Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado had a taste of Premier League football before he hung up his boots. The former Spanish national team player signed for Blackburn Rovers at the veteran stage of his career and he went on to make 66 appearances in the Premier League for the 1994/95 Premier League winners. While he was at Ewood Park, Michel Salgado was the toast of the Blackburn Rovers fans due to his desire to emerge victorious coupled with his no-nonsense displays for the team on the right side of defence.


Michel Salgado ended his career as a professional footballer at Blackburn Rovers in 2012. The most successful spell of his career was undoubtedly at Real Madrid where he won several major trophies.
Retired Spanish international Michel Salgado spent 18 years as a professional football player and his trophy haul includes two Champions League titles at Real Madrid. Apart from the Champions League titles, Salgado also won four league titles and the Spanish Super Cup on three occasions. Michel Salgado was an important member of the Galactico squad at Real Madrid alongside the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, David Beckham, Claude Makelele, Luis Figo, Raul Gonzalez and many more.

Salgado played 53 times for Spain and he was part of the squad to the 2000 European Championships co-hosted by the Netherlands and Belgium and won by France. The former Real Madrid player also featured in the Spanish squad to the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany which was won by Italy.

Michel Salgado moved into coaching after calling time on his playing career and he has already achieved his UEFA Pro-License which was completed earlier this year. In 2018, he joined the Egyptian backroom staff under manager Javier Aguirre before the entire coaching team was sacked one year later after a poor 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign.

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