At the age of 40, Michel Salgado opted to put his football boots back on as he returned from retirement and perform in the first multi-national futsal league, Premier Futsal which managed to attract over 10 million viewers.
This event commenced on July 15 up until 24 of that same month and it had well-renowned football stars such as Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes, Michel Salgado, Ryan Giggs, HernanCrespo and Cafu, just to name a few of the popular figures.
Kochi and Mumbai 5s were the last 2 teams remaining and they had to face against each other in a game that had to be settled through a dramatic penalty session and it was Mumbai 5s that came out on top with the victory.
This was the inaugural season of the Premier Futsal tournament in India and it turned out to be a huge success with fans enjoying the event and having fun as they watched legends of the sport locking horns.
The tournament had a total of 79 goals being scored in 15 matches which is proof of just how fast paced and thrilling each match was, as it had an average of around 5 goals per game.
Michel Salgado performed for Kochi 5s and during the penalty session, he missed his kick and so did Ryan Giggs of the opposing team but even though Giggs failed to score his penalty, his team Mumbai 5s still managed to come out on top with the victory.
When the tournament reached it’s end, the organizers of the event had nothing but praise and also stated that the Premier Futsal will be back next season to have another competition filled with stars as the event organizers said: “It was a pleasure having these legends around! #PremierFutsal will be back next season.”