Míchel as Getafe coach in 2011
|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)|
|1981–1984||Real Madrid B||108||(25)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid B|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
José Miguel González Martín del Campo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmitʃel]; born 23 March 1963), known as Míchel, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right midfielder, and the current coach of French club Olympique de Marseille.
He was most noted for his stellar crossing ability, also contributing with a fair share of goals. During his career he represented mainly Real Madrid – over a decade – achieving great team and individual success.
Míchel gained nearly 70 caps for Spain from 1985 to 1992, and represented the nation in two World Cups (scoring four goals in the 1990 edition) and one European Championship. He started working as a manager in 2005, notably leading Olympiacos to two Superleague Greece accolades.
The son of a footballer who had to retire from the game at 27 after a road accident, Míchel was born in Madrid and joined Real Madrid at the age of thirteen, his technique and physicality on the pitch quickly standing out. He moved quickly through the ranks to the first team, appearing – and scoring – once in the 1981–82 season, in a 2–1 away win against 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 to 1994. After helping Castilla CF to the second division title in 1984, he was instrumental in the capital club's conquests, which included six leagues and two consecutive UEFA Cups; he opened the score in the 1985 final of the latter competition, 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 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.
Míchel signed for Olympiacos F.C. in the Superleague Greece on 1 February 2013, penning a contract until June 2015. In his first 18 months in charge, he won two national championships and the 2013 Greek Cup.
Míchel made his debut for the Spanish national team on 20 November 1985 against Austria, going on to appear in a further 65 internationals and score 21 goals (only missed a callup due to injury). 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 country's final group game.
Shortly after Javier Clemente's arrival as national boss, Míchel was deemed surplus to requirements and never called again, although only 29. All national categories comprised, he received exactly 100 caps.
|1.||18 December 1985||Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain||Bulgaria||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2.||12 November 1986||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Romania||1–0||1–0||Euro 1988 qualifying|
|3.||14 October 1987||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Austria||1–0||2–0||Euro 1988 qualifying|
|4.||18 November 1987||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Albania||3–0||5–0||Euro 1988 qualifying|
|5.||11 June 1988||Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Germany||Denmark||0–1||2–3||UEFA Euro 1988|
|6.||14 September 1988||Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo, Spain||Yugoslavia||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|7.||21 December 1988||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Northern Ireland||3–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|8.||22 January 1989||Ta' Qali, Attard, Malta||Malta||0–1||0–2||1990 World Cup qualification|
|9.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||1–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|10.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||2–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|11.||20 September 1989||Riazor, A Coruña, Spain||Poland||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|12.||11 November 1989||Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||0–2||2–2||1990 World Cup qualification|
|13.||13 December 1989||Heliodoro Rodríguez, Tenerife, Spain||Switzerland||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|14.||17 June 1990||Friuli, Udine, Italy||South Korea||1–0||3–1||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|15.||17 June 1990||Friuli, Udine, Italy||South Korea||2–1||3–1||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|16.||17 June 1990||Friuli, Udine, Italy||South Korea||3–1||3–1||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|17.||21 June 1990||Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy||Belgium||0–1||1–2||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|18.||12 September 1990||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Brazil||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|19.||13 November 1991||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Czechoslovakia||2–1||2–1||Euro 1992 qualifying|
|20.||22 April 1992||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Albania||1–0||3–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
|21.||22 April 1992||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Albania||2–0||3–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
|1984–85||Real Madrid||La Liga||26||2||8||2||9||3||43||7|
- 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
- Real Madrid biography (Spanish)
- Real Madrid fans biography (Spanish)
- "Michel sigue dando la nota" [Michel still at it] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 9 September 1991. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Míchel "palpa" a Valderrama (Míchel "feels" Valderrama); Geofutbol, 15 August 2008 (Spanish)
- "Michel, nuevo entrenador del Rayo" [Michel, new Rayo manager] (in Spanish). ABC. 23 June 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- Míchel charged with Madrid future; UEFA.com, 11 July 2006
- "Míchel: 'Calderón no cree en mi trabajo, por eso me voy'" [Míchel: 'Calderón does not believe in my work, so I leave'] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- 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)
- "Michel ficha por el Olympiacos griego" [Michel signs for Greece's Olympiacos] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "El Olympiacos de Míchel logra el doblete tras ganar la Copa" [Míchel's Olympiacos gets double after winning Cup] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- José Miguel Martín González del Campo, ‘Míchel’ – International Matches; at RSSSF
- "Victoria para la rehabilitación" [Win for rehabilitation] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 18 June 1990. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "¡España, campeona de grupo!" [Spain, group champion!] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 22 June 1990. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "Clemente y Michel, cara a cara" [Clemente and Michel, face to face] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "Michel". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Míchel profile at BDFutbol
- Míchel manager profile at BDFutbol
- National team data (Spanish)
- Míchel at National-Football-Teams.com
- Míchel – FIFA competition record
- Stats at Medio Tiempo (Spanish)