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VIDEO: Examining Luís Figo’s Legacy & Tactical Fit At Real Madrid

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Luís Figo’s elegant dribbling & crossing genius helped take Real Madrid to another level in the first Galáctico era.


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Luís Figo became one of the most controversial figures in European football after Florentino Pérez shocked the system and signed the Portuguese winger from Barcelona in the summer of 2000. What ensued in terms of ‘polémicas’ — pig heads, objects thrown, and extremely heated Clásicos — is well documented. But what about Fígo’s football legacy, his tactical fit, and his dribbling wizardry?