Michael Essien

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Birthday
3, 1982
Birthplace
Accra, Ghana
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
Accra, Ghana

About

Talented midfielder who played for Chelsea from 2005 to 2014 then joined AC Milan; became part of Ghana's national team in 2002.

Before Fame

After playing on his local side and the French club Lyon, he signed with Chelsea for £24.4 million, then a record amount for an African footballer, and a record for the club.

Trivia

He was named Chelsea's Player of the Year in 2006-07 and helped the team win two Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his time with the club.

Family Life

He was born in Accra, Ghana.

Associated With

In late 2012, he went on loan to Real Madrid and played under coach Jose Mourinho.