Move over, David Ginola – another midfield magician from the 1990s has announced a campaign to be FIFA's next president: Luis Figo.
The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year has announced his intention to challenge Sepp Blatter in this year's FIFA elections and as someone who served on UEFA's football committee from 2011 to 2015, he could be a popular alternative vote.
Announcing his campaign in an interview with CNN, Figo said what everyone's been thinking:
"If you search Fifa on the internet, you see the first word that comes out: scandal – not positive words. It’s that we have to change first and try to improve the image of Fifa. Football deserves much better than this.
I’ve been talking with so many important people in football – players, managers, president of federations – and they all think that something has to be done."
Luis Figo is one of the biggest football icons of the 20th century.
Figo famously left Barcelona for Real Madrid in a then world record deal worth £37 million. He also played for Sporting Lisbon and Inter Milan, plus captained Portugal at the 2006 World Cup.
[via The Daily Telegraph]