|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 23 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2010
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.
On 31 August 2016, after only three matches for the Pericos, Ciani rescinded his contract.
Ciani made his international debut for France in 2010.
- Ciani favours Prem switch
- Bordeaux: Ciani a signé
- Comunicado Sporting SAD: Contratação de Ciani Archived 21 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
- Principi d'acord per Ciani (Agreement in principle for Ciani); RCD Espanyol, 16 August 2015 (in Catalan)
- Ciani deixa el club (Ciani leaves the club); RCD Espanyol, 31 August 2016 (in Catalan)
- "LA Galaxy sign French defender Michael Ciani". LA Galaxy. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- CIANI MICHAEL, fff.fr, accessed 11 March 2010