Mikel Obi Net Worth

Former Chelsea midfielder's net worth scrutinized

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Isn't it humorous? During the course of history, many persons who underwent name changes went on to become heroes. Onika Stefani Joanne, Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez (as Bruno Mars), and Tanya Maraj (aka Nicki Minaj) Reginald Kenneth Dwight, also known as Elton John, and Angelina Germanotta, called Lady Gaga, etc. No different is John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, the legendary Chelsea midfielder, the former captain of the Nigerian Super Eagles, and the former midfielder for Tianjin Teda in China. Recall him? So how much is Mikel Obi net worth?

Mikel Obi Biography

Mikel is a football player from Nigeria who was born on April 22, 1987, making him 33 years old as of right now. Mikel Obi's mother is Irosu Obi, and his father is a former civil servant named John Michael Nchekube Obinna. While Mikel hails from Anambra, he was already playing premier league football for Plateau United at the age of 15.

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He spent a brief time in South Africa with Ajax Cape Town before playing in the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005, where he and his Nigerian teammates lost to Argentina 2-1 in the championship game. His middle name was frequently misspelled as Mikel rather than Michael by commentators, so he chose to go with the new moniker because, in his opinion, it had a unique ring to it.

Manchester United And Chelsea Battle

Agents for Mikel had been approached by Lyn Oslo, who informed them that their services were no longer required. According to rumors, the agreement was reached for 4 million pounds, which was then John Mikel obi's net worth. But in January 2006, he was forced to change the port of registry. 

Competitors from Chelsea and Manchester then claimed that they had already reached an understanding with Mikel and his agency. Lyn Oslo, his club at the time, vehemently refuted that assertion. Yet everyone soon realized that the player had mostly moved to Europe because of Chelsea.  Jose Mourinho, the manager of Chelsea, was afterwards impressed by him during one of his games.

 Despite not being chosen for the game and instead watching from the stands, the famed footballer vanished on May 11, 2005, during a Norwegian Cup match versus Klemetsrud. It was assumed that Mikel had gone with John Shittu, one of his operatives. When Lyn Oslo's director alleged that he had been abducted, his abduction received extensive media coverage in Norway. Moreover, similar allegations were later reiterated by Carlos Queiroz, the assistant manager of Manchester United, who blamed Chelsea for the purported kidnapping.
Following that incident, Mikel claimed in an interview with Sky Sports News that he had been forced into signing the deal with Manchester United and that both Manchester United and Lyn Oslo had broken their agreements. The footballer added that he requested a week to consider it from both teams, but they both refused, and instead coerced him into signing the contract without his advisors present.

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The footballer added that he requested a week to consider it from both teams, but they both refused, and instead coerced him into signing the contract without his advisors present.

These allegations imply that Manchester United violated FIFA and FA regulations. The footballer later admitted to the British media that Chelsea was the team he really wanted to join. Following these occurrences, Man United filed a formal grievance with FIFA over the conduct of Chelsea as well as the players' agents, John Shittu and Rune Hauge. In response to Man United's allegation, FIFA stated in August 2005 that there was insufficient evidence for a case against Chelsea.

John Mikel Obi Net Worth

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In 2017, when he was under contract with the Chinese football team, his net worth exceeded $25 million. Now, Mikel obi's net worth and investments are estimated to be about $61 million, and he earns a yearly salary of about $6 million. These numbers don't include the many brands he works with as a brand ambassador.

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