John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

Fact Box

Born: 22/04/1987 in Jos
Nationality: Nigeria Nigeria
International Caps: 60
International Debut: 17 August 2005 vs Libya

2018/19 Playing Statistics


  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
All 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

He may not be particularly appreciated in the Premier League, where his role is often limited with club side Chelsea, but Mikel is an influential figure for the Super Eagles.

Indeed, it’s hard to find too many players that are more important to the squad than the central midfielder.

Mikel brings the kind of experience that few in the squad can offer, and the Premier League and Champions League winner also possesses a passing range upon which the side’s offensive play is based.

His long-distance range finders are gleefully pounced upon by the likes of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike; it’s a weapon that will likely come in handy in Brazil.

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