Martin Gaston "Micho" Demichelis is an Argentine football player who usually plays as a defender for FC Bayern Munich because of his aerial ability and tackling skills. He was also a defensive midfielder before Ottmar Hitzfeld chose to employ his defensive prowess more as a center-back.
Micho started playing professionally in 1998 at Buenos Aires based club River Plate, but he didn't manage to find himself a spot in the starting line-up until 2001. He had some good performances at River Plate, which resulted in a transfer to FC Bayern Munich in 2003. His first season with the German team was not very positive, because he suffered a number of minor injuries, but under the command of coach Felix Magath, he has found a place in the teams' starting line-up. Martin has also played a vital role for Bayern in winning their two consecutive "doubles" in 2005, and 2006. On September 11 2007, he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Australia, in which his header proved to be the winning scoreline 1-0. He has been a regular in the starting XI since August and is making a strong claim to Roberto Ayala's famed number 2 shirt.
Career stats at fussballdaten.de
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