Michael Essien

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Michael Essien
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Personal information
Full name Michael Essien
Date of birth (1982-12-03) 3 December 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
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

Michael Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian football player. He plays for Panathaniakos and Ghana national team. He is currently injured until September 2016.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
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
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
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]

[1]

Ghana national team
YearAppsGoals
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

References[change | change source]

  1. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Michael Essien". www.national-football-teams.com.