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: 16/09/2015 07:10 CET
12.09.2015Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-6Real MadridReal Madrid4500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michaël Ciani
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/04/1984 (31)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Espanyol ( ESP)

  • 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