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Ebenezeracquah1 06/25/2020

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Michael Essien was born 3rd December 1982 in Accra (Ghana).

Michael Essien parents were called James Essien and Aba Gyandoh.Michael Essien attended Gomoa Nyanynno Dc Primary and J.h.S. Michael Essien began his football career from St. Augustine's college in Cape Coast (Ghana).He played a local club called liberty professionals in 1998-1999 and he traveled outside Ghana to continued to played a club Sabail in Azerbaijan primier league as a midfielder.

Michael Essien was selected at the youth level, to represented his country at the 1999 FIFA under (17)world championship and 2001FIFA World youth championship.Michael Essien latter team finished as runner-up. In 2000-2003 Michael Essien moved to France to joined Bastia where he spent three seasons with 60 matches eleven goals before he joined Lyon in 2003-2005 with 71 matches seven goals.

Michael Essien won back to back league titles in 2003-04 and 200-05 and won ligue one player of the year in 2005.The five years he spent in France,he acquired citizenship experience in 2005 and Michael Essien signed with premier league side Chelsea for a£24.4} million transfer fee and at the time of his signing he was the most expensive African footballer in history.

At Chelsea , Michael Essien helped the club to won many trophies at Chelsea.

*Primier league : 2005-06,2009-10.

*FA cup:2006-07,2008-09,2009-10,2011-12.

*Football league cup:2006-07

*FA community Shield:2009

*UEFA champions league: 2011-12 runner-up

Michael Essien won the Chelsea goal of the season award twice in 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons. Michael Essien was loan to Real Madrid from 2012_2013 with 21 matches two goals.however he played many clubs like Milan, Panathinaikos,persib Bandung and Sabail.

National Team from 2002-14 with 58 matches nine goals.

*African cup of Nations: bronze 2008, runner-up 2010.

*FIFA under 20 world cup runner-up 2001.

Individual

*BBC African footballer of the year 2006.

*Ghana player of the year 2007.

*Chelsea player of the year 2006-07 and Chelsea goal of the year vs Arsenal 2008-09 and Barcelona.

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