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Michael Essien
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Essien
Date of birth3 December 1982 (1982-12-03) (age 36)
Place of birthAccra, Ghana
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubChelsea
Number5
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(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.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian football player. He plays for Chelsea and Ghana national team.

Club career statistics

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

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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