Figo signs on for advisory role with UEFA

October 12 – Portuguese legend Luis Figo, who ran for FIFA president two years ago before pulling out of the race with a stinging attack on the electoral process, has joined UEFA as a football advisor.

Figo, who starred for both Real Madrid and Barcelona during an illustrious 20-year playing career at both club at country level, will work with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin across a variety of technical and legal matters.

“I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge,” said Figo. “I have learned so much from football that I am now really looking forward to giving something back.”

Figo’s appointment is part of Ceferin’s plan to get more former players involved in the decision-making process.

“Luis Figo was a fantastic player who was exemplary in the way he conducted himself both on and off the pitch,” said Ceferin.

“He is a highly respected figure within the game and I am very pleased he is joining our team. His tremendous football experience will be a very valuable asset to UEFA.”

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