What is John Mikel Obi net worth ?
John Mikel Obi net worth 2021: John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He was born on 22nd April 1987. John Mikel Obi is $50 million rich in 2021.
Mikel was born in Jos, Plateau State, the son of Michael Obi, who runs an inter-state transport company in Jos. His father was a member of the Igbo ethnic group.
Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004
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. 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.
John Mikel Obi net worth
In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 88 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.
While preparing for the FIFA championship, the Nigerian Football Association incorrectly wrote the name of the football player. He turned from Michael to Mikel. Michael had to play in Finland as Mikel. He liked his new name and decided to keep it.
John Mikel Obi net worth
On July 31, 2006, the football player admitted that he liked the name “Mikel John Obi” more. In summer 2005, Mikel played for Nigerian national team in the Youth Championship holding in the Netherlands. He was just superb.
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Although his team could not win the final game, specifically his play was rated highly enough. Mikel was awarded the Silver Ball. According to the voting results he was recognized as the second best player of the whole tournament.
On 12 August 2011, Mikel’s father, Michael Obi, was the victim of a suspected kidnapping in Nigeria. Mikel was informed before Chelsea’s match against Stoke City two days later but opted to play despite his concerns for his father’s well-being.
On 15 August 2011, Mikel made an impassioned plea for his father’s safe return. He told Sky Sports News, “I’ve always tried to help the country, this is the time for the country to help me, whoever knows where my dad is should please contact me.”
Michael Obi was found alive on 22 August 2011, in the Nigerian city of Kano. His abductors were reported to be in police custody.
On 26 June 2018, a few hours before a FIFA World Cup match, Mikel was informed of another kidnapping of Michael Obi, but did not tell any of his team members. The Enugu State Police stated that they rescued Michael Obi on 2 July after a gunfight.
John Mikel Obi net worth 2021
Mikel is one of the richest footballers in Africa with a net worth of $50 million.
- Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15
- FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12
- Football League Cup: 2006–07
- FA Community Shield: 2009
- UEFA Champions League: 2011–12
- UEFA Europa League: 2012–13
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2013
- Summer Olympics bronze medalist: 2016
- FIFA World Youth Championship Silver Ball: 2005
- CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year: 2005
- Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2007,2008
— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) July 3, 2018
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