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AFTER 20 YEARS OF GREAT SERVICE TO BOTH CLUB AND COUNTRY, MIKEL SAYS GOODBYE TO FOOTBALL.

Nigerian football icon and Chelsea legend  John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from football today at the age of 35. Born on the 22 of April 1987, Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. The Super eagles legend played for Chelsea for 11 years

winning the English Premier League twice and the Champions League in 2012, he also helped Chelsea win the Europa League in 2013. The defensive midfielder made over 372 appearances for Chelsea between 2006-2017 scoring 6 goals and providing just 13 assists. Mikel retires a true legend for both club and country as he also helped Nigeria win the African Cup Of Nations 

in 2013 under late Stephen Keshi, defeating Burkina Faso in the final. He is married to Olga Diyachenko, both have two daughters between them Ava and Mia.

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