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John Obi MIKEL

John Obi MIKEL

NGA
  • Date of Birth: 22 April 1987
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Shirt number: 10
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Current club: Chelsea FC (ENG)
  • International Caps: 51
  • International Goals: 4
  • First international: Libya - Nigeria (17 August 2005)

In 2005, the then-18-year-old John Obi Mikel was awarded the Silver Ball at the FIFA World Cup U-20 Netherlands 2005, and the only player at the tournament considered better than the Flying Eagles' midfielder was a certain Argentinian named Lionel Messi. 

  • Toure earns third African honour

    Toure earns third African honour

    Côte d'Ivoire international Yaya Toure has been named as CAF African Footballer of the Year, with the Manchester City midfielder picking up the award for the third year running.
  • Swans see off United, Hammers bow out

    Swans see off United, Hammers bow out

    Wilfried Bony's 90th-minute winner sent Swansea City through to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Manchester United, Nottingham Forest stunned West Ham United, while Chelsea and Liverpool both advanced.

Photos

  • Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel celebrates after Nigeria won the 2013 African Cup of Nations
  • John Obi Mikel of Nigeria celebrates after scoring vs Mali

Statistics

7.91
Matches Played3
Minutes Played270
Goals for1
Yellow cards0
Red Cards0

All Time Statistics

FIFA U-20 World Cup Final - 2005
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
732210200
FIFA U-17 World Cup Final - 2003
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
311110100
FIFA Confederations Cup - 2013
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
310210000
FIFA Club World Cup - 2012
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
110000000
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier - 2010, 2014
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
1055000100

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Video

Nigeria 1:2 Uruguay, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

Jon Obi Mikel's super equaliser was undone by an equally lovely Diego Forlan goal in the Uruguay hero's 100th match.