Mikael Silvestre

French International football player, Mikael Silvestre, emerged as a prodigious talent from the Stade Rennais FC youth system. His illustrious career unfolded as he ventured into European football, marking the beginning of an extraordinary journey. In 1998-99, Mikaeil made a significant move to Inter Milan, laying the foundation for an exceptional career.

However, it was at Manchester United, under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, where he truly left an indelible mark. Serving the Red Devils for nine seasons, he showcased his prowess in 361 appearances across all competitions. His contributions played a pivotal role in securing numerous accolades, including 5 Premier League Titles, the FA Cup, the Football League Cup, two FA Community Shields, the Intercontinental Club World Cup, and the coveted Champions League triumph in May 2008. Mikael continues his footballing journey with two seasons at Arsenal FC under the reign of Arsene Wenger.

In 2010, Mikael embarked on a new chapter, joining German club SV Werder Bremen, before making a transatlantic move to sign with the MLS side, Portland Timbers in 2013. The football veteran then brought his expertise to Indian football, becoming a part of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League with Chennai FC in 2015.

Beyond the football pitch, Mikael’s legacy extends into the business world, showcasing his versatility and commitment to nurturing talent in various sporting and business realms.

Transitioning into entrepreneurship, Mikael has diversified his interests. Not only is he a connoisseur in the world of rhum with his own brand, Rhum St Barth, but he has also utilised his expertise in football by launching a global sports agency. In 2018, he established Talent Lyfe, focusing on both men’s and women’s sports. The agency is dedicated to building football globally, but is based in the Gulf region, and works to identify and mentor emerging talents across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, contributing to the development of the next generation of football stars.

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