Michel Garbini Pereira
|Full name||Michel Garbini Pereira|
|Date of birth||9 June 1981|
|Place of birth||Vitória, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 July 2016.
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. 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. 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.
Michel played for Brazil's Under-23 squad in 2003 making four appearances for the squad.
- Gaschk, Matt (18 May 2014). "Four goals in win – again". MLS. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "FC Dallas re-signs Acosta declines contract option Texeira".