Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, known simply as Luís Figo was born in Almada, on the 4th November 1972: he is a Portuguese sports executive and former footballer, with a midfielder or forward role.
Among the best Portuguese footballers of all time, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest wings in football history. Raised in Sporting, he made his debut in the first team in 1989 by winning a Portuguese Cup. From 1995 to 2000 he played for Barcelona where he won a Spanish Super Cup, two King’s Cups, two Spanish championships, a Cup Winners’ Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. In the summer of 2000 he moved to rivals Real Madrid who paid 140 billion lire to Barcelona for having him, a record in the history of world football. In five seasons he won two Spanish championships, two Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup and one Intercontinental Cup. From 2005 to 2009, the year of his retirement, he played for Inter, winning three Italian Super Cups, one Italian Cup and four Italian championships.
With the Portuguese national team he participated in three European Championships (1996, 2000 and 2004) and two World Cups (2002 and 2006), collecting 127 appearances and 32 goals.
On an individual level, he was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 2000 and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001. In 2004 he was counted in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living players, selected by Pele and FIFA in occasion of the centenary celebrations of the federation.
The city of Gela organized a charity collection of toys, helped by the church of Santa Lucia, the “Motoclub Gela Centauri” and the group “Scout