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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/11/2015 12:46 CET
23.08.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3ChelseaChelsea600
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-1ChelseaChelsea5501
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal100
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundWalsallWalsall1-4ChelseaChelsea9000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto2-1ChelseaChelsea6200
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-1ChelseaChelsea4500
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundStokeStoke1-1
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-3LiverpoolLiverpool7000

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 (28)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16

  • 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

Nigeria MERI40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 25/11/2015 01:13 CET