|Full name||Mickaël Zidro Tavares|
|Date of birth||25 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2003–2005||FC Nantes B|
|2010||→ 1. FC Nuremberg (loan)||11||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Middlesbrough (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Mickaël Zidro Tavares (born 25 October 1982) is a French-born Senegalese footballer, who is currently without a club after being released by RKC Waalwijk. He also has twenty-five caps for the Senegalese national team.
Born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France, Tavares begann his career at US Créteil, and moved in 2000 to Portuguese club FC Alverca. After two years, he returned to France and signed a contract with SC Abbeville, for whom he scored 9 goals in 26 games in the 2002-03 season, following which he moved to FC Nantes, where he played in the reserve team. In 2005, he joined FC Tours, who were promoted a year later to the Ligue 2.
In July 2007, he was on trial at Slavia Prague, and signed a contract with the club after one week in the Czech Republic. He signed a two year contract in Prague with the option of one more, before moving to Hamburger SV on 30 January 2009. He made his debut on 22 February 2009 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
On 24 January 2010, Tavares was loaned to 1. FC Nuremberg until the end of the season. In August 2010, Tavares was assigned to train with Hamburg's second team and told he has no future in the first team. On 27 August 2010, Tavares joined Football League Championship club Middlesbrough on loan until July 2011. However,despite playing under Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray did not appear to rate Tavares. This limited him to just 13 appearances, his last coming in the 90th minute against Sheffield United, 4 months after his last appearance.
On 5 October 2012, Tavares signed on a free transfer for Fulham. He was given the number 25 shirt, previously worn by Bobby Zamora. On 4 January 2013, Martin Jol confirmed that Tavares was not offered a new contract and had left the club. He made no appearances for Fulham.
He received a call-up from Cape Verde in May 2008 against Luxembourg in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, but Tavares did not play in the match. He now plays for Senegal National Team, receiving his first cap in 2009.
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- Erich Brabec a Mickael Tavares slávisty!
- Mickael Tavares odchází do Hamburku
- "HSV verleiht Alex Silva und Mickael Tavares" [Alex Silva and Mickael Tavares loan out] (in German). hsv.de. 2010-01-24.
- "Veh streicht Tavares und Rozehnal" [Veh strikes Tavares and Rozehnal] (in German). Kicker. 2010-08-04.
- "Senegal Star set to sign". mfc.co.uk. 2010-08-27.
- Fulham took Tavares from Chernomorets Burgas
- "Tavares Signs". Fulham FC. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "Midfielder to leave Fulham". Fulham Chronicle. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "RKC haalt Gouano en rekent op Tavares". Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Foreign contingent boost Cape Verde". FIFA.com. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- allAfrica.com: Sénégal: Jacques Faty et Michael Tavarez
- Mickaël Tavares French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Mickael Tavares stats at Slavia Prague official website
- Gambrinus Liga statistics
- L´Equipe Profile
- Career stats at Fussballdaten.de (German)
- Mickaël Tavares career stats at Soccerbase