Michael is one of Great Britain's most experienced interational players. He played at Everton FC Academy prior to his accident, alongside Wayne Rooney.
After making his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008, Michael was the substitute captain for skipper Matt Dimbylow at London 2012 and he wore the captain's armband for the team's final match of the Games, where they beat the USA. The team finished in 7th place.
Michael competed at his third Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and was one of the team's top scorers, helping the GB side to secure a fifth-place finish. Bronze medallists Brazil and gold medallists Ukraine were the only two nations to beat them in the tournament.
Michael is often rated among England’s top scorers in international competition and was also the top scorer at the 2011 CPISRA World Cup in the Netherlands, where he was awarded the Golden Boot.
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