|Date of birth||29 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Mytilene, Greece|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Ethnikos Asteras (loan)||9||(0)|
|2014–20015||AEK Athens U17 (assistant)|
|2015–||AEK Athens U10|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21-04–2013.
Before joining AEK, Pavlis was a member of a regional team in Mytilene called Aetos Loutron.
He made his debut against Sevilla FC (3 September 2007) in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round. Pavlis played for 30 minutes, in his time on the pitch he won a penalty.During the 2007–08 season, Pavlis went on to make his league debut for AEK, and scored his first senior goal vs Veria on January 12. He ended his first senior season with 6 appearances in total scoring 1 goal. His second season was even better making 15 appearances in total for AEK scoring twice. His first goal of the season was a 30-yard strike in AEK's UEFA Cup Second qualifying round qualifier versus Omonia. In 2010, Michalis Pavlis decided to leave AEK, continuing his career at Ethnikos Asteras, Elpidoforos and Kavala. In the summer of 2012, he returned to his favorite team, AEK, playing in 13 matches with 2 goals. Although AEK relegated to the third category, he renewed his contract.
Pavlis was first called up to the Greece national under-19 football team in 2006. Since then, he has made 15 appearances and scored 7 goals. Pavlis was a key figure in the national team qualifying for the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, scoring 6 goals including a hat-trick against Luxembourg.
|2007–08||AEK Athens||Super League||5||1||0||0||1||0||8||1|
|2010||Ethnikos Asteras(loan)||Football League||9||0||0||0||-||-||2||0|
|2012–13||AEK Athens||Super League||13||2||1||0||-||-||14||2|
|2013–14||AEK Athens||Football League 2||2||0||0||0||-||-||2||0|
- Pavlis is the youngest AEK player to have played in a European competition.
- He is also the youngest Greek player to have won a penalty in a European competition.
- Το συγκινητικό αντίο του Μιχάλη Παυλή (in Greek). το κουτί της Πανδώρας. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- Θα δοκιμάσει Παυλή, θα συζητήσει με Τσουκαλά! [Pavlis on trial, in negotiations with Tsoukalas!] (in Greek). SentraGoal.gr. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- Motsis, Vasillis (1 February 2011). Στον Ελπιδοφόρο ο Παυλής! [Pavlis at Elpidoforos!]. Goal News (in Greek). Retrieved 2 September 2012.