José Miguel González Martín del Campo (Michel)
José Miguel González Martín del Campo, publicly known as Míchel, was born on March 23rd of 1963. For many years, he was a Real Madrid field player and squad captain, and considered to have been one of the side’s most prominent players during his term with the Spanish club’s shirt.
He started his career at Real Madrid’s Academies, moving quickly through the ranks until he joined Real Madrid B’ and then the first team. From 1982 until 1996, he registered a stellar career bearing the colors of the “royal” club and it was just in his last professional year that he moved to Mexico. He had 66 caps with the National Spanish team and scored 21 times!
Once he ended his career as a player, he worked for some years as commentator for Spanish network RTVE. In 2005, he took on Spanish Rayo Vallecano as head coach. The following year, he moved to Real Madrid U-21 team and took on management of the entire youth system (football academies).
In 2009, he was named manager of Getafe FC, keeping the side afloat the Division and, consequently, earned a contract renewal. After Getafe FC, he signed with Sevilla, only to be followed by his leap to Greece and Olympiacos FC, which he is coaching since February 4th 2013.