Ex-Real Madrid star joins UEFA as football advisor - FCNaija

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/10/2017

Former Real Madrid and Portugal winger Luis Figo has joined UEFA as a football advisor.

The 44-year-old Champions League winner and one-time Ballon d'Or winner will preside over the technical aspects and laws of the game at the European governing body.

"I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge," said Figo in a statement.

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

Figo will work alongside Germany international Nadine Kessler and ex-Serbia midfielder Dejan Stankovic, who recently joined Uefa in advisory capacities.

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has described Figo as a "very valuable asset" to the organisation.

Figo who is a one-time Ballon d'Or winner played for Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan where he won eight league titles and the Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners,UEFA Super Cup, Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey.