Figo says he wants to rescue FIFA from the scandal that envelopes it with a change in ''leadership, governance, transparency and solidarity''
Former Real Madrid and Portugal international Luis Figo ihas ndicated candidacy in the forthcoming FIFA Presidential elections.
The 42 year-old two times FIFA Player of the Year, in 2000 and 2001 made this known on Wednesday.
Figo was part of the 'Galacticos' Real Madrid era that won the Champions and is one of a few players to have played for the Madrid club and Barcelona.
'I care about football, so what I'm seeing regarding the image of FIFA -- not only now but in the past years -- I don't like it.
'If you search FIFA on the internet you see the first word that comes out: scandal -- not positive words. It's that we have to change first and try to improve the image of FIFA. Football deserves much better than this.
'I've been talking with so many important people in football -- players, managers, president of federations -- and they all think that something has to be done.
'Last year was the World Cup, I was in Brazil and I saw the reaction of all the fans regarding the image of FIFA and I think something has to be changed.
'Change in leadership, governance, transparency and solidarity, so I think it's the moment for that,' Figo said in Madrid.
He becomes the fifth person to challenging for FIFA Presidency after Asian Football Confederation Vice-President, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, David Ginola, Jerome Champagne, and head of Dutch football federation, Michael Van Pragg