Mike Salmon

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Mike Salmon
Personal information
Full name Michael Bernard Salmon[1]
Date of birth (1964-07-14) 14 July 1964 (age 56)[1]
Place of birth Leyland,[1] England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
1982Chester (loan) 16 (0)
1983–1986 Stockport County 118 (0)
1986–1987 Bolton Wanderers 26 (0)
1987Wrexham (loan) 17 (0)
1987–1989 Wrexham 83 (0)
1989–1999 Charlton Athletic 148 (0)
1998Oxford United (loan) 1 (0)
1999–2002 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
Total 410 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Bernard Salmon (born 14 July 1964) is an English football coach and former player.


Salmon played as a goalkeeper, and in a career of 21 years, spent ten of them with Charlton Athletic. He began his career as a trainee with Blackburn Rovers, making his debut in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea. He also gained experience early in his career with Chester, 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 number of injuries, he made 148 league appearances, before a serious cruciate ligament injury, sustained in January 1998 against Manchester City at Maine Road, put an end to his first-team career. A disastrous single game on loan at Oxford United saw him concede seven goals. He finished his playing career at, then Premier League team Ipswich Town, as the back up 'keeper to England goalkeeper Richard Wright. He retired in 2002 having made around 500 first-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.[3] He was the goalkeeper coach for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer until 2011.[4]

Salmon holds an English Football Association Goalkeeping 'A' Licence and a UEFA 'A' Coaching Licence.[5]




  1. ^ a b c "Mike Salmon". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. ^ Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. ^ "Mike Salmon". Arsenal.com.
  4. ^ Players and staff look back at 2009
  5. ^ "Mike Salmon". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Check |archiveurl= value (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 146.

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