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Michael Essien

Born: December 3, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Nationality: Ghana flag Ghanaian

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: AC Milan
Michael Essien celebrates scoring for Ghana on March 26, 2008.
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Career History
Senior2005-2014Chelsea
→ 2012-2013Real Madrid (loan)
2014-AC Milan
International2002-Ghana
Sports Mole has 229 articles about Michael Essien. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien not interested in retirement
Michael Essien reveals that he is not yet ready to hang up his boots as the experienced midfielder looks to continue as a professional footballer.
May 4, 11:29
Eden Hazard in action during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
Michael Essien fears Eden Hazard will join Real Madrid
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien fears that Eden Hazard could eventually leave the Blues for Real Madrid.
Dec 7, 17:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Carlton Cole reunited with Michael Essien at Indonesian club Persib Bandung
Former England striker Carlton Cole pens a deal with Indonesian team Persib Bandung, where he will be reunited with ex-Chelsea teammate Michael Essien.
Mar 30, 21:15
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Michael Essien's wife purchases Italian third-tier club
Akosua Puni Essien, the wife of former Chelsea midfielder Michael, wins a bid to purchase Italian third-division outfit Como.
Mar 17, 22:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien joins Persib Bandung
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joins Indonesian side Persib Bandung on a one-year deal.
Mar 14, 14:08
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Ashley Cole, Joe Cole back at Chelsea
Ashley Cole and Joe Cole return to Chelsea's training ground in a bid to keep fit after the end of the season in the United States.
Dec 9, 16:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Melbourne Victory in talks with former Chelsea player?
Melbourne Victory are reportedly holding discussions with former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.
Sep 19, 10:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie: 'I want to join Manchester United'
Atalanta and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, a reported target for Sunderland in the summer, says that he hopes to join Manchester United one day.
Sep 16, 20:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien makes appearance for Chelsea reserves
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien makes an appearance for the club's reserve side in a 2-1 friendly win over a Brentford XI.
Aug 18, 00:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Everton appoint Steve Walsh from Leicester City as director of football
Everton announce the appointment of Steve Walsh from Leicester City as the club's new director of football.
Jul 21, 15:03
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Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
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Guus Hiddink warns Antonio Conte of 'tough task' at Chelsea
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink claims that the lack of an established spine at the club could pose difficulties for Antonio Conte when he takes over in the summer.
Apr 8, 20:47
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Guus Hiddink calls for Chelsea players to take the lead
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink calls on more of his players to take a tactical lead in games, as they did in his previous spell in charge of the club.
Jan 2, 22:58
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Baba Rahman reveals Chelsea advice from Michael Essien
Chelsea defender Baba Rahman reveals that Ghana teammate Michael Essien has been giving him advice since his move to Stamford Bridge.
Nov 20, 20:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Fernando Torres back on scoring trail with brace against Chelsea
On this day in 2010, Fernando Torres scored twice against Chelsea to continue Liverpool's Premier League resurgence and temporarily end questions over his lack of form.
Nov 7, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Fiorentina vs. AC Milan
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Serie A match between Fiorentina and AC Milan at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Aug 21, 19:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Newcastle United's Mehdi Abeid joins Greek side Panathinaikos
Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid joins Greek side Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.
Aug 21, 11:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Baba Rahman: 'Michael Essien, Christian Atsu backed my move to Chelsea'
New Chelsea signing Baba Rahman reveals that Ghanaian compatriots and former Blues duo Michael Essien and Christian Atsu have backed his move to Stamford Bridge.
Aug 19, 12:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Chelsea make Michael Essien record signing
Ten years ago today, Chelsea broke their transfer record to secure the services of Lyon midfielder Michael Essien.
Aug 19, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien: Jose Mourinho's "big ego" makes him special
Michael Essien backs former boss Jose Mourinho to get the best out of Radamel Falcao at Chelsea this coming season.
Jul 23, 10:19
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On this day: Chelsea spend big to land Shaun Wright-Phillips
On this day 10 years ago, Shaun Wright-Phillips completed a £21m switch from Manchester City to Chelsea on a five-year deal.
Jul 18, 08:00
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OTD: Chelsea sign Florent Malouda
On this day in 2007, Chelsea paid a fee in the region of £13m to sign French winger Florent Malouda from Lyon.
Jul 10, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien completes Panathinaikos move
Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien joins Greek club Panathinaikos on a two-year deal.
Jun 2, 22:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Michael Essien nears Panathinaikos move
Michael Essien will join Greek club Panathinaikos, according to reports.
Jun 2, 00:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Philippe Mexes earns AC Milan recall for Atalanta BC trip
AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi recalls centre-back Philippe Mexes for their final game of the Serie A season against Atalanta BC.
May 30, 19:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United keen on signing Nigel de Jong?
A report suggests that Nigel de Jong will join Manchester United this summer, unless his wage demands at San Siro are met.
May 27, 22:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Essien to join Panathinaikos?
AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien is reportedly offered a two-year deal to join Panathinaikos in the summer.
May 15, 19:36
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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien's car 'stolen from driveway of his UK home'
A car located on the Surrey property belonging to former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is reportedly stolen.
Apr 28, 10:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Five of the best: Jose Mourinho vs. Arsene Wenger
Sports Mole takes a look through the archives to pick out five fixtures which have helped shape the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger.
Apr 26, 10:04
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Preview: Udinese vs. AC Milan
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Serie A match between Udinese and AC Milan.
Apr 23, 18:55
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Team News: Two changes for AC Milan, four for Cagliari
AC Milan make two changes to their lineup for their Serie A clash against Cagliari.
Mar 21, 19:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: AC Milan make five changes for Fiorentina trip
Both Fiorentina and AC Milan make plenty of changes to their lineups for this evening's Serie A match at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Mar 16, 17:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jose Mourinho: Signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona was "unexpected"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he is "happy" with the speed with which Cesc Fabregas has readapted to the demands of Premier League football.
Mar 11, 06:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
MLS outfit Dallas deny Michael Essien approach
Fernando Clavijo, the technical director of MLS side Dallas, rejects press reports linking AC Milan's Michael Essien with a move to the club in the summer.
Jan 28, 06:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Agent: 'Michael Essien doesn't want to play against Chelsea'
Michael Essien's agent claims that the 32-year-old has turned down moves back to the Premier League because he does not want to play against former side Chelsea.
Jan 25, 14:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Michael Essien heading for MLS
A report claims that AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien is closing on a move to the MLS.
Jan 21, 18:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
West Bromwich Albion interested in AC Milan's Michael Essien?
West Bromwich Albion could look to make a move for AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien, according to a report.
Jan 20, 22:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Chelsea put seven past sorry Sunderland at Stamford Bridge
On this day in 2010, Chelsea continue their charge to the Premier League title by thrashing Sunderland 7-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 16, 08:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Agent: 'Michael Essien unlikely to sign AC Milan extension'
Michael Essien will not sign an extension to his current AC Milan contract, according to the Ghanaian midfielder's agent.
Jan 16, 04:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Sulley Muntari returns to AC Milan midfield for Torino test
Sulley Muntari returns to the AC Milan side, but there is no room for Stephan El Shaarawy against Torino.
Jan 10, 19:35

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