Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado was named by Iker Casillas in his list of greatest players he has played with.
Salgado who turned 40 years started his career with Celta de Vigo before moving to Real Madrid in 1999 for 4.5 million Pounds. He later moved to Blackburn on free transfer in 2009 before moving on to end his career in 2013. The Right Back has regularly urged Los Blancos to victories despite leaving Santiago Bernabeu many years back.
Real Madrid legend, Iker Casillas, named the defender in his greatest club XI including a host of ‘Galacticos’ he played with. The Spain International goal keeper is currently at FC Porto after being sold by his home club last season but continues to show his love and support for his former club, Madrid.
Having made his debut for the Royal Whites in 1997, Iker Casillas failed to include himself on the list opting for Bodo Illgner. He justified the choice by saying:
“We were together there in my first year and he helped me greatly. He was an important member of the seventh European Cup-winning team.”
In defence, he started by picking Michel Salgado backing it up by saying:
“He gets up and down the line phenomenally and is a strong defensively too.”
At left-back, he picked the Brazilian Roberto Carlos and said; “Strong and powerful. He’s incredible.”
His two central defenders are Fernando Hierro and Sergio Ramos both of whom he said “have similar styles with different physiques. Very good with their heads.”
Casillas went for a three-man midfield and started by picking legendary Portuguese winger, Luis Figo. Casillas said, “I liked being with him and being his team-mate. He’s a great person.”
Casillas picked out Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane in the centre and picked Fernando Redondo to back him up.
In the strikeforce, he picked Ronaldo De Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow legend Raul.