John Obi Mikel (conceived 22 April 1987) is a Nigerian expert footballer who plays as a cautious midfielder for EFL Championship club Stoke City.
Mikel started his profession with neighborhood club Plateau United, prior to joining Norwegian club Lyn at 17 years old in 2004. In 2006, he made a dubious exchange to English club Chelsea after Manchester United asserted they had effectively marked him. He remained with Chelsea for a very long time, prior to moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
Following two years in China, he got back to England on a transient arrangement with Middlesbrough, prior to joining Trabzonspor on a free exchange in July 2019. Mikel moved back to England in August 2020 joining Stoke City. In a 14-year worldwide vocation somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2019, he played multiple times for Nigeria, scoring six objectives.
On 12 August 2011, Mikel’s dad, Michael Obi, was the casualty of a speculated hijacking in Nigeria. Mikel was educated before Chelsea’s match against Stoke City two days after the fact however selected to play regardless of his interests for his dad’s prosperity. On 15 August 2011, Mikel made an ardent request for his dad’s protected return. He revealed to Sky Sports News, “I’ve generally attempted to help the country, this is the ideal opportunity for the nation to help me, whoever knows where my father is ought to if it’s not too much trouble, reach me.”
Michael Obi was discovered alive on 22 August 2011, in the Nigerian city of Kano. His abductors were accounted for to be in police care. On 26 June 2018, a couple of hours before a FIFA World Cup match, Mikel was educated regarding another seizing of Michael Obi, however didn’t tell any of his colleagues. The Enugu State Police expressed that they safeguarded Michael Obi on 2 July after a gunfight.