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Former Chelsea and Nigeria Midfielder John Obi Mikel Has Announced His Retirement-Report



John Obi Mikel, who is a former Nigeria and Chelsea professional footballer, has announced his retirement, The former Nigerian midfielder began his football career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004

John Obi Mikel made his debut for the Nigeria senior team on 17 August 2005 before he joined Chelsea FC in 2006, when he came on as a second-half substitute in a 1‚Äď0 friendly win over Libya. Below are the Nigerian former midfield football careers.

Youth career

2002-2004.    Plateau United

Senior career

Years.            Team.          Appearance/Goal scored

2004-2006.     Lyn.                     6/(1)

2006-2017.    Chelsea.                 249/(1)

2017-2018.    Tianjin TEDA.           31/(3)

2019.           Middlesbrough.        18/(1)

2019-2020.    Trabzonspor.           19/(0)

2020-2021.    Stoke City.              39/(0)

2021.           Kuwait SC.              0/(0)

National team

2005-2019.    Nigeria.                91/(6)

2016.           Nigeria Olympic.       6/(1)

However, the 35 years old won two Premier League trophies with Chelsea, one Europa League trophy, one English Super Cup, two League Cups, four FA Cup trophies. He was also part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League trophy for the first time in 2012 and won the 2013 African Cup Of Nation (AFCON) with Nigeria


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