Michaël Ciani

  • Date of birth : 06/04/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : France France
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Michaël Ciani

Michaël Ciani

A solid, imposing central defender who poses a major aerial threat at set-pieces, Michaël Ciani was recruited by reigning French champions FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 2009 after three seasons in Ligue 1 with Brittany club FC Lorient.

• Born and bred in Paris, with ancestors from Guadeloupe, Ciani's first professional contract was in Belgium, with R. Charleroi SC. His progress there earned him a call-up to France's Under-21 side, with whom he won the 2004 Toulon Tournament.

• Returned to France with AJ Auxerre but did not play for first team and revived career with impressive 2005/06 season in Ligue 2 on loan to CS Sedan Ardennes, helping the club gain promotion.

• Farmed out on loan again by Auxerre in 2006/07, to Lorient, where he performed sufficiently well to earn a permanent move.

• Made 98 appearances in three Ligue 1 campaigns with Lorient, scoring four goals in his final season, including one against Bordeaux, for whom he signed a four-year contract in July 2009.

• Made UEFA Champions League debut with Les Marine et Blanc and scored winner in home game against Maccabi Haifa FC (1-0) before finding the net at both ends in next fixture at home to FC Bayern München (2-1).

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Last updated: 27/01/10 14.30CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/05/2014 02:01 CET
15.09.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-0ChievoChievo7500
22.09.2013Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0LazioLazio7800
25.09.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-1CataniaCatania9000
29.09.2013Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-2LazioLazio9000
06.10.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-0FiorentinaFiorentina9000
20.10.2013Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta2-1LazioLazio9000
27.10.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0CagliariCagliari4500
30.10.2013Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1LazioLazio9010
03.11.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-2GenoaGenoa9000
24.11.2013Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria1-1LazioLazio9000
02.12.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-4NapoliNapoli9000
15.12.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0LivornoLivorno1000
14.01.2014Italian CupFifth roundLazioLazio2-1ParmaParma9000
19.01.2014Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese2-3LazioLazio6000
29.01.2014Italian CupQuarter-finalsNapoliNapoli1-0LazioLazio9000
23.02.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2SassuoloSassuolo3400
02.03.2014Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina0-1LazioLazio9000
30.03.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2ParmaParma7900
13.04.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli4-2LazioLazio9000
27.04.2014Italian Serie ALivornoLivorno0-2LazioLazio9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michaël Ciani
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/04/1984 (30)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Lazio ( ITA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 89kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/09: Juventus 1-1 Bordeaux

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:26 CET
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