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Michael ESSIEN
Persib Bandung (IDN)

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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 Persib Bandung (IDN) 
Nation Ghana
Int. debut Age 19 (January 21, 2002 - vs. Morocco)
World Cups 4 matches (2014: 1 / 2006: 3)
Honours

Club
1
UEFA Champions League (2011-12)
2
English Championships (2005-06, 2009-10)
2 French Championships (2003-04, 2004-05)
4 English Cups (2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12)
1 English League Cup (2006-07)
1 English Super Cup (2009)
Individual
1
French League Player of the Year (2004-05)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2016-17 Persib Bandung (IDN)
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2015-16 Panathinaikos (GRE)
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2014-15 Milan (ITA)
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2013-14 Milan (ITA)
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- Chelsea (ENG)
-
2012-13 Real Madrid (SPA)
216
2011-12 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2010-11 Chelsea (ENG)
52
2009-10 Chelsea (ENG)
283
2008-09 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2007-08 Chelsea (ENG)
30

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2016-17 None
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2015-16 None
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2014-15 None
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2013-14 None
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2012-13 None
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2011-12 None
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2010-11 None
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2009-10 None
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2008-09 None
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2007-08 None
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CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2017 Persib Bandung
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2015-16 Panathinaikos
12
1
2014-15 Milan
13
0
2013-14 Milan
7
0
- Chelsea
5
0
2012-13 Real Madrid
21
2
2011-12 Chelsea
14
0
2010-11 Chelsea
33
3
2009-10 Chelsea
14
3
2008-09 Chelsea
11
1
2007-08 Chelsea
27
6
2006-07 Chelsea
33
2
2005-06 Chelsea
31
2
2004-05 Olympique Lyon
37
4
2003-04 Olympique Lyon  
34
3
2002-03 Bastia
29
6
2001-02 Bastia 
24
4
2000-01 Bastia
12
1



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.