Luis Figo

Date of birth04 November 1972
Place of birthLisbon
NationalityPortuguese
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

One of the great stars of world football began his professional career at Sporting Lisbon in 1989 and became an immediate success.

Luis was a member of the Portuguese team that won the World Under-20 title in 1991 and a member of the squad for the 1994 European Under-21 finals. He made his international debut in October 1991 against Luxembourg and became a permanent fixture in the team.

At club level, he became a target for the big European teams, and he joined Barcelona in the summer of 1995 for only £1.5 million. He won two in titles while at Barcelona but joined bitter rivals Real Madrid in July 2000 when he became the world's most expensive footballer in a deal worth £37 million.

Luis was a huge success at the 2000 European Championship finals and has played a significant role in the two European Champions League victories of Real Madrid.

He was named European footballer of the year in 2000 and he is the 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year.

Luis plays on either flank, preferring to play on the right, where he is skill, pace, crossing and shooting ability make him one of the game's most dangerous attacking players.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sporting Clube Portugal 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1995
Barcelona 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 2000
Real Madrid 01 Jul 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
3
3
2000-01 Real Madrid Primera Liga 33
1
8
12
2000-01 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 14
5
4
2001-02 Real Madrid Primera Liga 28
1
7
4
1
2001-02 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 11
3
3
2002-03 Real Madrid Primera Liga 32
10
4
1
2002-03 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 15
2
2
2003-04 Real Madrid Primera Liga 34
2
9
10
1
2003-04 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 10
1
1
2004-05 Real Madrid Primera Liga 26
7
3
10
2008-09 Internazionale UEFA Champions League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Jan 1998 Barcelona v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 UEFA Super Cup Final 1st leg
11 Mar 1998 Borussia Dortmund v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg
16 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
25 Nov 1998 Barcelona v Manchester United D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 1999 Barcelona v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
19 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Barcelona W 2-4 UEFA Champions League Group B
05 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Barcelona L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
18 Apr 2000 Barcelona v Chelsea W 5-1
Agg: 6-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Portugal UEFA Under-18 2
1
1990-91 Portugal World Youth Cup 4
1
1991-92 Portugal International Friendly 2
1991-92 Portugal UEFA European Championship
2
1991-92 Portugal UEFA Under-21 1
1991-92 Portugal US Cup 2
1991-92 Portugal World Youth Cup 1
1992-93 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
2
1992-93 Portugal International Friendly 2
1
1
1993-94 Portugal International Friendly
1
1993-94 Portugal UEFA Under-21 4
1994-95 Portugal International Friendly 1
1994-95 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
3
1995-96 Portugal International Friendly 2
1995-96 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
1
1996-97 Portugal FIFA World Cup 6
2
1996-97 Portugal International Friendly 2
1997-98 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
1
1997-98 Portugal International Friendly 1
1998-99 Portugal International Friendly 3
1998-99 Portugal UEFA European Championship 7
1
1999-00 Portugal International Friendly 5
3
1
1999-00 Portugal UEFA European Championship 7
3
2
2000-01 Portugal FIFA World Cup 6
5
2000-01 Portugal International Friendly 3
2
2001-02 Portugal FIFA World Cup 6
1
2001-02 Portugal International Friendly 4
1
4
2002-03 Portugal International Friendly 7
1
1
2003-04 Portugal International Friendly 11
3
1
2003-04 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
1
2004-05 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 Portugal FIFA World Cup 10
1
2
2005-06 Portugal International Friendly 4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Nov 1989 Italy v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA Under 18 Group 4
06 Dec 1989 Portugal v Italy D 0-0 UEFA Under 18 Group 4
14 Jun 1991 Portugal v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 World Youth Cup Group A
17 Jun 1991 Portugal v Argentina W 3-0 World Youth Cup Group A
20 Jun 1991 Portugal v Korea Republic W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group A
22 Jun 1991 Portugal v Mexico W 2-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
26 Jun 1991 Portugal v Australia W 1-0 World Youth Cup Semi-final
30 Jun 1991 Portugal v Brazil W 0-0 (4-2) World Youth Cup Final
10 Sep 1991 Portugal v Finland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
12 Oct 1991 Luxembourg v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Netherlands v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
20 Nov 1991 Portugal v Greece W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 1992 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-0 International Friendly
31 May 1992 Italy v Portugal D 0-0 US CUP
03 Jun 1992 USA v Portugal L 1-0 US Cup
07 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 2-0 US Cup
02 Sep 1992 Austria v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
11 Nov 1992 Portugal v Bulgaria W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 1993 Malta v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
10 Feb 1993 Portugal v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1993 Portugal v Italy L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
31 Mar 1993 Switzerland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
19 Jun 1993 Portugal v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
18 Nov 1993 Italy v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
19 Jan 1994 Spain v Portugal D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Mar 1994 Poland v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1994 Portugal v Poland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
20 Apr 1994 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA U21 Final
07 Sep 1994 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Oct 1994 Latvia v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Nov 1994 Portugal v Austria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Dec 1994 Portugal v Liechtenstein W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
22 Feb 1995 Netherlands v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Portugal v Latvia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Sep 1995 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 1996 Portugal v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 1996 Croatia v Portugal W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 1996 Portugal v Czech Republic L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
05 Oct 1996 Ukraine v Portugal L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Oct 1996 Albania v Portugal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Nov 1996 Portugal v Ukraine W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
14 Dec 1996 Portugal v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France L 0-2 International Friendly
19 Feb 1997 Greece v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
07 Jun 1997 Portugal v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Portugal v Armenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Sep 1997 Germany v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Portugal v Northern Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Apr 1998 England v Portugal L 3-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Portugal v Mozambique W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Hungary v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Slovakia v Portugal W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Nov 1998 Portugal v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Portugal v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 1999 Portugal v Azerbaijan W 7-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
31 Mar 1999 Liechtenstein v Portugal W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Jun 1999 Portugal v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Jun 1999 Portugal v Liechtenstein W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Portugal v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Azerbaijan v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Sep 1999 Romania v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1999 Portugal v Hungary W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 Feb 2000 Belgium v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Portugal v Denmark W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Italy v Portugal L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 Romania v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
16 Aug 2000 Portugal v Lithuania W 5-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Estonia v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Netherlands v Portugal W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Portugal v Israel W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Portugal v Andorra W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Portugal v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal L 4-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Portugal v Moldova W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Andorra v Portugal W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Cyprus v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Portugal v Estonia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
14 Nov 2001 Portugal v Angola W 5-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2002 China PR v Portugal W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Portugal v Poland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Portugal v Tunisia D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2002 Sweden v Portugal W 2-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Portugal v Scotland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 FYR Macedonia v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2003 Portugal v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Portugal v Kazakhstan W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Portugal v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Norway v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Portugal v Albania W 5-3 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Portugal v Greece D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Portugal v Kuwait W 8-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Portugal v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Portugal v Luxembourg W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Portugal v Lithuania W 4-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2004 Portugal v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 2004 Portugal v Russia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2004 Portugal v Spain W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2004 Portugal v England W 2-2 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
04 Jul 2004 Portugal v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Final
04 Jun 2005 Portugal v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Estonia v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Aug 2005 Portugal v Egypt W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Portugal v Luxembourg W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Russia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Oct 2005 Portugal v Liechtenstein W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Oct 2005 Portugal v Latvia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Angola v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2006 Portugal v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
21 Jun 2006 Portugal v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 England v Portugal W 0-0 (3-1) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.