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Name: Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo                                               
Born: 4 November 1972 Almada, Portugal                                             
Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a   
professional Portuguese footballer. In his homeland Figo is considered by some     
second only to Eusebio as Portugal’s greatest player ever. He plays as a         
midfielder and winger, currently for Internazionale.                               
Figo was Portuguese football's original Golden Boy (a name which now belongs to     
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo) and gained fame as the main footballer   
behind Portugal's prominent Golden Generation that consisted of fellow legends     
like Rui Costa, and was the reason why the term came into use.                     
Figo was the 2000 European Footballer of the Year, the 2001 FIFA World Player of   
the Year, and was named amongst the FIFA 100. Known for his exceptional trickery   
and dribbling skills on either wing (though he predominantly plays on the right),   
Figo is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival       
clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.