One of the great symbols of Portuguese football left Barcelona for Real Madrid in July of 2000. Luís Figo was not only one of the captains of the Catalonia club but also one of the best players in the world at that time. The Portuguese even won the Ballon d’Or that year due to his performances while wearing the culé colors. As such, the Catalans were not thrilled about his move to the Spanish capital.
The rivalry between Spain and Europe’s powerhouses became even more exacerbated and agressive, taking on, in October 2000, proportions never seen before. Luís Figo was tremendously hissed at the Camp Nou when he returned to Barcelona’s home, this time wearing Madrid’s colors. Every time he tried to take a corner kick he would be bombarded with a pig’s face, glass bottles, lighters, papers, knives, and other paraphernalia.
To remember this defining moment in the history of football, Netflix, on August 25, will release a documentary detailing the controversy surronding the world’s most expensive transfer at that time.
Below is the trailer released by the OTT platform, with major players, including Luís Figo himself, Paulo Futre, José Veiga… and Florentino Peréz.
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