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Michael Valkanis

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Michael Valkanis
Personal information
Full name Mihalis Valkanis
Date of birth (1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Central defender
Youth career
South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 South Melbourne 50 (0)
1996 Iraklis 6 (0)
1996–2001 Larissa 102 (3)
2001–2002 Agios Nikolaos 4 (0)
2002–2003 Adelaide City 29 (3)
2003–2009 Adelaide United 77 (4)
2004Adelaide Olympic (loan) 11 (0)
Total 279 (10)
National team
Australia U-23
2006 Australia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Adelaide United Youth (assistant)
2011–2013 Adelaide United Youth
2013 Adelaide United (caretaker)
2013 Enfield City
2013–2016 Adelaide United (assistant)
2016–2017 Melbourne City (assistant)
2017 Melbourne City
2018 PEC Zwolle (assistant)
2019– Greece (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

Mihalis "Michael" Valkanis (Greek: Μιχάλης "Μάικελ" Βαλκάνης; born 23 August 1974) is a Greek Australian former football (soccer) player and was previously a manager of Melbourne City FC.

Club career

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.

In mid-2007 Valkanis was named captain of his club side, Adelaide United, replacing Angelo Costanzo (who had been appointed as interim captain after the resignation and departure of Ross Aloisi).[1]

Valkanis announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2008-09 A-League season in December 2008.[2] 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.[3]

International career

Valkanis' international debut was for the Socceroos in an Asian Cup qualifier versus Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August 2006.

Managerial career

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.[4]

In June 2016, Valkanis joined Melbourne City as the senior assistant coach to John van 't Schip.[5]

On 3 January 2017, after the resignation of Melbourne City manager John van't Schip, Valkanis was appointed manager of the club for the remainder of the season.[6][7]

On May 9, 2018, Dutch Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle announced Valkanis had been appointed assistant to manager John van't Schip on a one-year deal with a one-year option.[8]

Personal life

Valkanis is of Greek descent. He attended De La Salle College, Malvern.

Career statistics

(Correct as of 16 January 2009)

Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2005–06 24 3 3 2 0 0 27 5
2006–07 23 0 6 0 0 0 29 0
2007–08 3 0 2 0 6 0 11 0
2008–09 3 0 2 0 2 0 7 0
Total 74 5

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.)

Managerial statistics

As of 28 June 2017[9]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Adelaide United (caretaker) Australia 28 January 2013 7 April 2013 10 2 3 5 020.00
Melbourne City Australia 3 January 2017 Present 15 6 1 8 040.00
Total 25 8 4 13 032.00

Honours

With Adelaide United:

Personal honours:

References

  1. ^ Valkanis named United captain Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Valkanis to retire Archived 25 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Wilson, Marcus (9 January 2009). "Reds go top with win over Jets". A-League. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Valkanis says goodbye to Reds". Adelaide United. 4 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Melbourne City announce coaching shake-up". Melbourne City. 14 June 2016.
  6. ^ "John van't Schip resigns as Melbourne City coach". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Michael Valkanis Appointed Melbourne City FC Head Coach". Melbourne City FC. 25 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Michael Valkanis maakt Team Van 't Schip compleet  - Nieuwsarchief - PEC Zwolle". www.peczwolle.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Michael Valkanis". Retrieved 16 April 2017.

External links

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