Ghana's No. 1
Profiles of Ghanaian Players Abroad
Michael Essien

Michael Essien

Nationality Ghana
Birth Place Accra
Date of Birth 03 Dec 1982
Age 37
Country of birth Ghana
Height 177 cm
Weight 85 kg
Position Midfielder
Foot Right
Domestic Cup
Season Club Apps(Sub) Goals Yellow Red Total Min.
2008/2009 Chelsea 3 0 0 0 176
2009/2010 Chelsea 1 0 0 0 45
2009/2010 Chelsea 1 0 0 0 120
2010/2011 Chelsea 1 0 0 0 90
2010/2011 Chelsea 2 0 0 0 164
2011/2012 Chelsea 3 0 0 0 7
2012/2013 Real Madrid 7 0 1 0 521
2013/2014 Chelsea 1 0 0 0 55
2013/2014 Chelsea 3 0 3 0 230
2014/2015 Milan 0 0 0 0 0
2015/2016 Panathinaikos 3 0 1 0 242
Domestic League
Season Club Apps(Sub) Goals Yellow Red Total Min.
2005/2006 Chelsea 30 2 5 0 2427
2006/2007 Chelsea 33 2 5 0 2970
2007/2008 Chelsea 27 6 5 1 2087
2008/2009 Chelsea 11 1 0 0 770
2009/2010 Chelsea 14 3 2 0 1195
2010/2011 Chelsea 33 3 5 1 2801
2011/2012 Chelsea 14 0 3 0 919
2012/2013 Real Madrid 21 2 4 0 1691
2012/2013 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014 Chelsea 5 0 2 0 147
2013/2014 Milan 7 0 1 0 324
2014/2015 Milan 13 0 2 0 677
2015/2016 Panathinaikos 13 1 2 0 999
2017 Persib 29 5 9 0 2039
2018/2019 Səbail 4 0 0 0 172
2019/2020 Səbail 10 0 2 0 385
International Cup
Season Club Apps(Sub) Goals Yellow Red Total Min.
2005/2006 Chelsea 6 0 0 0 540
2006/2007 Chelsea 11 2 3 0 1020
2007/2008 Chelsea 12 0 4 0 1038
2008/2009 Chelsea 5 2 1 0 426
2009/2010 Chelsea 6 1 2 0 377
2010/2011 Chelsea 8 1 1 0 637
2011/2012 Chelsea 2 0 0 0 140
2012/2013 Real Madrid 7 0 2 0 488
2013/2014 Milan 2 0 0 0 158
2013/2014 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Milan 3 0 0 0 109
2015 Milan 1 0 0 0 46
2015/2016 Panathinaikos 0 0 0 0 0
2016/2017 Panathinaikos 0 0 0 0 0
2019/2020 Səbail 1 0 0 0 59
Nationl Team
Season Club Apps(Sub) Goals Yellow Red Total Min.
2002 Mali Ghana 2 0 1 0 180
2006 Ghana 5 2 0 0 450
2006 Ge… Ghana 3 0 2 0 270
2008 Ghana 1 1 0 0 90
2008 Ghana Ghana 6 2 0 0 540
2009 Ghana 1 0 0 0 90
2010 Angola Ghana 1 0 0 0 44
2010 So… Ghana 11 1 1 0 903
2014 Ghana 2 0 1 0 112
2014 Brazil Ghana 1 0 0 0 19
2014 Brazil Ghana 3 0 0 0 215
Type Label Total Seasons
Club International
Club Domestic Runner-up 1x 2001/2002
Ligue 1
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Winner 2x 2004/2005, 2003/2004
Trophée Des Champions
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Winner 2x 2005/2006, 2004/2005
League Cup
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Winner 1x 2006/2007
Type Label Total Seasons
Club International Runner-up 1x 2007/2008
Club Domestic Winner 2x 2009/2010, 2005/2006
Community Shield
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Winner 2x 2009/2010, 2005/2006
Africa Cup Of Nations
Type Label Total Seasons
National Runner-up 1x 2010 Angola
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Runner-up 3x 2010/2011, 2007/2008, 2006/2007
Club International Winner 1x 2011/2012
Fa Cup
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Winner 4x 2011/2012, 2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2006/2007
La Liga
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Runner-up 1x 2012/2013
Copa Del Rey
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Runner-up 1x 2012/2013
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Runner-up 4x 2012/2013, 2010/2011, 2007/2008, 2006/2007
Club International Runner-up 1x 2013
Uefa Super Cup
Type Label Total Seasons
Club International Runner-up 2x 2013/2014, 2012/2013
Super League 1
Type Label Total Seasons
Club Domestic Runner-up 1x 2015/2016
Per From To Value
01/07/15 Milan Panathinaikos Free
01/08/03 Bastia Lyon € 11.7M
01/08/05 Lyon Chelsea € 38M
14/03/17 Panathinaikos Persib N/A
16/03/19 Persib Səbail N/A
27/01/14 Chelsea Milan Free
31/08/12 Chelsea Real Madrid Loan
Description Start Date End Date
Hamstring 08/12/09 14/01/10
Hamstring 10/04/13 26/04/13
MCL Knee Ligament Injury 11/07/11 13/01/12
Suspended 18/12/13 24/12/13
Toe Injury 19/06/14 30/06/14
MCL Knee Ligament Injury 22/01/10 08/05/10
Illness 22/11/12 06/12/12
Knee Injury 28/05/10 16/07/10
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