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Luis Figo


1972 Born November 4 in Almada, Portugal
1989 First played for Sporting Lisbon, at age 16
1991-92 Made Lisbon's starting lineup
1995 Signs provisional contracts with Italian teams Juventus and Parma, but FIFA bans him from playing in Italy for two years; signs instead with FC Barcelona
1995 Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff converts him from midfielder to right wing
2000 Registers only one assist in three games as Portugal drops two, including 3-2 defeat to United States, and fails to advance in World Cup
2001 Marries model Helen Swedin

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Famous Sports StarsSoccerLuis Figo Biography - Raised In Lisbon, Controversy Over Transfer Fees, World Cup Frustration, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments