Soccer Player

Mikael Silvestre

Dec. 20, 2019 - Dec. 24, 2019 | Soneva Fushi

Mikael Silvestre claimed his first-team spot at the young age of 18, after which he spent two seasons with the French club before joining a prominent Italian international club. His career picked up steam when Mikael moved to Manchester United in 1999. He was an incredible asset for the club under Sir Alex Ferguson, playing for nine seasons with 361 appearances across all the Red Devil’s competitions. These included five League Titles, the FA Cup, the Football League Cup, two FA Community Shield victories, the Intercontinental Club World Cup and the Champions League in May 2008. Following his time with Man. United he switched to Arsenal for two seasons under the reign of Arsene Wenger. In 2010, Mikael moved to the German SV Werder Bremen team. In 2013, the French player signed a contract with the MLS Portland Timbers and player with them from January 2013 to November 2015. He then joined the Chennai FC in 2015 for the start of Indian Super League. Mikaël also played for France’s international team between 2001 and 2006, amassing 40 caps in that period. He was part of the team that won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003, and runner up in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.