Michel Macedo

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Michel
Personal information
Full name Michel Macedo Rocha Machado
Date of birth (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Almería
Number 2
Youth career
Soft Lazer
1997–2005 Botafogo
2005–2008 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Almería 86 (1)
2012–2014 Atlético Mineiro (loan) 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michel Macedo Rocha Machado, simply known as Michel (born 15 February 1990), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for UD Almería in Spain, as a right back.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Michel was born in Rio de Janeiro. He began his career in Soft Lazer (a futsal academy), and joined Botafogo's youth setup in 1997, aged seven. After playing for Bota's futsal club, he joined the football team as a right winger, but was reconverted to full-back in the proccess.

After impressing in a match against Flamengo in 2005, Michel joined the latter shortly after. He was regarded as one of the best youth prospects during his time at Estádio da Gávea.

Almería[edit]

On 23 June 2008, Michel moved to La Liga strugglers UD Almería, in a seven-year contract.[1][2] He was awarded the #16 jersey.

Michel made his debut for the Andalusians on 16 November, in a 2–1 home win against RCD Mallorca, after came off the bench to replace Juanma Ortiz in the 87th minute.[3] His first start came on 10 May of the following year, in a 3–1 success against Sporting de Gijón also at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos;[4] it were his two only appearances of the campaign, which the rojiblancos eventually finished 11th.

On 20 September, Michel scored his first goal as a professional, netting the winner against Getafe CF.[5] He was an undisputed starter during the following two seasons, but was later challenged by new signing Rafita in 2011–12, with the latter appearing in 35 matches while the former only appeared in 22, and was subsequently loaned to Atlético Mineiro in the summer.

Atlético Mineiro (loan)[edit]

On 19 July 2012, Michel was loaned to Clube Atlético Mineiro.[6] He expressed his desire to return to his country, after having some personal problems in Spain.[7]

Michel only made his league debut almost a year later, in a 0-1 away defeat against Santos FC on 13 June 2013; late in the month, the deal was renewed for another year.[8] He finished the campaign with 16 appearances, including 72 minutes in the Copa Libertadores Final, a 2–0 home win against Olimpia,[9] but acted mainly as a backup to Marcos Rocha.

On 7 May 2014 Michel was released by Galo, after being deemed suplus to requirements by new manager Levir Culpi.[10]

Return to Almería[edit]

On 9 July 2014 Michel returned to Almería, being immediately assigned to the first-team squad.[11] He susbsequently renewed his link for a further year on the 21st.[12]

On 23 August 2014 Michel played his first match after his return, starting in a 1–1 home draw against RCD Espanyol.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 17 December 2014[13]
Club Season Competition League Cup[i] Continental[ii] Other[iii] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Almería 2008–09 La Liga 2 0 2 0 2 0
2009–10 28 1 1 0 29 1
2010–11 31 0 6 0 37 0
2011–12 Segunda División 22 0 3 0 25 0
2014–15 La Liga 3 0 2 1 5 1
Total 86 1 14 1 100 2
Atlético Mineiro 2013 Série A 12 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 16 0
2014 0 0 0 0 7 1 7 1
Total 12 0 1 0 1 0 9 1 23 1
Career totals 98 1 15 1 1 0 9 1 123 3
  1. ^ Including Copa do Brasil and Copa del Rey.
  2. ^ Including Copa Libertadores.
  3. ^ Including Campeonato Mineiro.

Honours[edit]

Atlético Mineiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official, Michel signs for Almeria seven years". Transfer Market Web. 23 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Almería contrata lateral brasileiro Michel, ex-Flamengo" [Almería signs right-back Michel, former Flamengo player] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 23 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Almeria 2–1 Mallorca". ESPN FC. 16 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Almeria 3–1 Sporting Gijon". ESPN FC. 10 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Almeria off the mark". ESPN FC. 20 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Almería confirma ida de lateral Michel para o Galo" [Almería confirms Michel Macedo's loan to Galo] (in Portuguese). Diário Lance!. 19 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "El Almería cede a Michel al At. Mineiro" [Almería loans Michel to At. Mineiro] (in Spanish). Almería's official website. 19 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Michel Macedo continuará cedido en el Atlético Mineiro" [Michel Macedo will remain on loan to Atlético Mineiro] (in Portuguese). Diario AS. 30 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "In a dramatic final Atl. Mineiro won their first Libertadores on penalties". CONMEBOL. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Próximo do fim do contrato, lateral-direito Michel é liberado pelo Atlético" [Nearing the end of contract, right-back Michel is released by Atlético] (in Portuguese). Superesportes. 7 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Michel Macedo vuelve al Almería tras su cesión al Atlético Mineiro" [Michel Macedo returns to Almería after his loan to Atlético Mineiro] (in Spanish). Almería's official website. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "De Brasil ha llegado otro Michel, con más experiencia y centrado en el fútbol" [From Brazil has arrived another Michel, with more experience and focused on football] (in Spanish). Almería's official website. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Michel". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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