Míchel as a Getafe coach
|Full name||José Miguel González Martín del Campo|
|Date of birth||23 March 1963|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||Olympiacos (coach)|
|1981–1984||Real Madrid B||108||(25)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Miguel González Martín del Campo, aka Míchel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmitʃel]; born 23 March 1963 in Madrid), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right midfielder, and the current coach of Olympiacos F.C. in the Superleague Greece.
He was most noted for his stellar crossing ability, also contributing with a fair share of goals. During his career he mainly represented Real Madrid – over a decade – achieving great team and individual success, and subsequently becoming a coach.
The son of a footballer who had to retire from the game at 27 after a road accident, Míchel joined Real Madrid at the age of thirteen, his technique and physicality on the pitch quickly standing out, and he moved quickly through the ranks to the first team, appearing – and scoring – once in 1981–82 (at CD Castellón, on 11 April 1982).
A member of the renowned Quinta del Buitre, which also featured Emilio Butragueño, Miguel Pardeza, Rafael Martín Vázquez and Manuel Sanchís, Míchel never played less than 31 La Liga contests from 1985–94. After helping Castilla CF to the second division title in 1984, he was instrumental in the capital side's conquests, which included six leagues and two consecutive UEFA Cups (he opened the score in the 1985 edition, against Videoton FC).
In 1989 Míchel announced he would leave Real Madrid after having signed with an Italian side, but this never came to pass and he ended up staying until 1996. In his penultimate season he suffered a severe knee injury which rendered him unavailable for most of the successful league campaign, but still bounced back for a final solid year, after which he left for Club Celaya in Mexico – where Butragueño was also playing – shortly after the arrival at Madrid of president Lorenzo Sanz. He retired from football in 1997.
Míchel's career was not without incident: in 1988 he was hit by a bottle while on the pitch and, three years later, he was sanctioned by UEFA for using an unorthodox method of disrupting the concentration of Colombian Carlos Valderrama, in a game against Real Valladolid. The presiding judge in the case noted that "manipulating in public that of your neighbour which is a gift given exclusively to males by nature" violated a federation rule protecting a player's dignity.
In the summer of 2005, after working as a sports commentator with RTVE after his retirement (still active, he had already worked in the capacity at the 1994 World Cup) and also writing articles for Madrid's Marca, Míchel was appointed manager of Rayo Vallecano. The following year he returned to his alma mater as director of Real Madrid's sports city, the entire youth system, and manager duties at Real Madrid Castilla, where he coached one of his sons, Adrián; under his management the side dropped down a level into the third and he was sacked, also leaving his post in the youth sides due to disagreements with president Ramón Calderón.
On 27 April 2009 Míchel was appointed as coach of top flight strugglers Getafe CF, until the end of the season. He replaced former FC Barcelona midfielder Víctor Muñoz, and also managed Adrián, helping the club avoid relegation in the last matchday, and renewing his contract for two more years in the following week; he was relieved of his duties at the end of 2010–11, with the team again managing to stay afloat after finishing 16th, just one point clear of the relegation zone.
Míchel was appointed at Sevilla FC on 6 February 2012, replacing fired Marcelino García Toral and signing until the end of the season. On 14 January of the following year, after a 0–2 away loss to Valencia CF that left the Andalusians in the 12th place, he was relieved of his duties.
He played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, netting a hat-trick against South Korea in Spain's second game (3–1) and also a penalty against Belgium in the nation's final group game. After Javier Clemente's arrival as national boss he was deemed surplus to requirements and never called again, although only 29.
All national categories added, Míchel received exactly 100 caps.
- Real Madrid
- La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95
- Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93
- Copa de la Liga: 1984–85
- Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
- UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86
- Copa Iberoamericana: 1994
- La Liga Spanish Player of the Year: 1986
- European Cup: Top Scorer 1988
- FIFA World Cup: Bronze Boot: 1990
- Ballon d'Or: 4th Place 1987
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Total|
|1984–85||Real Madrid||Spanish League||26||2||8||2||43||7|
- Real Madrid biography (Spanish)
- Real Madrid fans biography (Spanish)
- Míchel "palpa" a Valderrama (Míchel "feels" Valderrama) (Spanish)
- Míchel charged with Madrid future; UEFA.com, 11 July 2006
- José Miguel González Martín del Campo “Michel” presenta su dimisión y abandona el Real Madrid (José Miguel González Martín del Campo “Michel” resigns and leaves Madrid) (Spanish)
- Michel announced as new Getafe coach; Goal.com, 27 April 2009
- Míchel, nuevo entrenador del Sevilla (Míchel, new Sevilla coach); Marca, 6 February 2012 (Spanish)
- Míchel es destituido y deja paso a Emery, que firma hasta Junio de 2014 (Míchel is sacked and makes way for Emery, who signs until June 2014); Sevilla's official website, 14 January 2013 (Spanish)
- José Miguel Martín González del Campo, ‘Míchel’ – International Matches; at RSSSF
- Spain – South Korea 3–1 (1–1); Planet World Cup, 17 June 1990
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Míchel at National-Football-Teams.com
- Míchel – FIFA competition record
- Stats at Medio Tiempo (Spanish)