The Figo Affair
Netflix | Pitch International
Luís Figo was the most coveted player in world football when he grabbed the microphone at Barcelona’s ’98 title win and chanted, “Real Madrid, you cry- babies, hail the champions!” Two years later he took to the field at Camp Nou, Barcelona’s stadium, wearing the white of Real Madrid. He was the first player to join Real’s fabled “Galacticos” revolution. He was the most expensive and best-paid footballer in the world. He was the most hated man in Catalonia.
With access to Luís Figo and the men who brokered the deal that shattered the transfer record, divided a nation, and shaped modern football; El Caso Figo (The Figo Affair) reveals the engrossing story of how his move came to pass, a twisting tale of backroom deals, a truly historic sporting rivalry, a deep cultural divide, and a pig’s head.
David Tryhorn & Ben Nicholas