Nigeria Footballer, John Mikel Obi Named Stoke City’s Top Ball Winner

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Nigerian footballer, John Obi Mikel has sealed a top award at English club, Stoke City.

Better than Kanu? Greater than Okocha? Is Mikel John Obi the Greatest  Nigerian Player Ever? - Soccernet NG

Mikel started his football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3,000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy, a team that at the time was well known for travelling across Nigeria scouting young footballers with the potential to play professionally.

Obi stood out to scouts and was later picked to play for top-flight club Plateau United, a side that had previously developed stars Celestine Babayaro, Victor Obinna and Chris Obodo, among others, that went on to success in European leagues. 

John Obi Mikel to lock horns once again with Lionel Messi at World Cup |  Daily Mail Online

CELEBRITY-PROFILE recalled that Days ago, Mikel took to his social media page on Instagram to flaunt his beautiful daughters.

Mikel Obi Gushes About His Daughters And Wife - Sport Feed

Check out adorable pictures of Mikel Obi's twin daughters - Naija Super Fans

Mikel Obi is one of the master minds behind Stoke City equaling their club record for clean sheets in a single-season, thus he was named Stoke City’s top ball winner for the the 2020-2021 season




266 successful ball recoveries beating competition from his fellow teammates Rhys Norrington-Davies (182), Harry Souttar (174), James Chester (173) and Nick Powell (169).


John Obi Mikel will talk to clubs in January if Chelsea don't offer him a  new deal |


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