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Luis Figo takes football adviser position at UEFA

The former Real Madrid and Portugal legend is ready to ‘give back’ to the game.

Luis Figo is set to join UEFA in a new “football adviser” role, according to a statement by Europe’s governing body.

Figo was one of the finest players of his time, enjoying a fruitful career that lasted 19 years. The winger has won four La Liga titles and a Champions League with Real Madrid, earning himself a legendary status at the Bernabéu.

The Portuguese has been involved with taking up a governing role in football since retiring as he even run as a candidate for the FIFA presidency in 2015. However, he gave up on his attempt because he was afraid of having ‘absolute power’, which he did not seek at the time.

However, Figo is now finally involved with the managerial side of the sport, becoming a UEFA football adviser and ambassador.

“I have been lucky to gain a wealth of experience and I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge.” he said to the governing body’s website.

“Football is constantly evolving. I am privileged to be involved with UEFA and I would like to thank Aleksander Ceferin [UEFA president] for giving me this opportunity.

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