Previous Portugal international Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing overall body said on Wednesday.
REUTERS: Previous Portugal international Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing overall body said on Wednesday.
Figo joins fellow previous specialists Nadine Kessler and Dejan Stankovic who have been appointed advisors previously this 12 months and will perform with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and the Football Division.
The team will offer with specialized factors, legislation of the video game and the all round attractiveness of the activity. Figo, who was briefly a prospect for president of globe soccer overall body FIFA in 2015, will also be the top figure of the UEFA ambassadors programme.
“I have been lucky to acquire a prosperity of encounter and I consider I can have a beneficial affect in passing on my knowledge,” Figo, a previous Planet Player of the Yr, said in a assertion.
“Football is continually evolving. I am privileged to be involved with UEFA and I would like to thank Aleksander Ceferin for supplying me this possibility,” he extra.
“When I began playing football skillfully in 1990, I could in no way have imagined that a single working day I would have the possibility to be a part of UEFA and perform together with the president of this organisation and some of the finest football minds from all around the globe.”
Ceferin said the previous Genuine Madrid and Barcelona player’s exemplary carry out on and off the pitch experienced built him a respected figure in just the video game.
“I am really happy he is becoming a member of our team. His tremendous football encounter will be a really beneficial asset to UEFA.”
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Modifying by Christian Radnedge)