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John Obi Mikel

Born: April 22, 1987 (age 34)

Height: 6' 2" (188cm)
Weight: 13st 8lb (86kg)

Hometown: Jos, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Central midfielder
John Obi Mikel
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Career History
Senior2006-2017Chelsea
2019Middlesbrough
2019-2020Trabzonspor
2020-2021Stoke City
International2005-Nigeria
Sports Mole has 435 articles about John Obi Mikel. Articles 1 to 40:
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith before the match on May 1, 2021.
Preview: Stoke City vs. Aston Villa - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Pre-Season Friendlies clash between Stoke City and Aston Villa, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 22, 13:18
Watford's Joao Pedro in action with Stoke City's John Obi Mikel in the Championship on November 4, 2020
Stoke City announce John Obi Mikel departure
The 34-year-old made 41 appearances for the Potters last season.
Jul 1, 23:06
General view of Stoke City's bet365 Stadium taken March 2018
Stoke City: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2021
Keep track of all of Stoke City's confirmed summer transfers with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
Jun 3, 06:45
Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate pictured on February 20, 2021
Jonathan Woodgate admits Bournemouth are "underdogs" for playoffs
The Cherries finished the regular season with three straight defeats after going down 2-0 to Stoke.
May 8, 16:42
Stoke City's Will Forrester celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on May 8, 2021
Result: Bournemouth 0-2 Stoke: Cherries' loss confirms sixth-placed finish
Will William Forrester and Tommy Smith fired Stoke to a 2-0 win.
May 8, 15:04
Queens Park Rangers QPR manager Mark Warburton pictured in February 2021
Result: Stoke 0-2 QPR: Osman Kakay nets first Championship goal for QPR
The Londoners lead 1-0 at the break after Charlie Austin scored his seventh goal of the season with an emphatic finish.
May 1, 17:32
Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton pictured on January 23, 2021
Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Nottingham Forest and Stoke City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 22, 13:15
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in December 2020
Result: Stoke 0-0 Preston: Both sides hit woodwork in goalless stalemate
Both sides hit the woodwork after the break.
Apr 17, 14:49
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Lee Bowyer hails "very professional performance" in Stoke win
Blues made it 10 points from Lee Bowyer's five games in charge.
Apr 10, 18:55
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Result: Birmingham 2-0 Stoke: Jutkiewicz scores landmark goal for hosts
The 32-year-old hit both goals.
Apr 10, 17:36
Millwall manager Gary Rowett pictured in February 2021
Gary Rowett talks up Millwall's second-half performance in Stoke win
Gary Rowett delighted as Millwall see off his former club Stoke.
Apr 5, 19:00
Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy pictured on February 16, 2021
Result: Cardiff 0-0 Stoke: Potters still searching for first away win of 2021
This was Stoke's 11th game in a row away from home without victory.
Mar 16, 21:30
Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth pictured in December 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Wycombe Wanderers - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Stoke City and Wycombe Wanderers, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 4, 14:00
Swansea City's Connor Roberts celebrates scoring against Stoke City in the Championship on March 3, 2021
Result: Stoke City 1-2 Swansea City: Swans secure last-gasp win to boost promotion hopes
The visitors won 2-1 courtesy of a penalty in the 94th minute.
Mar 3, 23:10
Stoke City's Joe Allen in action with Reading's Josh Laurent on February 6, 2021
Result: Stoke and Reading share the spoils in dull affair
The Potters enjoyed plenty of possession against the play-off chasing Royals but lacked any cutting edge.
Feb 6, 17:38
Watford's Troy Deeney in action with Stoke City's Nathan Collins in the Championship on January 22, 2021
Result: Troy Deeney inspires Watford to victory at Stoke
The Hornets moved up to third with a hard-fought away win.
Jan 22, 22:09
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray pictured in December 2020
Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jan 14, 17:33
Leicester City's Marc Albrighton celebrates scoring their second goal with Timothy Castagne and Dennis Praet on January 9, 2021
Result: Impressive Leicester put four past Stoke to progress in FA Cup
Brendan Rodgers' side progressed with goals from James Justin, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes.
Jan 9, 17:18
Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall pictured on November 7, 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Bournemouth - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Stoke City and Bournemouth, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 31, 12:15
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in October 2020
Michael O'Neill looks ahead to 2021 as Stoke players return from injury
Midfielder Joe Allen made his first appearance in nine months as Stoke drew 0-0 at Coventry.
Dec 26, 19:13
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in October 2020
Preview: Coventry City vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Coventry City and Stoke City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 23, 19:30
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho pictured on December 16, 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's EFL Cup clash between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 21, 12:27
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in October 2020
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 13, 13:15
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in October 2020
Preview: Derby County vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Derby County and Stoke City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 10, 12:30
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured in October 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Cardiff City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Stoke City and Cardiff City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 6, 12:00
Stoke City's Sam Clucas celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates against Huddersfield Town on November 21, 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Stoke City and Middlesbrough, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 3, 19:17
Boro boss Tony Pulis cuts a frustrated figure on May 5, 2019
Tony Pulis hails "first-class" Sheffield Wednesday attitude in Stoke draw
Tony Pulis picked up a point against former club Stoke in his first home game as Owls boss.
Nov 28, 18:41
General view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium taken August 2018
Result: Tony Pulis sees Sheffield Wednesday take a point against former club Stoke
Tony Pulis, who was facing his former club, picked up a point in his first home game as Owls boss.
Nov 28, 17:23
Tyrese Campbell shoots for Stoke City against Reading in the Championship on November 7, 2020
Result: Reading suffer third defeat on the bounce as Stoke cruise to victory
Reading had won seven of their eight opening matches.
Nov 7, 14:53
Stoke City's Lee Gregory celebrates scoring against Preston North End on September 26, 2020
Result: Lee Gregory fires Stoke to victory at 10-man Preston
Tom Barkhuizen sees red for North End at Deepdale.
Sep 26, 17:16
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured on July 4, 2020
Result: Stoke wait for opening-day win goes on after Millwall draw
Stoke have not won on the opening day of the season since 2009.
Sep 12, 17:24
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured on July 4, 2020
Preview: Millwall vs. Stoke City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship fixture between Millwall and Stoke City, including team news and injury news.
Sep 10, 20:15
Brighton & Hove Albion's Glenn Murray celebrates scoring their third goal on February 1, 2020
The key signings in the Championship this summer
Plenty of teams have spent money in the second tier.
Sep 10, 13:06
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill pictured on July 4, 2020
Preview: Stoke City vs. Blackpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's EFL Cup first-round clash between Stoke City and Blackpool, including team news and predicted lineups.
Aug 27, 15:00
Ethan Ampadu in action for Chelsea on January 5, 2019
Wednesday's Championship transfer talk news roundup: Ethan Ampadu, John Obi Mikel, Michy Batshuayi
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Championship on Wednesday, August 19.
Aug 19, 12:40
Ethan Ampadu in action for Chelsea on January 5, 2019
Tuesday's Championship transfer talk news roundup: Ethan Ampadu, John Obi Mikel, Michy Batshuayi
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Championship on Tuesday, August 18.
Aug 18, 12:36
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in July 2020
Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Kalidou Koulibaly, Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, August 18.
Aug 18, 12:07
Kai Havertz during Leverkusen training on August 5, 2020
Tuesday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Ethan Ampadu
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Tuesday, August 18.
Aug 18, 08:37
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in October 2019
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Kalidou Koulibaly, Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Aug 18, 07:57
Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel in action during the 2018 World Cup
Stoke sign former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel
The former Nigeria international spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 17, 16:44

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Sunday's key events


SURFING
· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

SKATEBOARDING
· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

TAEKWONDO
· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

GYMNASTICS
· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

SWIMMING
· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

CYCLING
· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

TENNIS
· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

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