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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 midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team.


Mikel was born in Jos, Nigeria as John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, the son of Michael Obi, who runs an inter-state transport company in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. As his father was a member of the Igbo ethnic group, "Nchekwube" means "hope" and "Obi" is a nickname for the Igbo name "Obinna" (meaning "FatherA?s heart").
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. A team which at that particular time was well known for going around Nigeria to search for the best there is from all the upcoming future stars, young talents to later move on to rather more professional football. Already then Obi stood out to all the scouts. He got picked to play in a top-flight team Plateau United also known for making stars from players like Celestine Babayaro, Victor Obinna, Chris Obodo and many more which moved on to playing in European teams and representing their country later on in their careers. Later known as John Obi Mikel he was gaining headlines for his country at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships held in Finland. Subsequently he went on trial to South Africa club Ajax Cape Town, before joining Lyn in Norway.
During preparations for the 2003 FIFA 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. On 31 July 2006, he stated that he prefers to be called Mikel John Obi instead of John Obi Mikel, as he had most commonly been called.
In the summer of 2005, Mikel played for Nigeria at the FIFA World Youth Championships held in the Netherlands. He had an excell

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Mikel Obi supports Chelsea in FA Cup final against Manchester United

Mikel John Obi (@) 2013-07-22 14:22:09.0 Ahead of the final, Mikel was a Chelsea player for 10 years took to his Twitter to wish his former club good luck ahead of the final. “Wanted to wish @ChelseaFC all the best for tomorrow. Go and get another ...
Posted: May 18, 2018, 9:45 pm

Lokosa, Mikel in as Rohr names Super Eagles’ provisional squad

Super Eagles Skipper, John Obi Mikel, who plays for Tianjin Teda of China, leads the 30 players expected to fight for inclusion in the final 23-man team for the World Cup. Others in the list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF ...
Posted: May 14, 2018, 9:18 pm

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa Make Super Eagles 30-man World Cup Squad

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Monday listed John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and 27 others in his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup 2018 finals scheduled to kick off in barely 30 days from today. FC Crotone striker ...
Posted: May 14, 2018, 4:21 pm
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