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|Date of birth||6 April 1984|
|Place of birth||Clichy-sous-Bois, France|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2012.
His performances during the 2008–09 season led to increased speculation that Ciani would sign with another club with the player preferring a move to the Premier League over Ligue 1 contenders Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain.
On 28 July 2009, Ciani and Bordeaux reached an agreement on a four-year contract with the Aquitaine-based club paying Lorient €4 million for his services. The defender was recruited by Laurent Blanc as a replacement for the departed Souleymane Diawara who joined Marseille.
Ciani made his international debut for France in 2010.