Figo becomes UEFA advisor

NYON, Switzerland (AFP) – Former world player of the year Luis Figo has joined UEFA as a football advisor.

The former Portugal star will work with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and UEFA’s Football Divison “across a variety of matters including technical aspects of the game, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport”.

Figo was FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001.

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