|Full name||Mihalis Valkanis|
|Date of birth||23 August 1974|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|2004||→ Adelaide Olympic (loan)||11||(0)|
|2010–2011||Adelaide United Youth (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Adelaide United Youth|
|2013||Adelaide United (caretaker)|
|2013–2016||Adelaide United (assistant)|
|2016–2017||Melbourne City (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2008
He has played in the Greek League with Iraklis, most notably with Larissa where he played for five seasons and won 102 caps, and Agios Nikolaos. He played 110 games in the now-defunct National Soccer League scoring 4 goals with South Melbourne, Adelaide City and Adelaide United.
Valkanis announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2008-09 A-League season in December 2008. The former captain and 100 game veteran was given a testimonial match against Newcastle Jets on 9 January 2009 where he replaced Daniel Mullen in the second half and saw Adelaide though to a 2–0 win.
Valkanis' international debut was for the Socceroos in an Asian Cup qualifier versus Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August 2006.
After the resignation of Adelaide United manager John Kosmina on 28 January 2013, Valkanis was appointed caretaker manager of Adelaide United for the remainder of the A-League season. Under Valkanis, Adelaide United managed to finish the A-League season in 4th place, therefore qualifying for the A-League finals. However, they were eliminated in the first round by Brisbane Roar.
In May 2016, Valkanis left Adelaide United.
(Correct as of 16 January 2009)
1 – includes A-League final series statistics
2 – includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008–09 A-League season etc.)
- As of 28 June 2017
|Adelaide United (caretaker)||28 January 2013||7 April 2013||10||2||3||5||20.00|
|Melbourne City||3 January 2017||Present||15||6||1||8||40.00|
With Adelaide United:
- Valkanis named United captain Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Valkanis to retire
- Wilson, Marcus (2009-01-09). "Reds go top with win over Jets". A-League. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Valkanis says goodbye to Reds". Adelaide United. 4 May 2016.
- "Melbourne City announce coaching shake-up". Melbourne City. 14 June 2016.
- "John van't Schip resigns as Melbourne City coach". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "Michael Valkanis Appointed Melbourne City FC Head Coach". Melbourne City FC. 25 January 2017.
- "Michael Valkanis". Retrieved 16 April 2017.