David Beckham Welcomes Luis Figo’s FIFA Presidential Bid to unseat Sepp Blatter

February 18, 2015 1:00 am

has welcomed former Real
Madrid teammate Portuguese ”s bid to unseat as
president, saying world ’s governing body needs candidates
“passionate about the game.”

Figo 42, is the only former player standing in May’s election, which
also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Dutch
football association chairman .

Figo played at
clubs including , and during his career
and won the Ballon d’Or in 2000 as well as the FIFA World Player of the
Year award in 2001.

Ahead of Figo’s manifesto launch on
Thursday, former England captain Beckham said in a statement: “I welcome
the candidacy of my friend Luis for FIFA president.

“Any successful organization needs to have good people who are passionate about the game and want to do the best for fans.”

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