing off the challenge of his Madrid teammate Raul Gonzalez and Manchester United midfielder David Beckham, in the view of the world's national coaches.
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 Luis Figo
Luís Figo (full name Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo; born November 4, 1972 in Almada, district of Setúbal) is a Portuguese football player.
Figo joined Sporting Clube de Portugal when he was 11 and made his debut with the club's first team at just 16.
Luis Figo is nowadays one of the main Portuguese symbols and ambassadors.
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 Portuguese Soccer Player Luis Figo
By 1995, Luis Figo was a major figure at Sporting Lisbon and clubs like Juventus and Parma were knocking at his doorstep.
Luis Figo was a part of what is considered Portugal's "golden generation that never was".
Figo is a great player who can hold possession as well as score goals.
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 Portugal's fate is resting on the talented shoulders of Luis Figo
 Figo is the key, considered to be the kind of talent to be spoken of in the same breath with the legendary Eusebio, who was the top scorer in 1966 when Portugal enjoyed its finest World Cup hour, losing in the semi-finals to England.
Clearly Figo is bothered by the ankle injury that sidelined him for six weeks this past winter but still hasn't fully healed.
The crop of talent that all emerged coincidentally with Figo is not followed by one of equal ability.
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If Figo comes to Newcastle, it is likely to be on a one-year deal as he seeks to finish his career with a flourish.
Figo is being touted around the Premiership after making it clear he would like to play in England.
Figo, capped 107 times by his country, said: "I have always said that the Premier League is a competition that I would like to play in some day and that has not changed.
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 AskMen.com - Luis Figo
When Luis Figo was finally named European Player Of The Year for 2000 and FIFA 2001 Player of the Year, many fans said it was long overdue.
Though his exit from FC Barcelona (where he played for years) left a sour taste in the city's mouth, he continued to strive in Real Madrid with the enormous pressure of being the world's most expensive player (since surpassed by Zinedine Zidane), and was the backbone of the Portugal national team for over a decade.
Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born November 4, 1972, in Lisbon, Portugal.
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 YouTube - LUIS FIGO
Figo is a team player and if football is a team game then figo is the greatest...Football will miss you...
omf helikesthecolourred whata reatrd dud figo was best player of match almost all times in world cup in portugal he was name number 1 player in the world in 2001 lol hes a freakin legend
figo an zidane are the best,no one respected prtugal as a good team before him he is a real legend,maybe c ronaldo has a great talent but figo stils play better than him.
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Luis Figo is on the verge of joining Liverpool as talks between the player and club have reached an advanced stage.
Figo was the leader of Portugal's 'Golden Generation' and won a FIFA World Youth Championship medal in 1991.
Figo left his native Portugal in 1995 and moved to Barcelona for a reported fee of just over 4 million.
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 Soccernet.com Euro 2000 News: Figo the key to Portugal's hopes
Figo was transferred to Barcelona for a fee of £1.4m in June 1995 since when he has conquered the hearts of Barca fans.
His transfer was controversial, because Figo had signed a preliminary agreement with Parma while Sporting Lisbon, where he was then playing, was negotiaing with Juventus.
Euro 2000 will likely be the last chance for Figo and the rest of the golden generation to shine and make up for Euro 1996 when they promised well but lost meekly to the Czech Republic in the Quarter finals.
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 BBC SPORT | Football | Premiership | Benitez low key on Figo transfer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Figo is the latest to linked with Liverpool, with Bolton and Qatari club Al Rayyan also showing an interest.
If Figo, who has one year left on his Real contract, joined Bolton it would be a huge boost ahead of their first appearance in Europe.
Figo's former Madrid team-mates Hierro and Ivan Campo have both made the trip from the Bernebeu to Bolton in recent years.
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 Forbes.com: Luis Figo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If Figo weren't so good, it would be hard to believe teams put up with his antics.
Figo denied all reports of a deal with Real Madrid before signing with the team, breaking the hearts of Catalan fans who accused him of being everything from a sellout to a traitor to a criminal.
Figo claimed his departure was not for the money.
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 Encyclopedia: Luis Figo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points.
In sports such as association football (soccer) and basketball, dribbling refers to the manouevring of a ball around a defender through short skilful taps or kicks with either the legs (football/soccer) or hands (basketball).
The team plays in an all-white kit, which is the origin of their nickname Los merengues (the whites).
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