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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: 63
  • 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. 

  • Mikel positive despite Nigeria exit

    Mikel positive despite Nigeria exit

    Proud of his side’s performance versus France and his own display in an epic midfield clash with Paul Pogba, John Obi Mikel was upbeat even after Nigeria bade farewell to Brazil 2014.

     

  • Iran’s satisfaction is Nigeria’s disappointment

    Iran’s satisfaction is Nigeria’s disappointment

    Iran and Nigeria played out the first draw of Brazil 2014 on Monday, all in Match 13 of the competition. While the number held no fear for the Asians, the Africans were left to rue their luck.

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