|Full name||Mihalis Valkanis|
|Date of birth||23 August 1974|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|2004||→ Adelaide Olympic (loan)||11||(0)|
|2010–2011||Adelaide United (Youth Ass. Manager)|
|2011–2013||Adelaide United (Youth Manager)|
|2013||Adelaide United (Caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Michael Valkanis (born 23 August 1974) is a former Greek Australian football (soccer) player and assistant coach of Adelaide United.
He has played in the Greek League with Iraklis, most notably with Larissa where he played for five seasons and won 102 caps, and Agios Nikolaos. He played 110 games in the now-defunct National Soccer League scoring 4 goals with South Melbourne, Adelaide City and Adelaide United.
Valkanis announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2008-09 A-League season in December 2008. The former captain and 100 game veteran was given a testimonial match against Newcastle Jets on 9 January 2009 where he replaced Daniel Mullen in the second half and saw Adelaide though to a 2-0 win.
Valkanis' international debut was for the Socceroos in an Asian Cup qualifier versus Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August 2006.
After the resignation of Adelaide United manager John Kosmina on 28 January 2013, Valkanis was appointed caretaker manager of Adelaide United for the remainder of the A-League season. Under Valkanis, Adelaide United managed to finish the A-League season in 4th place, therefore qualifying for the A-League finals. However, they were eliminated in the first round by Brisbane Roar.
(Correct as of 16 January 2009)
1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008-09 A-League season etc.)
- As of 7 April 2013.
|Adelaide United (caretaker)||28 January 2013||7 April 2013||10||2||3||5||20.00|
With Adelaide United: