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
Mikel reveals his favourite supporter in the world after leading Nigeria to a 4-0 win over Cameroon (photos)

Mikel reveals his favourite supporter in the world after leading Nigeria to a 4-0 win over Cameroon (photos)

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has revealed his favourite supporter in the world after leading Nigeria to a big 4-0 win over African champions Cameroon....

Mikel reveals his favourite supporter in the world after leading Nigeria to a 4-0 win over Cameroon (photos)
See the 5 outstanding Super Eagles players that stood out in the game against Cameroon

See the 5 outstanding Super Eagles players that stood out in the game against Cameroon

In the world Cup qualifier against Cameroon, The Super Eagles showed great class in the execution of the game, giving it the strong level of professionalism tha

See the 5 outstanding Super Eagles players that stood out in the game against Cameroon
Mikel makes big promise to Nigerians after Nigeria 4-0 emphatic win over Cameroon

Mikel makes big promise to Nigerians after Nigeria 4-0 emphatic win over Cameroon

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has vowed to do all it takes to ensure the Super Eagles clinch Russia 2018 World Cup ticket and the AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.

Mikel makes big promise to Nigerians after Nigeria 4-0 emphatic win over Cameroon
Nigerians react as Nigeria secure impressive 4 - 0 win over Cameroon

Nigerians react as Nigeria secure impressive 4 - 0 win over Cameroon

Nigerians took to social media to hail the effort of the Super Eagles after the team secured a 4 - 0 victory over Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

Nigerians react as Nigeria secure impressive 4 - 0 win over Cameroon
Embarrassing defeat for Cameroon in Uyo as Nigeria decimate the African champions in World Cup Qualifier

Embarrassing defeat for Cameroon in Uyo as Nigeria decimate the African champions in World Cup Qualifier

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4 - 0 in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier played at the Goodswill Akpabio stadium in Akwa-Ibom state.

Embarrassing defeat for Cameroon in Uyo as Nigeria decimate the African champions in World Cup Qualifier
Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ighalo the heroes as Nigeria defeat Cameroon in Uyo

Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ighalo the heroes as Nigeria defeat Cameroon in Uyo

Reigning African champions Cameroon will take a big step to fight for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket in Russia when they face Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo.

Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ighalo the heroes as Nigeria defeat Cameroon in Uyo
Emotional moment in Uyo as Mikel, others honour leukemia-stricken Carl Ikeme ahead of their clash with Cameroon (photos)

Emotional moment in Uyo as Mikel, others honour leukemia-stricken Carl Ikeme ahead of their clash with Cameroon (photos)

It was an emotional moment for the Super Eagles on Wednesday as they honored Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who was diagnosed of leukemia.

Emotional moment in Uyo as Mikel, others honour leukemia-stricken Carl Ikeme ahead of their clash with Cameroon (photos)
Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles squad to face Cameroon in World Cup Qualifiers

Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles squad to face Cameroon in World Cup Qualifiers

Captain Mikel John Obi and forward Odion Ighalo are back in Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad to face Cameroon in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles squad to face Cameroon in World Cup Qualifiers
Gernot Rohr announces players who would make Super Eagles squad for Cameroon clash

Gernot Rohr announces players who would make Super Eagles squad for Cameroon clash

Gernot Rohr has said skipper Mikel Obi, Chelsea star Victor Moses and defender Leon Balogun are all listed on his squad for next month’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Gernot Rohr announces players who would make Super Eagles squad for Cameroon clash
Let your children play outside as much as possible, they don’t need iPads and iPhones - Mikel Obi’s wife advises parents

Let your children play outside as much as possible, they don’t need iPads and iPhones - Mikel Obi’s wife advises parents

Olga Diy, wife of the captain of Nigerian Super Eagles Mikel Obi has some advice for future parents. She disclosed this in an Instagram video.See her children

Let your children play outside as much as possible, they don’t need iPads and iPhones - Mikel Obi’s wife advises parents
No love! 4 players Antonio Conte treated like 'criminals' at Chelsea

No love! 4 players Antonio Conte treated like 'criminals' at Chelsea

In less than two seasons at Chelsea, Antonio Conte has won the Premier League and an FA Cup final and made enemies with some of the best player at the club.

No love! 4 players Antonio Conte treated like 'criminals' at Chelsea
Antonio Conte treated Mikel Obi 'far worse' than Diego Costa - Former Chelsea youngster

Antonio Conte treated Mikel Obi 'far worse' than Diego Costa - Former Chelsea youngster

Sarki claimed that the Super Eagles star was completely left out of the Blues squad because he decided to represent his country at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Antonio Conte treated Mikel Obi 'far worse' than Diego Costa - Former Chelsea youngster
Jubilation as Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi finally returns from injury

Jubilation as Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi finally returns from injury

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi could get selected for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon, having featured for Tianjin TEDA.

Jubilation as Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi finally returns from injury
Baba Ibeji: Mikel's girlfriend post incredible photo of him and his beautiful twin daughters

Baba Ibeji: Mikel's girlfriend post incredible photo of him and his beautiful twin daughters

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is among the richest players in the world who has been blessed with twins through his Russian pretty girlfriend Olga Diyanchenko.

Baba Ibeji: Mikel's girlfriend post incredible photo of him and his beautiful twin daughters
Checkout amazing photos of Mikel Obi and 3 other rich football stars who have twins

Checkout amazing photos of Mikel Obi and 3 other rich football stars who have twins

Many football stars are known to be single, while some are married and blessed with beautiful kids which sometimes come with them to the stadium during games.

Checkout amazing photos of Mikel Obi and 3 other rich football stars who have twins
Iheanacho, Mikel, 5 other most expensive Nigerian footballers in the world

Iheanacho, Mikel, 5 other most expensive Nigerian footballers in the world

The 20-year-old has now displaced Odion Ighalo who was the most expensive Nigerian player when he moved to Chinese League side Changchun Yatai from Watford.

Iheanacho, Mikel, 5 other most expensive Nigerian footballers in the world
Nigeria must qualify for 2018 World Cup or my wife's family could kill me - Mikel Obi

Nigeria must qualify for 2018 World Cup or my wife's family could kill me - Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi has vowed to do everything to ensure the Super Eagles qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia as failure will anger his girlfriend's family.

Nigeria must qualify for 2018 World Cup or my wife's family could kill me - Mikel Obi
Proud father: Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi takes his kids to school for the first time (photo)

Proud father: Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi takes his kids to school for the first time (photo)

Mikel Obi has shared an awesome photo of himself and his gorgeous wife Olga Diyachenko accompanying their twin daughters to school for the first time.

Proud father: Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi takes his kids to school for the first time (photo)
Mikel Obi finally tells Super Eagles fans when he will return to action

Mikel Obi finally tells Super Eagles fans when he will return to action

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Mikel Obi has declared himself fit and ready for the remaining 12 games for his Chinese Super League team Tianjin Teda.

Mikel Obi finally tells Super Eagles fans when he will return to action
Mikel Obi makes a move that suggests he may have dumped baby-mama Olga Diyachanko

Mikel Obi makes a move that suggests he may have dumped baby-mama Olga Diyachanko

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has set tongues wagging after he deleted all pictures of his Russian girlfriend Olga Diyachenko on his Instagram accoun

Mikel Obi makes a move that suggests he may have dumped baby-mama Olga Diyachanko
Top Nigerian celebs you didn't know were related (photos)

Top Nigerian celebs you didn't know were related (photos)

You might be familiar with some Nigerian celebrities and some of their family and friends, but you won't believe these five are actually blood related.

Top Nigerian celebs you didn't know were related (photos)
Former Super Eagles coach names the 2 players that will stop Cameroon ahead of CRUCIAL clash

Former Super Eagles coach names the 2 players that will stop Cameroon ahead of CRUCIAL clash

Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to battle the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the third round of the 2018 Russia World Cup qualifier in August 27, 2017

Former Super Eagles coach names the 2 players that will stop Cameroon ahead of CRUCIAL clash
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