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UEFA: Luis Figo appointed as football advisor



Former Real Madrid and Portugal striker Luis Figo has joined Uefa as a football advisor.

The 44-year-old’s role at European football’s governing body will include technical aspects and laws of the game.

During his 20-year playing career, which also included spells at Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Figo won eight league titles and the Champions League.

“I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge,” said the 2000 Ballon d’Or winner.

“I have learned so much from football that I am now really looking forward to giving something back,

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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.

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