John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel (Wikimedia Commons, Кирилл Венедиктов, CC-BY-3.0)On 22 April 1987 Nigerian professional footballer and FIFA World Youth Championship Silver Ball winner 2005 John Obi Mikel was born in Jos, Plateau State. He plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Stoke City.

Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. He stayed with Chelsea for 11 years, before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017. After two years in China, he returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough, before joining Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019. Mikel moved back to England in August 2020 joining Stoke City. In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 88 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.

(Source: English Wikipedia)

Selected titles

Maami / by Tunde Kelani; Tunde Babalola; Funke Akindele; Wole Ojo; Tamilore Kuboye; Okinba Launko; Mainframe Productions. - Lagos : Ajimson Integrated Services Ltd, [2014?]

Don't die on Wednesday / Michael Afenfia. - Okota, Lagos : Origami, cop. 2014

Odyssey of a green eagle : from the pitch to the summit / Patrick Ekeji. - Lagos : Prestige, cop. 2014

Me, football and more : a selection of the media writings of "Mathematical" Segun Odegbami / Segun Odegbami; Remi Akano. - [Nigeria?] : KD Books, [2013]

The Federation Cup and Nigerian Football : a tribute to the nation's oldest football competition / Ed Emeka Keazor. - [Lagos] : Storm 360 Limited, cop. 2012

For newspaper articles on John Obi Mikel see ASCL catalogue and Google news.
How underrated was John Obi Mikel ? CFC Videos, 2020

Picture gallery: Nigerian professional football players via Wikidata