VIDEO DOCUMENTARY / The Figo Affair: The transfer that changed football - Netflix
  • David Tryhorn (UK) –

This in-depth Netflix documentary takes us back to the transfer saga of Luis Figo, from Barcelona to Real Madrid. Figo was the most coveted player in world football when he took to the balcony of the home of Catalonia’s president on a balmy summer’s evening. Wearing his club suit, with his hair dyed blue and red, he celebrated Barcelona’s latest league title in front of a delirious crowd by grabbing the microphone and chanting: “Real Madrid, cry- babies, hail the champions!” Two years later he took to the field at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, wearing the white of Real Madrid. He was the first player to join Florentino Pérez's fabled “Galácticos” revolution. He was the most expensive and best-paid footballer in the world. He was the most hated man in Catalonia. With fantastic footage and access to Luís Figo and the men who brokered the deal that shattered the transfer record, divided a nation and shaped modern football; 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 and a deep cultural divide.

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