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: 14/04/2014 04:16 CET
26.08.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0ChelseaChelsea300
30.08.2013UEFA Super CupFinalBayernBayern2-2
(5-4(p))
ChelseaChelsea3300
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-0ChelseaChelsea9000
18.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea1-2BaselBasel1500
21.09.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0FulhamFulham9010
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-1ChelseaChelsea4500
22.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke0-3ChelseaChelsea1800
27.10.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Man. CityMan. City2400
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-2West BromWest Brom1700
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-3ChelseaChelsea9000
01.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1SouthamptonSouthampton600
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-4ChelseaChelsea900
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke3-2ChelseaChelsea7001
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea1-0SteauaSteaua7400
17.12.2013English League CupQuarter-finalsSunderlandSunderland2-1ChelseaChelsea12000
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0SwanseaSwansea9000
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1LiverpoolLiverpool4500
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3ChelseaChelsea9000
05.01.2014English FA CupThird roundDerbyDerby0-2ChelseaChelsea9010
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-2ChelseaChelsea1100
19.01.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1Man. UnitedMan. United2200
29.01.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea0-0West HamWest Ham6300
03.02.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City0-1ChelseaChelsea100
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ChelseaChelsea1100
15.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundMan. CityMan. City2-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16GalatasarayGalatasaray1-1ChelseaChelsea2300
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ChelseaChelsea1200
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal1800
13.04.2014English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-1ChelseaChelsea1100

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 (26)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • 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
Chelsea520
Total520
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea40
Total40
Last updated: 09/04/2014 01:05 CET
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