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Ghana Michael ESSIEN


Record at FIFA Tournaments
FIFA U-17 World Cup Final1999532000200
FIFA U-20 World Cup Final2001751110100
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier2010, 201423153540400
FIFA World Cup™ Final2006, 2014420200200
FIFA U-17 World Cup
1999Auckland 27/11/1999USA USA0:2 (0:1)GHA GhanaSecond stage
1999Auckland 24/11/1999Ghana GHA2:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 0:2) 2:4 PSOBRA BrazilSecond stage
1999Napier 20/11/1999Ghana GHA3:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 2:1)URU UruguaySecond stage
1999Napier 16/11/1999Thailand THA1:7 (0:4)GHA GhanaFirst stage
1999Napier 13/11/1999Ghana GHA4:0 (1:0)MEX MexicoFirst stage
1999Napier 11/11/1999Ghana GHA1:1 (1:0)ESP SpainFirst stage
FIFA U-20 World Cup
2001Buenos Aires 08/07/2001Argentina ARG3:0 (2:0)GHA GhanaFinal
2001Cordoba 04/07/2001Egypt EGY0:2 (0:0)GHA GhanaSemi-finals
2001Cordoba 01/07/2001Ghana GHA2:1 (0:1)BRA BrazilQuarter-finals
2001Mar Del Plata 28/06/2001Ghana GHA1:0 (1:0)ECU EcuadorRound of 16
2001Mar Del Plata 24/06/2001Ghana GHA0:0FRA FranceFirst stage
2001Mar Del Plata 21/06/2001Iran IRN0:1 (0:1)GHA GhanaFirst stage
2001Mar Del Plata 18/06/2001Ghana GHA2:1 (0:0)PAR ParaguayFirst stage
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers
2014Cairo 19/11/2013Egypt EGY2:1 (1:0)GHA GhanaRound Three
2014Kumasi 15/10/2013Ghana GHA6:1 (3:1)EGY EgyptRound Three
2014Kumasi 06/09/2013Ghana GHA2:1 (1:0)ZAM Zambiaround87
2010Kumasi 15/11/2009Ghana GHA2:2 (0:1)MLI MaliThird stage
2010Cotonou 11/10/2009Benin BEN1:0 (0:0)GHA GhanaThird stage
2010Accra 06/09/2009Ghana GHA2:0 (1:0)SDN SudanThird stage
2010Omdurman 20/06/2009Sudan SDN0:2 (0:1)GHA GhanaThird stage
2010Bamako 07/06/2009Mali MLI0:2 (0:0)GHA GhanaThird stage
2010Kumasi 29/03/2009Ghana GHA1:0 (1:0)BEN BeninThird stage
2010Tripoli 05/09/2008Libya LBY1:0 (0:0)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2010Accra 22/06/2008Ghana GHA2:0 (1:0)GAB GabonSecond stage
2010Libreville 14/06/2008Gabon GAB2:0 (1:0)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2010Mangaung/Bloemfontein 08/06/2008Lesotho LES2:3 (0:2)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2010Kumasi 01/06/2008Ghana GHA3:0 (1:0)LBY LibyaSecond stage
2006Praia 08/10/2005Cape Verde Islands CPV0:4 (0:2)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2006Kumasi 04/09/2005Ghana GHA2:0 (2:0)UGA UgandaSecond stage
2006Johannesburg 18/06/2005South Africa RSA0:2 (0:0)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2006Kumasi 10/10/2004Ghana GHA0:0COD Congo DRSecond stage
2006Kumasi 05/09/2004Ghana GHA2:0 (1:0)CPV Cape Verde IslandsSecond stage
2006Kampala 03/07/2004Uganda UGA1:1 (1:0)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2006Kumasi 20/06/2004Ghana GHA3:0 (1:0)RSA South AfricaSecond stage
2006Ouagadougou 05/06/2004Burkina Faso BFA1:0 (0:0)GHA GhanaSecond stage
2006Accra 16/11/2003Somalia SOM0:5 (0:1)GHA GhanaPlay-off
FIFA World Cup™
2014Natal 16/06/2014Ghana GHA1:2 (0:1)USA USAFirst stage
2006Dortmund 27/06/2006Brazil BRA3:0 (2:0)GHA GhanaRound of 16
2006Nuremberg 22/06/2006Ghana GHA2:1 (2:1)USA USAGroup matches
2006Cologne 17/06/2006Czech Republic CZE0:2 (0:1)GHA GhanaGroup matches
2006Hanover 12/06/2006Italy ITA2:0 (1:0)GHA GhanaGroup matches

Latest News


  • Arturo Vidal of Juventus is challenged by Michael Essien and Andrea Poli of AC Milan
  • Michael Essien (L) of Ghana speaks to Andre Ayew (R) in the tunnel on the way to the pitch after the half time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Portugal and Ghana
  • Ghana's midfielder Michael Essien (R) vies with Netherlands' midfielder Jonathan De Guzman
  • Dutch forward Arjen Robben (L) vies for the ball with Ghanian midfielder Michael Essien
  • Juanfran of Atletico Madrid competes for the ball with Michael Essien of AC Milan
  • Dries Mertens of Napoli and Michael Essien of Milan in action
  • Michael Essien and Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea FC
  • Michael Essien of Real Madrid celebrates with head coach Jose Mourinho
  • Michael Essien of Real Madrid celebrates with team-mates
  • Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis
  • Michael Essien of Real Madrid takes a throw in during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray
  • Essien of Real Madrid is challenged by Burak Yilmaz of Galatasaray
  • Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) vies with Getafe's midfielder Pablo Sarabia
  • Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien smiles
  • Michael Essien #5 of Chelsea throws his shirt to fans
  • Michael Essien of Chelsea and Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs compete