John Obi Mikel Biography

( 1987 - )
April 4, 2019
First published on:April 26, 2018
by John Max

Facts of John Obi Mikel

Date of Birth: 1987, April 22
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name John Michael Nchekwube Obinna
Birth Place Jos, Nigeria
Famous Name John Obi Mikel
Father Michael Obi
Mother Irosu Obi
Net Worth Around $ 25 million
Salary $877667.70
Nationality Nigerian
Currently Working For Middlesbrough
Currently Married Yes
Married to Olga Dyachenko
Children Twin girls
Affair with Sandra Akagbue, Genevieve Nnaji and Rita Dominic
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) Unknown

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna or famously known as John Obi Mikel is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Nigeria National Team and Championship League side Middlesbrough F.C.  He previously played for English Premier League club, Chelsea FC and Chinese Super League club, Tianjin TEDA FC.

He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2006 and has represented Nigeria in 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup,2014 FIFA World, 2016 Summer Olympics as well as African Cup of Nations in 2006,2008 and 2010. Mikel was the part of the successful Eagles team that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

John Obi Mikel’s Net worth and Salary in 2019

Mikel has an estimated net worth of $25 million in 2019. According to various sources, his annual salary is around $877667.70 currently.  While playing for Tianjin TEDA he has an annual salary of £ 7 million with a weekly salary of around £140,000.

 He has a market worth in the region of $3.99 million as of 2019.

Further, he adds tremendous value to his bank balance through endorsing brands like Pepsi, Samsung, and several other sports brands. 

With his accumulated wealth, he has several houses in Nigeria and London. He is also known to have a collection of cars like Bentley Continental GT, Range Rover, Black Mercedes are some of the cars he owns.

John Obi Mikel’s Personal Life

John Obi Mikel has been romantically linked with several girls named Sandra Akagbue, Genevieve Nnaji, and Rita Dominic in the past. Sandra is a Nigerian Delta Soap Queen, model, actress, and entrepreneur. 

Mikel is rumored to be married to Russian, Olga Dyachenko currently and the pair is blessed with twin daughter.

They first met each other in London and started dating since 2013. His girlfriend Olga Dyachenko is the daughter of Russian billionaire Dyachenko. The couple is the parents of twin daughters. 

It was also noted the star Nigerian midfielder has also many children with several women. He is also rumored to be the father of a secret son and a daughter by two different women and is believed to be providing support to them.

Body Measurements

Currently, 31, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 86 kg.

Mikel's Father Kidnapped

It was reported that his father, Michael Obi was suspected to be kidnapped in Nigeria. Later his father was found alive in the city of Kano and the kidnappers were held into custody by the police officials in Nigeria.

John Obi Mikel’s Bio and Early Life

John Obi Mikel was born to mother, Irosu Obi, and father, Michael Obi on April 22, 1987, in Jos Nigeria. He holds Nigerian nationality. His father was a junior civil servant. During his childhood, he used to play football on the ground of Jos Metropolis Township Primary School and was discovered by football agent Babawo Mohammed Adamu.

He started his playing career by joining the youth rank of the Nigerian football club, Plateau United in 2002.

John Obi Mikel’s Career

His talents reached far and wide, Mikel moved to Norway and signed with the Norwegian football club, FK Lyn in 2004.

After making only six appearances and scoring a goal for the club, he signed with English Premier League club, Chelsea FC managed by Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2006. He played alongside Fernando Torres, Ramires, and Victor Mosses against Levski Sofia during Champions League match on 12 September 2006.

In over a decade playing career with Chelsea, he made over 240 appearances and was part of the Chelsea team that went on to win the Premier League 2009/10, 2014/15, UEFA  Champions League in 2011/12 as well as UEFA Europa League in 2012/13.

The Nigerian midfielder is currently playing the for Chinese football club, Tianjin TEDA FC whom he signed on a free transfer in 2017.

John Obi Mikel’s International Career

After playing at the Nigeria U-20 team at FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005 and winning the Silver Ball behind Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, he made his senior debut for Nigeria against Libya on 17 August 2005.

He scored his first international goal for Nigeria against Zimbabwe during 2006 African Cup of Nations on 27 January 2006.

The attacking midfielder was also the part of the Nigerian squad that won the bronze medal at  2016 Summer Olympics. Overall, he has made 82 appearances and scoring 6 goals for the Nigeria team.


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