Figer was responsible for some of the loudest transfers in football history, such as the one that brought Diego Armando Maradona from Barcelona to Naples in 1984, and was based in the city of Sao Paulo.
Among the many players he represented are the Uruguayans Pablo Forlán and Diego Lugano, and the Brazilians Dunga, Sócrates, Amoroso, Zé Roberto and Robinho.
He worked with dozens of clubs, especially in Europe, and according to him, the one that operated the most was Real Madrid, to which he brought notable footballers, such as the Brazilian Roberto Carlos.
His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Stephanie Figer, who on her social networks published a photo with her grandfather, precisely taken in Madrid, where the Uruguayan businessman had an office in a building near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“After a fight, he couldn’t stand”
The Figer Group allowed itself to unveil the detail that led to Juan Figer’s death. “Unfortunately, after a fight, he could not bear a heart attack and passed away today,” the statement said.
“This is how I will always remember you. Traveling, eating in a good restaurant and talking about football ”, wrote his granddaughter, who with other family members continues with the business in the field of football developed by the Figer Group.
It was the headline phrase of Juan Figer, confident that a good wine and a relaxed chat could lead anything to fruition. In your case, soccer players.
“Of the Spanish, the one I have done the most business with has been with Real Madrid. I have felt comfortable with all the presidents, but the one there is is very executive. Florentino Pérez has made this activity a luxury, he has offered us his friendship and has made things easier. In Germany I stay with Bayer Leverkusen ”, he pointed out some time ago in an interview.
In addition to taking Maradona to Napoli, Figer was the super agent who took, for example, Romario to FC Barcelona and Hulk to Porto.
Other players he negotiated for include Brazilians Kaká, Socrates, Dunga, Robinho and Roberto Carlos. Juan Figer was also the subject of investigations, such as that of FIFA for using Rentistas, a Uruguayan first division club, as a gateway to register players.