Michel Garbini Pereira

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Personal information
Full name Michel Garbini Pereira
Date of birth (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 31
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Atlético Mineiro 47 (5)
2004–2006 Standard Liège 27 (2)
2006–2009 Atlético Paranaense 33 (4)
2009 Náutico 20 (1)
2010 Vila Nova 2 (0)
2010–2012 Aris 52 (0)
2013– FC Dallas 56 (11)
National team
2003 Brazil U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michel Garbini Pereira (born 9 June 1981 in Vitória), commonly known as Michel, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a left back for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.



In action vs San Jose in 2013

Michel began his career at Atlético Mineiro, before moving to Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège in 2004. After two seasons Michel returned to Brazil and signed with Campeonato Brasileiro Série A outfit Atlético Paranaense. Subsequently he played for Náutico and Vila Nova.

In 2010 he moved to Superleague Greece club Aris, where he immediately established himself as a regular in the team. In the 2010–11 season, Michel played in almost all the matches for Aris, including all twelve Europa League games.

Michel signed for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas on February 19, 2013.[1] He scored his first MLS goal direct from a corner kick during a 4–2 loss at Sounders FC on May 18, 2013.[2]


Michel played for Brazil's Under-23 squad in 2003 making four appearances for the squad.


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