Michael Essien

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Michael Essien
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Personal information
Full name Michael Essien
Date of birth 3 December 1982 (1982-12-03) (age 32)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2003
2003-2005
2005-
Bastia
Olympique Lyonnais
Chelsea
National team
2002- Ghana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian football player. He plays for Chelsea and Ghana national team.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2000/01 Bastia Division 1 12 1 - - - 12 1
2001/02 24 4 - - - 24 4
2002/03 Ligue 1 29 6 - - - 29 6
2003/04 Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 34 3 - - 8 0 42 3
2004/05 34 5 - - 10 5 44 10
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
2005/06 Chelsea Premier League 31 2 4 0 1 0 6 0 42 2
2006/07 33 2 5 1 6 1 10 2 54 6
2007/08 27 6 2 0 4 0 12 0 45 6
2008/09 11 1 3 0 0 0 5 2 19 3
2009/10
Country France 133 19 - - 18 5 151 24
England 102 11 14 1 11 1 33 4 160 17
Total 237 30 14 1 11 1 51 9 311 41

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Ghana national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 3 0
2003 2 0
2004 5 1
2005 3 2
2006 11 2
2007 6 0
2008 12 3
2009 8 1
2010
Total 50 9

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