Real nameMichael Essien
Age36 (Born 03 Dec, 1982)
Height6ft (1.83m)
Weight12st 2lb (77.1kg)
Place of birthAccra, Ghana
Date Signed01 Jul, 2015


Panathinaikos 01 Jul, 15 Free 10 (2)10 (0)00 (0)00 (0)0
Milan 27 Jan, 14 01 Jul, 15 Signed 10 (10)00 (0)00 (0)02 (0)0
Real Madrid 31 Aug, 12 02 Jun, 13 Loan 19 (2)20 (0)00 (0)07 (2)0
Chelsea 19 Aug, 05 27 Jan, 14 £24,400,000 150 (18)1712 (8)112 (3)150 (4)7
Lyon 01 Jun, 03 19 Aug, 05 £5,000,000 61 (10)70 (0)00 (0)017 (1)5
Bastia 01 Jul, 00 01 Jun, 03 Youth 55 (10)110 (0)00 (0)00 (0)0
Totals   £29,400,000 305 (52)3812 (8)112 (3)176 (7)12
Goals per Game    0.10 0.05 n/a 0.14

Games played by Michael Essien in 2018/2019

Michael Essien has not played any matches in 2018/2019


Match in Focus

19:45 TODAY BBC1

Southampton v Derby

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Saints have failed to win nine of their ten home games this season
Expert verdict
Southampton have made steady progress under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. However, the way in which the Saints let a 2-0 lead slip at Pride Park shows that the Austrian still has some work to do and upcoming good opportunities for Premier League survival may be more important than this replay. The cup isn’t top of Frank Lampard’s list of priorities this term, either, as he attempts to steer Derby into the top flight but their attacking style of play is unlikely to be tinkered with.


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