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Michael ESSIEN
Out of Contract

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Full name Michael Kojo Essien  
Date of Birth December 3, 1982
Birthplace Accra, Ghana
Height 178 cm
Position Defensive midfielder (or central midfielder / right full back)
Foot Right
Nationality Ghanaian (and French)
Club Out of Contract (since March 20, 2018)
Nation Ghana
Int. debut Age 19 (January 21, 2002 - vs. Morocco)
World Cups 4 matches (2014: 1 / 2006: 3)

 

CAREER STATISTICS
Season Club
-
-
*
Games
Goals
2018 Out of Contract
-
1
-
-
- Persib Bandung 
-
1
0
0
2017 Persib Bandung
-
1
29
5
2015-16 Panathinaikos
-
1
12
1
2014-15 Milan
-
1
13
0
2013-14 Milan
-
1
7
0
- Chelsea
-
1
5
0
2012-13 Real Madrid (L)
-
1
21
2
2011-12 Chelsea
-
1
14
0
2010-11 Chelsea
-
1
33
3
2009-10 Chelsea
-
1
14
3
2008-09 Chelsea
-
1
11
1
2007-08 Chelsea
-
1
27
6
2006-07 Chelsea
-
1
33
2
2005-06 Chelsea
-
1
31
2
2004-05 Olympique Lyon
-
1
37
4
2003-04 Olympique Lyon
-
1
34
3
2002-03 Bastia
-
1
29
6
2001-02 Bastia 
-
1
24
4
2000-01 Bastia
-
1
12
1
*) League level
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
03.2018
Persib Bandung 
-
Out of Contract
-
03.2017
Out of Contract
-
Persib Bandung 
-
09.2016
Panathinaikos
-
Out of Contract
-
07.2015
-
Panathinaikos
Free
01.2014
-
Free
08.2005
-
38.0
07.2003
Bastia
-
11.7
08.2000
Liberty Accra
-
Bastia
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TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2017-18 Persib Bandung
?
2016-17 Persib Bandung
-
2015-16 Panathinaikos
-
2014-15 Milan
-
2013-14 Milan
-
- Chelsea
-
2012-13 Real Madrid
216
2011-12 Chelsea
-
2010-11 Chelsea
52
2009-10 Chelsea
283
2008-09 Chelsea
-
2007-08 Chelsea
30

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2017-18 ?
-
2016-17 None
-
2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 None
-
2012-13 None
-
2011-12 None
-
2010-11 None
-
2009-10 None
-
2008-09 None
-
2007-08 None
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DID YOU KNOW ?

Michael Essien began his career playing for Liberty Professionals in his home country.

In 2000, he moved to France joining SC Bastia.

When he signed with Chelsea FC in 2005, he became the most expensive African footballer in history at the time.

He has often been referred to as "The Bison" for his tough tackling style, boundless energy and physical presence on the pitch.