Former captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea legend, John Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from professional footba
Obi, who enjoyed a hugely successful career both at the club and international levels took to his official Instagram account to reveal his decision to retire on Tuesday, September 27, 202
“There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today,” Obi said in a statemen
He further said, “I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shap
“All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates and most importantly my ever-loyal fans. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank yo
“I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you start
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“This is not goodbye, it’s the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you.
The Nigerian great enjoyed enormous success during his 11-year stint at west London as he amassed a total of six goals and 13 assists in 372 appearance
The 35-year-old won two Premier League titles, three FA Cup trophies, the 2007 League Cup and the 2013 Europa Leagu
He was also part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League trophy for the first time in 201
On the international stage, Obi also enjoyed immense success as he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 with Niger
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