Michel Garbini Pereira

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Personal information
Full name Michel Garbini Pereira
Date of birth (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Left back
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 31
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Atlético Mineiro 47 (5)
2004–2006 Standard Liège 27 (2)
2006–2009 Atlético Paranaense 33 (4)
2009 Náutico 20 (1)
2010 Vila Nova 2 (0)
2010–2012 Aris 52 (0)
2013–2015 FC Dallas 74 (12)
2016 Rayo OKC 28 (14)
2017– Miami FC 15 (1)
National team
2003 Brazil U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:44, 30 October 2017 (UTC).

Michel Garbini Pereira (born 9 June 1981), commonly known as Michel, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Miami FC in the North American Soccer League.



In action vs San Jose in 2013

Michel began his career at Atlético Mineiro, before moving to Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège in 2004. After two seasons Michel returned to Brazil and signed with Campeonato Brasileiro Série A outfit Atlético Paranaense. Subsequently he played for Náutico and Vila Nova.

In 2010, he moved to Superleague Greece club Aris, where he immediately established himself as a regular in the team. In the 2010–11 season, Michel played in almost all of the matches for Aris, including all twelve Europa League games.

After impressing as a trialist during preseason training camp, Michel signed for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas on 19 February 2013.[1] During his time with the club, he became known as a threat on set pieces with his left foot. He scored his first MLS goal directly from a corner kick during a 4–2 loss at Seattle Sounders FC on 18 May 2013.[2] Although he originally came to the club as a left back, he eventually earned most of his playing time at defensive midfielder. Due to the emergence of Victor Ulloa and Kellyn Acosta, Michel's playing time was limited in 2015. After the season, his contract option was declined by the club.[3]

He joined expansion Rayo OKC of the North American Soccer League in January 2016.[4] He was later named team captain.[5][dead link]


Michel played for Brazil's Under-23 squad in 2003 making four appearances for the squad.


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