Michael Essien net worth 2023: Michael Kojo Essien or famously known as Michael Essien is a retired Ghanaian professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Indonesian football club, Persib Bandung. Michael Essien net worth makes him the richest in Ghana.
He has played for Top European football clubs, French club Lyon, English Premier League club, Chelsea FC, Spanish La Liga club, Real Madrid and Italian Serie A club, AC Milan previously.
Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana. In 2000, he moved to France to join Bastia, where he would spend three seasons and appear in over 60 matches before joining Ligue title holders Lyon in 2003.
At Lyon, Essien won back-to-back league titles in 2003–04 and 2004–05, and won Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2005. During his five-year stint in France, he acquired French citizenship. In 2005, Essien signed with Premier League side Chelsea for a £24.4 million transfer fee and, at the time of his signing, was the most expensive African footballer in history.
At Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2012, while also placing as runner up in the 2008 UEFA Champions League. He has won the Chelsea Goal of the Season award twice, in the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons.
Essien’s international career started with the Ghana under-17 national team, the Black Starlets, when he played in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand and won the bronze medal. In 2001, despite being one of the youngest players in the tournament, Essien participated in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship with the Black Satellites in Argentina, where the nation finished runners-up to Argentina. His exceptional performances captured the attention of many and was widely tipped to be one of Africa’s next rising stars.
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Essien made his competitive senior debut in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations against Morocco on 21 January 2002. but had played for Ghana in a pre-tournament friendly against Egypt on 4 January 2002.
Michael Essien net worth
Michael Essien net worth 2023 is estimated at $45 million. The football star has a couple of luxurious houses in London and back home in Ghana. He owns a luxurious house in Cobham in the United Kingdom. The house is estimated to be purchased at $1.5 million.
|Net worth||$45 million|
|Date of Birth||3 December 1982|
|Place of Birth||Accra, Ghana|
|Wife||Akosua Puni Essien|
|Alma Mater||St. Augustine College, Cape Coast, Ghana|