John Mikel Obi

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (John Mikel Obi is more widespread name) is a footballer from Nigeria, who considered to be a famous halfback of English club Chelsea and the local team within the homeland.

John Mikel is born in April 22, 1987 in Jos (Nigeria). His father, who joined the Igbo ethnic group, owned the transport firm. His name is rather meaningful: therefore "Nchekwube" is considered to be "hope" and "Obinna" is related to "Father´s heart".

Obi began to climb the corporate ladder by football as his vocation and recently he was invited to participate in Pepsi Football Academy, it is worth noting that around 3000 people tried their hand in the competition. This Academy is famous for its objective: it deals with different prospective celebrities, promising young men, to allow them to join the ranks of professional game. At that time he was markedly different from his peers. However, Obi was noticed.

John Mikel was picked up with the expectation that he would play in the team, which includes such venerable players as Victor Obinna, Celestine Babayaro, Chris Obodo. Whereupon Obi appeared before the audience on the European arena. John Mikel added points to Nigeria by participating in the FIFA Under-17 World Championships, which took place in Finland.

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John Mikel Obi's salary per week in China

John Mikel Obi's salary per week in China

John Mikel Obi's salary per week in China
Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier

Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier

The Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but they have one their final game to against Algeria who have no chance of making the tournament.

Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier
Mikel speaks ahead of Algeria v Nigeria World Cup qualifier

Mikel speaks ahead of Algeria v Nigeria World Cup qualifier

Nigeria will round up their qualifying games in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers today when the Super Eagles face Algeria in their last qualifying encounter.

Mikel speaks ahead of Algeria v Nigeria World Cup qualifier
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals how he became a Chelsea player despite being unveiled by Manchester United

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals how he became a Chelsea player despite being unveiled by Manchester United

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has revealed how a contractual error forced him to sign to Chelsea despite being unveiled as a Manchester United player.

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals how he became a Chelsea player despite being unveiled by Manchester United
Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)

Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have settled and begun training in Rabat, Morocco ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine.

Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)
Check out what Super Eagles stars were caught doing in Morocco ahead of their games against Algeria and Argentina (photos)

Check out what Super Eagles stars were caught doing in Morocco ahead of their games against Algeria and Argentina (photos)

Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently in Morocco where they are preparing for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria and their friendly against Argentina.

Check out what Super Eagles stars were caught doing in Morocco ahead of their games against Algeria and Argentina (photos)
Mikel Obi bonds with his twin daughters, plays donkey game with the cuties (photos)

Mikel Obi bonds with his twin daughters, plays donkey game with the cuties (photos)

Olga, the wife of Nigerian footballer Mikel Obi, shared these photos of the player bonding with their twin daughters. Here's how Mikel treats his kids.

Mikel Obi bonds with his twin daughters, plays donkey game with the cuties (photos)
Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have begun preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Rabat, Morocco on Monday, November 6.

Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash
Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches

Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches

Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to injury suffered playing for Chanchung Yatai.

Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches
Mikel Obi vs. 2face Idibia: who is richer?

Mikel Obi vs. 2face Idibia: who is richer?

Interesting information about the riches of ★ Mikel Obi and 2face Idibia ★ Which of them is wealthier: the successful football player or the famous musician?

Mikel Obi vs. 2face Idibia: who is richer?
How Messi and Argentina teammates decided on Nigeria friendly

How Messi and Argentina teammates decided on Nigeria friendly

‎Argentina's senior players lead by captain Lionel Messi decided to settle for a friendly game against the Super Eagles ahead of Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

How Messi and Argentina teammates decided on Nigeria friendly
Revealed! The players Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi voted to win the FIFA footballer of the year

Revealed! The players Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi voted to win the FIFA footballer of the year

Documents released by FIFA have revealed the manner in which captain of national football teams including Nigeria voted for the FIFA footballer of the year.

Revealed! The players Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi voted to win the FIFA footballer of the year
Saura kiris: Kyaftin din Najeriya ya sha da kyar a Kasar China

Saura kiris: Kyaftin din Najeriya ya sha da kyar a Kasar China

Tauraron Dan wasan Najeriya Mikel Obi ya sha da kyar a Kasar China inda Kungiyar sa na wasan kwallon kafa ta kusa burmawa gasa na biyu a Kasar ta China.

Saura kiris: Kyaftin din Najeriya ya sha da kyar a Kasar China
Amazing! Checkout how Mikel Obi ensured the future of his club was safe

Amazing! Checkout how Mikel Obi ensured the future of his club was safe

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel played the whole duration of Tianjin Teda's win over Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League as they escaped relegation.

Amazing! Checkout how Mikel Obi ensured the future of his club was safe
Check out adorable photos of Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and 3 other Super Eagles players who have beautiful kids

Check out adorable photos of Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and 3 other Super Eagles players who have beautiful kids

Nigeria is a country blessed with many talented footballers in which many of these players are playing in the European Leagues and other Leagues in the world.

Check out adorable photos of Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and 3 other Super Eagles players who have beautiful kids
4 Super Eagles players who chose foreign ladies over Nigerian women (photos)

4 Super Eagles players who chose foreign ladies over Nigerian women (photos)

Nigerian foot stars are widely traveled across the world playing the football they love and while at it the found foreign beauty that they married....

4 Super Eagles players who chose foreign ladies over Nigerian women (photos)
See the romantic way Mikel's Russian girlfriend congratulated him for leading Nigeria to 2018 World Cup (photo)

See the romantic way Mikel's Russian girlfriend congratulated him for leading Nigeria to 2018 World Cup (photo)

Mikel Obi's Russian girlfriend Olga Diyachenko has felicitated with her boyfriend after helping the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

See the romantic way Mikel's Russian girlfriend congratulated him for leading Nigeria to 2018 World Cup (photo)
John Obi Mikel reveals the most important reason that will make him return to Chelsea

John Obi Mikel reveals the most important reason that will make him return to Chelsea

Mikel currently plays for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda, and the midfield maestro has been superb for them since joining the club from Chelsea.

John Obi Mikel reveals the most important reason that will make him return to Chelsea
Mikel Obi, 4 other rich Nigerian footballers who are already planning for life after football with side businesses (photos)

Mikel Obi, 4 other rich Nigerian footballers who are already planning for life after football with side businesses (photos)

Nigerian footballers are among the richest men in Nigeria considering the wages they collect at their respective clubs in Europe and other parts of the world.

Mikel Obi, 4 other rich Nigerian footballers who are already planning for life after football with side businesses (photos)
How the Super Eagles overcame Zambia in tense 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (photos)

How the Super Eagles overcame Zambia in tense 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (photos)

Experience the Nigeria Super Eagles 1 - 0 victory over the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Saturday, October 7 at the Goodwill Akpabio stadium in Uyo in pictures.

How the Super Eagles overcame Zambia in tense 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (photos)
John Obi Mikel finally speaks for the first time after Super Eagles' qualification for the 2018 FIFA World cup

John Obi Mikel finally speaks for the first time after Super Eagles' qualification for the 2018 FIFA World cup

Nigeria's win over Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo on Saturday gave the Super Eagles the ticket for them to fly to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.

John Obi Mikel finally speaks for the first time after Super Eagles' qualification for the 2018 FIFA World cup
Super Eagles stars celebrate after securing Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo (photos)

Super Eagles stars celebrate after securing Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo (photos)

Captain John Mikel Obi led the celebrations on the pitch after the Super Eagles defeated Zambia to secure a ticket for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Super Eagles stars celebrate after securing Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo (photos)
I will soon retire for Alex Iwobi - Mikel

I will soon retire for Alex Iwobi - Mikel

Mikel and Iwobi were among the Super Eagles players that entertained question from journalists at a press conference before the game against Zambia in Uyo....

I will soon retire for Alex Iwobi - Mikel
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