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MIKEL, Jon Obi

Jon Obi MIKEL
TJ Teda (CHN)
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Full name John Michael Nchekube Obinna  
Date of Birth April 22, 1987
Birthplace Plateau State, Nigeria
Height 188 cm
Position Defensive midfielder
Foot Both
Nationality Nigerian
Club TJ Teda (CHN)
Nation Nigeria
Int. debut Age 18 (August 17, 2005 - vs. Libya)
World Cups 4 matches (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2017-18 Teda (CHN)
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2016-17 Teda (CHN)
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- Chelsea (ENG)
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2015-16 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2014-15 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2013-14 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2012-13 Chelsea (ENG)
233
2011-12 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2010-11 Chelsea (ENG)
205
2009-10 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2008-09 Chelsea (ENG)
57
2007-08 Chelsea (ENG)
188

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2017-18 ?
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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 Young Guns
8
2007-08 Young Guns
20


DID YOU KNOW ?

Mikel started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

During preparations for the 2003 FI
FA Under-17 World Championships, the Nigerian Football Association mistakenly submitted "Michael" as "Mikel" for the tournament in Finland. He decided to keep the new name, saying that it had a special ring to it.

In the summer of 2005, Mikel played for Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 World Youth Championships held in the Netherlands. He won the Silver Ball after being voted the tournament's second best player.

On January 24, 2009, Mikel was charged with drunk driving, just hours before an FA Cup game against Ipswich Town. He was not due to play in the game as he was serving a suspension.