Luís Figo, football legend, joins SportyCo as an ambassador
The former Portuguese superstar will cooperate with SportyCo in promoting the project to the worldwide football audience.
Following the footsteps of Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, with the latter joining the team in a more hands-on role, we are very happy to announce that former Real Madrid and Portugal football legend Luís Figo is joining the rank of our ambassadors. We will cooperate with Luís on promoting the opportunities SportyCo will bring to up-and-coming athletes – in football as well as in other sports.
Figo is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. He won the 2000 Ballon d’Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004 Pelé named him in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Figo is one of the few football players to have played for both Spanish rival clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid, and his transfer in 2000 to Real Madrid set a then world record fee of €60 million.
Figo had a successful career highlighted by several trophy wins, including the Portuguese Cup, four La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, four Serie A titles, one Italian Cup and three Italian Super Cups. On the international level, he scored 32 goals for Portugal, representing the nation at three European Championships and two World Cups, helping it finish runner-up at Euro 2004.
Luís, welcome. Glad to have you onboard.