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SBD/Issue 72/Front Page
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Published December 28, 2001
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Just For The Kick Of It
Real Madrid soccer player Luis Figo signed a multi-year deal with Coca-Cola that one Real Madrid senior official called "possibly the biggest marketing deal made for a football player ever," according to David Owen of the FINANCIAL TIMES. One marketing exec estimated the deal at around US$1.77M per year. Figo, the newly elected FIFA world player of the year, is expected to promote the Coca-Cola brand globally during next year's World Cup. Sources said that another deal with Figo could be announced "within two months".