|Full name||Michaël Ciani|
|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.
On 18 July 2015, Ciani reached an agreement on a 2-year contract with Sporting CP after his 3-year contract with Lazio ended. Roughly one month later, however, he signed a two-year deal with RCD Espanyol.
Ciani made his international debut for France in 2010.
- Ciani favours Prem switch
- Bordeaux: Ciani a signé
- Comunicado Sporting SAD: Contratação de Ciani
- Principi d'acord per Ciani (Agreement in principle for Ciani); Espanyol's official website, 16 August 2015 (Catalan)
- CIANI MICHAEL, fff.fr, accessed 11 March 2010