Born in Lisbon, he was one of the greatest players of his generation.
He was an attacking midfielder for Sporting Lisbon, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, before retiring from football in May 2009.
He played 127 times for Portugal.
He was 2000 European Footballer of the Year and 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year.
He is one of the few footballers to have played for both rival Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid.
His 2000 transfer to Real was for a then world record fee of £37 million.
He won the Champions League with Real in 2002.
Figo is an advisor for UEFA and supports the Stop TB Partnership against tuberculosis.
A member of Encin and Moraleja golf clubs in Madrid, this is his fourth appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Says his greatest golfing moment was watching his friend Sergio Garcia win the 2017 Masters in Augusta.