If you want to know how much Micheal Essien is worth, then you are at the right place. He has been able to accumulate a lot of wealth as a full time footballer. See Micheal Essien’s Net worth below according to Forbes.
Football is the most watched game in the world. Ghana has produced strong and gifted men and women as footballers. A lot of them are found playing for esteemed clubs in the world.
Michael Essien is one of the richest footballer in Ghana according to Forbes. In this post, you will find out how he started and how much he worth.
Michael’s Early life
Michael Kojo Essien is his full name. He was born on the 3rd of December, 1982, which makes him 37 years old. He was born in Accra. His parents are James Essien and Aba Gyandoh.
He attended Gomoa Nyanyano DC primary and junior high school. He went to St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast and began his football career after senior high school.
The first local club he played for was called Liberty Professionals.
Essien played in the 1999 FIFA under 17(U-17) World Championship in New Zealand, and made it through. This was the start of his successful football career. The European scouts took notice of him and gave him a trial at Manchester United, where they played against Derby Country.
He had a contract from Manchester United after, but he was not qualified for a work permit in the UK. He therefore thought out to join a club called Belgian feeder club Royal Antwerp until he was qualified for a work permit in England.
Michael Essien’s Career.
After getting the work permit, Essien moved to France to join Bastia in 2000. At Bastia, he had to spend three seasons and appear in over 60 matches before he was able to join the league 1 title holder -Lyon in 2003.
At Lyon Essien won subsequent league titles in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 and was the league 1 player of the year in 2005. He gained french citizenship during his five years duration.
He was the most expensive African footballer at the time he signed with Chelsea at a £24.4 million transfer fee in 2005. Essien helped Chelsea win the premier league in 2006 and 2010 and also three FA cups and one league cup.
The midfielder won several awards for the Chelsea club such as the UEFA champions league in 2012. He has also won the Chelsea goal of the season award two times, in 2006-2007 and 2008-2009.
Michael Essien is a Ghanaian based international footballer, he repesented Ghana at the 1999 FIFA U-17 world championship and the 2001 FIFA world youth championship.
He appeared in his senior team in 2002 and represented Ghana three times in Africa Cup of Nations tournament. He also played for Ghana at the 2006 and 2014 FIFA world cup.
He played for other clubs such as Real Madrid. Persib Bandung, Milan and others. He last played for Sabail in the Azerbaijan Premier league.
Michael Essien’s Net Worth Forbes 2020
Essien is worth $45 million. He is also among the richest footballers in Africa according to Forbes.
He has made several properties and owns a $1.5 million house in London and has houses in Ghana as well. He is now the coach for the Sabail FK under 19 team.
Michael Essien’s Wife and Children
Michael Essien is married to Akosua Puni. She is a woman with an impressive Character, optimistic and passionate about what she does.
She was born in Ghana currently based in London. She is a business consultant, a business woman, a philanthropist and a mother of two kids, Michelle Essien and Michael Essien Junior.