Michel Salgado (full name Miguel Ángel Salgado Fernández, born
October 22, 1975 in Las Nieves, Spain) is a footballer, who
currently plays in the right back position for Real Madrid of
Spain. He is known for his combative tackling and attacking
He began his career in 1994, playing for another Spanish side,
Celta Vigo, where he helped them gain promotion to La Liga in
1996. In 1999, Salgado was signed by Real Madrid for €6,000,000.
Salgado helped Real lift the Champions League trophy in both
2000 and 2002, as well as two La Liga titles and, in 2002, the
Michel Salgado has built up a strong playing partnership with
David Beckham, the player who commonly fills the right-midfield
role ahead of him.
Salgado has been capped 34 times for Spain and was part of their
Euro 2000 squad, but missed out on the 2002 World Cup.