John Obi Mikel (born 22 April 1987 in Nigeria) is a Chelsea and the Nigeria national team midfielder.
He began his football career for Plateau United (from 2002 till 2003). From 2004 he played for Ajax Cape Town. In 2005, Mikel signed for Lyn of Norway and spent a season there before he was bought by Chelsea for £16 million. John plays there up till now and he wrapped up a lot of trophies: the FA Cup (in 2007, 2009, 2010), the League Cup (2007), the FA Community Shield (2009). Mikel became the Premier League Champion (2009/10) and the UEFA Champions League Winner (2011/12).
Two bronze medals of the African Cup of Nations (2006 and 2010) complete the list of the player’s trophies.
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