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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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
Chelsea540
Total540
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea40
Total40
Last updated: 26/11/2014 01:14 CET
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