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John Obi Mikel

1987 - Today

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Mikel John Obi (born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna; 22 April 1987) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Obi Mikel has received more than 3,052,370 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Obi Mikel is the 3,384th most popular soccer player (down from 3,266th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 45th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 58

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  • 5.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, John Obi Mikel ranks 3,384 out of 16,923Before him are Carlos Roberto Gallo, Rodrygo, Atsushi Uchiyama, Luis Milla, Martín Pando, and Georges Carnus. After him are Jared Borgetti, Nélson Luís Kerchner, Wolfgang Blochwitz, Tengiz Sulakvelidze, Johan Elmander, and Miguel Veloso.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1987, John Obi Mikel ranks 90Before him are Eder, Chiara Ferragni, Tyler Hoechlin, Eljero Elia, LiSA, and Kevin Gameiro. After him are Riley Steele, Nicole Aniston, Lucas Leiva, Özge Gürel, Mousa Dembélé, and Antonio Adán.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, John Obi Mikel ranks 38 out of 200Before him are Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Tijani Babangida (1973), Finidi George (1971), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Obafemi Martins (1984), and Sunday Oliseh (1974). After him are Aliko Dangote (1957), Victor Moses (1990), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Nigeria

Among soccer players born in Nigeria, John Obi Mikel ranks 10Before him are Rashidi Yekini (1963), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Tijani Babangida (1973), Finidi George (1971), Obafemi Martins (1984), and Sunday Oliseh (1974). After him are Victor Moses (1990), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Odion Ighalo (1989), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), and Stephen Keshi (1962).

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