Former Portugal captain, Luis Figo has signed-up with Dafabet to become the Asian gaming company's Ambassador for their World Cup Campaign this year.
At an international level, Figo captained Portugal to the Semi-Final of the 2006 World Cup staged in Germany. In total he was awarded 127 International caps by his country and scored a total 32 goals. At Club level he began his career at Sporting Lisbon before transferring to European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. In total he made a 579 club appearances, scoring 91 goals.
As an individual in 2000 he lifted the Ballon d'Or and won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2001. He is now in the FIFA 100 list of best players of all time.
"We are delighted to secure the support of such a great ambassador as Luis Figo ahead of the World Cup," said Dimitris Karatzas, Managing Director, Online Betting and Gaming. "We want to offer our customers the insight and opinion of a player who has been there and done it all; playing at the very highest level. We have no doubt he will bring a touch of professional class to our brand and promotional campaigns, as he did consistently on the field when he played. We are thrilled to be associated with such an established name from the world of football."
"2014 being a World Cup year is massive for sport and sports betting in general," stated John Cruces, Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorships. "In my eyes the tournament in Brazil will be one of the most watched, if not the most watched event in the history of sport. Every World Cup to date breaks records in betting, this will be no different. In Luis Figo, I believe we've signed a true legend of the game; a player who is recognised and respected all over the world. His insight to football fans will be enlightening and a pleasure to read."
Dafabet is an online betting and gaming site, giving customers a full sportsbook offering as well as online casino, poker and other online games. Dafabet has served the Asian market since 2004 and provides more than 5000 live sporting events weekly, aiming to give the Asian player the best gaming experience possible.