Luis Figo becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

June 5, 2013
Luis Figo, the Portuguese football legend, has become the newest Laureus Ambassador.
The prestigious football player played at some of the world's greatest football clubs including Sporting Lisbon, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan, where he won a total of 22 tittles. He was also a Portuguese National Team football player, and played 127 matches and scored 32 goals.
Also, apart of being included in the FIFA 100, he was rewarded with the Ballon d’Or in the year 2000 and with the FIFA World Player in 2001, both, the biggest individual football awards.
As a Laureus Ambassador, the football player commits himself to contribute to several projects associated with the Laureus Foundation in Spain. These projects all use sport as a tool for social change , and include objectives such as the improvement of education opportunities, tackling social exclusion and working against childhood obesity.
Luis Figo, who has his own foundation in the form of the Fundaçao Luis Figo (, told “It is an honour to collaborate in such an interesting and useful project for the Spanish society and to be part of the big Laureus Spain Foundation family.”
Meanwhile, Gabriel Masfurrol, the Laureus Spain Foundation Chairman, said: “We are delighted to count on the support of an athlete of Luis Figo's standing, who is going to be of great value to all the projects that we are developing in Spain.”
Luis Figo joins figures of the football world such as the Spanish National Team manager, Vicente del Bosque, and Chelsea FC football player Juan Mata as a Laureus Ambassador.

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