Mike Salmon

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Mike Salmon
Personal information
Full name Michael Salmon
Date of birth (1964-07-14) 14 July 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Leyland, Lancashire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper Coach, formerly Goalkeeper (retired)
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
1982 Chester City (loan) 16 (0)
1983–1986 Stockport County 118 (0)
1986–1987 Bolton Wanderers 26 (0)
1987 Wrexham (loan) 17 (0)
1987–1989 Wrexham 83 (0)
1989–1999 Charlton Athletic 148 (0)
1998 Oxford United (loan) 1 (0)
1999–2002 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
Total 410 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Arsenal F.C. Reserves (Goalkeeper Coach)
2002–2004 Gillingham F.C. (Goalkeeper Coach)
2004–2007 Arsenal F.C. (Goalkeeper Coach)
2007-2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Goalkeeper Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael "Mike" Salmon (born July 14, 1964 in Leyland, Lancashire) is an English football player and coach.


During his playing days, Salmon was a goalkeeper, best known for his ten-year spell at Charlton Athletic. He started as a trainee with Blackburn Rovers, making his debut in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea. He also gained lots of experience early in his career with Chester City, Stockport County, Bolton Wanderers and Wrexham before joining the Addicks in 1989. In and out of the first team at Charlton over the years due to a catalogue of injuries, he made 148 league appearances, before a serious cruciate ligament injury, sustained in 1998 against Manchester City at Maine Road, put an end to his 1st Team career. A disastrous single game loan at Oxford United saw him concede seven goals. He finished his playing career at Premier League team Ipswich Town, as the back up keeper to England goalkeeper Richard Wright. He retired in 2002 having made around 500 1st team appearances and took up coaching.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2002 he joined Arsenal as goalkeeping coach. He also coached the 1st Team keepers at Gillingham from 2002 to 2004. He remained with Arsenal until he emigrated to Canada with his family in 2007.[1] He was the goalkeeper coach for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the MLS until 2011.[2]

A highly qualified and respected coach, Salmon holds an English Football Association Goalkeeping 'A' License and a UEFA 'A' Coaching License.


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