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John Mikel Obi Net worth and Biography (Forbes)

An ode to John Obi Mikel: Chelsea and Nigeria's underrated, selfless hero

Jonh Mikel Obi  is a Nigerian professional footballer who once played for Chelsea football club. He is a defensive middle fielder. John Mikel Obi net worth as of is $47 million, he is among the world richest footballers.

Mikel Obi Biography

Mikel Obi was conceived in Jos, the capital of plateau state on 22 April 1987, Mikel 0bi was once a midfield player for Chelsea and also part of the Nigerian National Team. He began his football career at a very tender age when he was chosen for Pepsi Football Academy at the age of 12 and went to play for Nigeria at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships. He led the Nigerian team to the finals and was named second best player during the tournament.

Before Joining the Norwegian Club lyn in 2004, Mikel began his career with Plateau United ( a local club team in Jos). In 2006, he made a controversial club transfer to English Club Chelsea after Manchester United claim of signing him.

It was announced in 2005 that Manchester united would sign him, but days later, Chelsea also issued a similar news that they had already come to an agreement with John Mikel Obi. He joined a press conference with Manchester United and eventually signed a deal with the football team. It was later revealed that John Mikel Obi traveled to London, where he claimed Manchester United pressured him into signing his deal without the consent of his agent and that his interest is in playing for Chelsea.

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Chelsea reach a deal with Mikel’s current club, Oslo Lyn, a year after their controversies with Manchester united, they were able to sign a contract with Chelsea in 2006. He played with Chelsea for 11 years, before moving to China to play for Tianjin TEDA in 2017.

He returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough after spending two years in China. He later joined Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019. He currently plays for Stoke City.

Mikel Obi Awards

  • Mikel has won several honors and awards for his good efforts. Some of the honors and awards include;
  • Young player of the year in 2005 and 2006
  • Chelsea young player of the year in 2007 and 2008
  • FIFA youth championship silver ball in 2005
  • CAF most promising talent of the year in 2005
  • Summer Olympic goal medalist in 2016
  • And so many others

Insight in to John mikel Obi biography and Net worth

· Full Name: John Obi Mikel
· Date of Birth: 22 April 1987
·Place of birth: Jos, plateau state, Nigeria

·Playing position: Defensive midfielder

·Religion: Christian
.Nationality: Nigerian
·Ethnicity: Igbo
·         Marital status: Married with children
·         Profession Footballer
·         Net worth: $47 million
·         Salary: Updating
·         Height: 1.8m (6 ft 2 in)


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Mikel Obi Football Career (club)


teamYearsappearanceGoal scored
Plateau United2002 to 2004Updating…Updating…
lyn2004 to 200661
chelsea2006 to 2017249
Tianjin teda2017 to 201831
middlesbrough2018 to 201918
Stoke city2020- present4


National team

teamappearanceGoal scored
Nigeria olympic61



Mikel Obi Net worth

John Mikel Obi is among the richest footballers in the world and the most influential African Footballer,  with a net worth of $47 million

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