Happy Birthday 🇳🇬John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. He stayed with Chelsea for 11 years, before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017. After two years in China, he returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough, before joining Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019. In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 88 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.

• Champions League winner

• AFCON winner

• Premier League winner 🏆🏆

• FA Cup winner 🏆🏆🏆

• Olympic Bronze🥉 winner

• Europa League winner

• 2nd Nigerian to play at U-17 WC, U-20 WC, Olympics and World Cup

• African legend 👍

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