Former Portugal forward Luis Figo has joined European football’s governing body UEFA as a football advisor.
His role at UEFA will include technical aspects and laws of the game.
On his new role, the 44-year old said:
“I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge.”
“I have learned so much from football that I am now really looking forward to giving something back.” he added.
On Luis Figo’s appointment, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said:
“Luis Figo was a fantastic player who was exemplary in the way he conducted himself both on and off the pitch.
“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.” Ceferin further said.
Figo, who played for big clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, joins ex-Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler and former Serbia midfielder Dejan Stankovic, who started working at Uefa as football advisors earlier this year.