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Míchel Salgado

Personal information
Full nameMiguel Ángel Salgado Fernández
Date of birth22 October 1975(age 41)
Place of birthAs Neves, Spain
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Playing positionRight back
Club information
Current clubBlackburn Rovers

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Miguel Ángel "Míchel" Salgado Fernández (born 22 October 1975) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League, as a right defender.

Nicknamed Il Due (two in Italian), he is known for his combative tackling and attacking play. Attesting to his aggressive style, Salgado's former Real Madrid where he spent an entire decade, after excellent displays at Celta de Vigo teammate Steve McManaman once described him as "the hardest person in the world....a genuine psychopath, even in training." During nearly ten years, Salgado - who appeared in 343 La Liga games, scoring seven goals - represented the Spanish national team, collecting more than 50 caps and appearing in one UEFA European Football Championship and one World Cup.

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