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Michael Kojo Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Milan and the Ghana national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style which has earned him the nickname "The Bison". Essien can also play as a defender, both on the right of defence and in the centre.
Essien began his career playing for Liberty Professionals in his home country. In 2000, he moved to France joining Bastia. Essien spent three seasons at the club appearing in over 60 matches before joining league champions Olympique Lyonnais in 2003. At Lyon, Essien won back-to-back league titles in 2003a??04 and 2004a??05 and also played in the UEFA Champions League for the first time. During his five-year stint in France, he acquired French citizenship. In 2005, Essien signed with Chelsea for a fee of A?24.4 million and, at the time of his signing, was the most expensive African footballer in history. At Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one Football League Cup. In 2008, he appeared in the UEFA Champions League Final. He has won the Chelsea Goal of the season award twice, in the 2006a??07 and 2008a??09 seasons.
Essien is a Ghanaian international. At youth level, he represented his country at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship with the latter team finishing as runner-up. Essien made his senior team debut in January 2002 and has represented his nation at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where Ghana reached the Round of 16. He is often referred to as the Bison for his tough tackling style, boundless energy and physical presence on the pitch.


In July 2000, Essien was signed by Division 1 club Bastia and made his debut for the club on 30 September 2000 in a league match against Metz appear

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Michael Essien admits he's at career crossroads

Michael Essien has told KweséESPN that he doesn't know what the future holds as he inches closer to the end of his playing career. The 35-year old has revealed that he's mentally prepared to hang up his boots, and is happy with what he's achieved during ...
Posted: May 19, 2018, 11:44 am

Michael Essien receives rapturous welcome in Singapore ahead of legends game

Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien received a rapturous welcome in Singapore ahead of his trip to London for the Legends Charity game on Friday. The Ghanaian who plies his trade in Indonesia made a short trip to Singapore, where he took the ...
Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:14 pm

Greek giants Panathinaikos docked 3 points over unpaid Essien arrears

The EPA Arbitration Court have deducted three points from Panathinaikos after failing to settle unpaid wages to Ghana midfielder Michael Essien from February - March. The Court say the Athens-based side have five working days to either pay the full amount ...
Posted: May 10, 2018, 11:33 am
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