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John Obi Mikel
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Personal information
Full name John Michael Nchekwube Obinna
Date of birth 22 April 1987 (1987-04-22) (age 33)
Place of birth    Jos, Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club England Stoke City
Number TBA
Youth clubs
2002–2004 Flag of Nigeria 001 Plateau United
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2004–2006
2006–2017
2017–2018
2019
2019–2020
2020–
Flag of Norway Lyn
England Chelsea
Flag of the People's Republic of China Tianjin TEDA
England Middlesbrough
Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor
England Stoke City
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208 00(1)
031 00(3)
018 00(1)
019 00(0)
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National team
2005–2019
2016
Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria Olympic
089 00(6)
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John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (born 22 April 1987), commonly known as Mikel John Obi, John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi, is a Nigerian footballer, who plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Stoke City.

Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. 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. Mikel moved back to England in August 2020 joining Stoke City. In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 88 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.

Honours

Clubs

Chelsea
Trabzonspor

International

Nigeria
Nigeria Olympic

Individual

  • U-20 World Cup Silver football 2005
  • African Young Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
  • Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2007, 2008

External links

Stoke City FC
Stoke City F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Butland · 2 Bauer · 4 Allen · 5 Williams · 7 Ince · 8 Etebo · 9 Afobe · 10 Vokes · 11 McClean · 12 Tymon · 14 Batth · 15 Martins Indi · 16 Adam · 17 Shawcross (c) · 18 Diouf · 19 Berahino · 22 Clucas · 24 Fletcher · 27 Bojan · 29 Haugaard · 30 Edwards · 31 Verlinden · 32 Federici · 33 Sørensen · 34 Shenton · 37 Collins · 38 Woods ·

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Nigeria
Nigeria – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Enyeama 2. Yobo (c) 3. Uzoenyi 4. Gabriel 5. Ambrose 6. Egwuekwe 7. Musa 8. Odemwingie 9. Emenike 10. Mikel 11. Moses 12. Odunlami 13. Oshaniwa 14. Oboabona 15. Azeez 16. Ejide 17. Onazi 18. Babatunde 19. Nwofor 20. Uchebo 21. Agbim 22. Omeruo 23. Ameobi

Nigeria
Nigeria – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Ezenwa 2. Idowu 3. Echiéjilé 4. Ndidi 5. Troost-Ekong 6. Balogun 7. Musa 8. Etebo 9. Ighalo 10. Mikel (c) 11. Moses 12. Abdullahi 13. Nwankwo 14. Iheanacho 15. Obi 16. Akpeyi 17. Onazi 18. Iwobi 19. Ogu 20. Awaziem 21. Ebuehi 22. Omeruo 23. Uzoho

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