NewsOctober 2, 2019

Spanish Football legend Michel Salgado in the Maldives to host the Kids Football Fiesta

Spanish Football legend Michel Salgado arrives in the Maldives to host the Tourism Day celebratory Kids Football Fiesta.

Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado is a Spanish retired professional footballer who also played three seasons in England, with Blackburn Rovers. He appeared in 343 La Liga matches, scoring seven goals – represented the Spanish national team, collecting more than 50 caps and appearing in one World Cup and one European Championship.


Organized by Ministry of Tourism, Kids Football fiesta is a one-day football tournament open to Male’, Villimale’ and Hulhumale’ schools held in association with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Football Association of Maldives and Ministry of Education. Best players of this knock out style tournament will be awarded a chance to play with the under 13 national team squad for the Intercontinental Cup which will be held in Dubai next year. The popular former Real Madrid’s captain and Spanish player Míchel Salgado will be there to assist in selecting the best players.