John Obi Mikel

  • Date of birth : 22/04/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Nigeria Nigeria
 
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John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

Clubs: FC Lyn Oslo, Chelsea FC

• Started out with Plateau United FC of his hometown of Jos in Nigeria before a brief spell in South Africa with Ajax Cape Town FC. First earned global recognition at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Finland before commanding even greater attention by steering Nigeria to the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands two years later.

• Joined Lyn at the start of the 2005 season but made only six league appearances before Chelsea and Manchester United FC engaged in a long battle for his services, the Blues coming out on top in 2006 when he signed for the Stamford Bridge club at a cost of €16m.

• Sent off in Chelsea's 2007 League Cup final triumph over Arsenal FC but played the full 120 minutes of the FA Cup showpiece victory against United (1-0) a few months later; became a regular thereafter, particularly after Claude Makelele's departure, starting 33 Premier League games in 2008/09.

• Suffered a knee injury in the closing stages of Chelsea's double-winning 2009/10 campaign which caused him to miss the FA Cup final and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. 

• In May 2012 he appeared in his third successful FA Cup final, a 2-1 victory against Liverpool FC, two weeks before playing the full 120 minutes of Chelsea's UEFA Champions League shoot-out triumph over FC Bayern München.

• Made four appearances in Chelsea's successful UEFA Europa League campaign of 2013, but was an unused substitute for the final against SL Benfica in Amsterdam.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2008; winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: winner 2013

Last updated: 06/06/13 15.50CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/03/2015 02:35 CET
16.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageIranIran0-0NigeriaNigeria9000
21.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNigeriaNigeria1-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNigeriaNigeria2-3ArgentinaArgentina9000
30.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16FranceFrance2-0NigeriaNigeria9000
18.08.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley1-3ChelseaChelsea800
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-6ChelseaChelsea1501
21.09.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City1-1ChelseaChelsea2700
24.09.2014English League CupThird roundChelseaChelsea2-1BoltonBolton9000
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-0Aston VillaAston Villa1300
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP0-1ChelseaChelsea1900
05.10.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal000
26.10.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ChelseaChelsea2300
28.10.2014English League CupFourth roundShrewsburyShrewsbury1-2ChelseaChelsea8000
03.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-0TottenhamTottenham1400
06.12.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1ChelseaChelsea9000
10.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea3-1Sporting CPSporting CP9010
13.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull8200
16.12.2014English League CupQuarter-finalsDerbyDerby1-3ChelseaChelsea9000
22.12.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0West HamWest Ham700
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1ChelseaChelsea7400
04.01.2015English FA CupThird roundChelseaChelsea3-0WatfordWatford9000
20.01.2015English League CupSemi-finalsLiverpoolLiverpool1-1ChelseaChelsea9000
24.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundChelseaChelsea2-4BradfordBradford7000
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ChelseaChelsea1700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: John Obi Mikel
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/04/1987 (27)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    12/09/06: Chelsea 2-0 Bremen
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    25/01/03: Nigeria 2-3 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Nigeria MERI40
Total40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Chelsea551
Total551
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea40
Total40
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:15 CET
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