Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Remembering The Great Luis Figo of Portugal
Luis Figo was a charismatic player who played with a charm that was rarely seen in other players. There was something magnetic about the way Figo played, and the way he captured people's attention. Although, he was not the best, or most talented player ever, he could perhaps, hold the recognition of being the most magnetic. Figo's biggest contributions came to the Spanish League. He was one of the few players who played for both Barcelona, and Real Madrid, and was adored by both fans. Although, Luis Figo never achieved international success while playing for his native Portugal, he is still regarded as a national hero. He came at a time when Portugese football was probably in its heyday, with the likes of Rui Costa, and Joao Pinto, along with Luis Figo, unfortunately, never won any kind of international trophy. He did though, earn over 100 appearances for Portugal, and treated the world to some fantastic goals. Figo ended his career with Inter at the age of 36, leaving on a high note by winning his 4th consecutive Scudetto at Inter. In his playing career, he was named Portugese footballer of the year, an astonishing 6 straight times, and was named Fifa player of the year once. He also won 4 Spanish League titles, 2 with Barca, and 2 with Real Madrid, and a Champions League title with the latter club. Luis Figo was a charismatic talent, and remembering his presence alone brings back so many memories.