Mickaël Tavares

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Mickaël Tavares
Mickael Tavares 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mickaël Zidro Tavares
Date of birth (1982-10-25) 25 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
free agent
Youth career
–2000 US Créteil
2000–2002 Alverca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 SC Abbeville 26 (9)
2003–2005 FC Nantes B
2005–2007 Tours FC 27 (4)
2007–2009 Slavia Prague 36 (3)
2009–2012 Hamburger SV 15 (0)
2010 1. FC Nuremberg (loan) 11 (1)
2010–2011 Middlesbrough (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2013 Fulham 0 (0)
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk 7 (0)
National team
2009– Senegal 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 December 2010

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.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

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,[1] 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,[2] before moving to Hamburger SV on 30 January 2009.[3] 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.[4] In August 2010, Tavares was assigned to train with Hamburg's second team and told he has no future in the first team.[5] On 27 August 2010, Tavares joined Football League Championship club Middlesbrough on loan until July 2011.[6] 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.

In September 2012 he was close to sign with Bulgarian side Chernomorets Burgas.[7]

Tavares after playing for Chernomorets Burgas in friendly match.

On 5 October 2012, Tavares signed on a free transfer for Fulham.[8] 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.[9] He made no appearances for Fulham.

On 25 August 2013, it was announced that Tavares would sign an amateur contract with Dutch side RKC Waalwijk.[10]

International career[edit]

He received a call-up from Cape Verde in May 2008[11] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Tavares is the son of Tony Tavares nicknamed Zagallo, a Senegalese international from ASC Diaraf and ASF Police,[12] and also the cousin of Jacques Faty and Ricardo Faty.[13]

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