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Michael Essien biography, net worth, career, wife

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Michael Essien net worth
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  • Michael Essien’s net worth is impressive 
  • He is currently with club Nord Sjaelland
  • Michael was brought up in Awutu, Breku in Ghana

Having played for one of Premier League’s biggest five clubs – Chelsea – questions about Michael Essien net worth always abound. He played for Ghana as a midfielder and was awarded for the National team more than 50 times which also made him recognized as one of the best in the world. He is recently in club Nord Sjaelland’s where he is a member of the Danish super Liga.

MICHAEL ESSIEN BIOGRAPHY

Full Name Michael Essien
Age 41years
Net Worth $35million
Source of Wealth Football
Height 1.78m
Nationality Ghanaian
Date of Birth Dec 3 1982
Occupation Footballer
Michael Essien net worth

Michael Essien. Photo/Sky Sports

MICHAEL ESSIEN NET WORTH

Michael Essien net worth has accrued over the years from his football career. He is worth an estimated $35 million making him one of the richest footballers in Africa. At 18 years, he began his football career in Ghana where he played for Liberty Professionals and it was not long before moving to France where he joined Bastia.

Essien’s net worth rose due to the contracts he got from different clubs internationally. When in France, he got his citizenship and also signed a contract with Chelsea at a handsome fee of 24.4 million pounds [$29,916,840]. This was the most expensive deal for an African footballer at that time.

Michael has played several major matches including the UEFA Champions league representing Chelsea and FA Champions Cup.

Back home, he represented his country at the under-17 FIFA World Youth Championship and FIFA World cups.

MICHAEL ESSIEN EARLY LIFE

Essien was brought up in Ghana, in a town known as Awutu Breku. His father was a former football player locally. He developed an interest in the game. Essien’s family relocated to the capital city of Ghana-Accra when he was 12 years and there he won a football scholarship to secondary school in Cape Coast. After his graduation from secondary school, he joined a Ghanaian club known as Liberty Professionals. Later joined France’s SC Bastia in the top division.

MICHAEL ESSIEN CAREER

Passionately driven into playing football, young Essien played for Liberty Professionals, a Ghanaian professional club. He would later move to France to join SC Bastia. The matches saw him to better opportunities in other clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan winning in different categories.

However, his career was not just a walk in the park as he also faced some challenges like injuries that saw him miss some of the major matches. all in all, he has won several matches that made him famous. one of them being the Chelsea against Werder Bremen in his first champions League.

With all this odds against him, he remained focused to build Michael Essien net worth which inspires many people across the world.

MICHAEL ESSIEN PERSONAL LIFE

Essien got married his wife Akosua Puni Essien 11 years ago in a private ceremony and the family is said to live in Europe.  Puni worked for many years as a publicist for Essien and their relationship graduated to a full-blown love affair. Pushed by love and determination to start a family, the Ghanaian internationla walked down the isle with Puni in London 2012.

Their affari caught many people by surprise but they also got praise in equal measure. They kept the wedding as private as possible and the public only got to know about it six months later. They have two kids together.

MICHAEL ESSIEN LUXURY COLLECTION

Michael Essien luxury collection

Michael Essien/ Photo/Yen.com

Michael Essien net worth afford him  life of luxury. He lives  a high-end life and also has a very good taste of cars. His fleet includes the following state-of -the-arts rides.

  1. Range Rover Vogue

fitted with ultra-modern features enhancing safety as you drive. It’s sad that this machine was stolen from his London home and has not yet been retrieved, though the police in London are on it.

  1. Audi Q7

Essien received this gift when playing for Real Madrid. This car has a 6-cylinder engine and is equipped with the current features of present-day technology.

  1. Porsche Cayenne

This is a machine that he bought recently. it has a sleek design.

  1. Aston Martin

This is a top-class luxury car in the world. it has a v12 engine and a V12 horsepower with a unique sleek design. He owns several houses in London and Ghana and a luxurious house in the United Kingdom which he bought at $1.5 million. These are just but a few of them.

His house has been evaded on various occasions and he lost a Mercedes Benz and a BMW adding to the list the Range Rover Vogue. so in total, he has lost three cars to thieves.

FAQS

  1. How old is Michael Essien?

Michael was born in 1982-he is 41 years old.

  1. Where was Michael born and brought up?

Michael was born and brought up in Ghana -Accra

  1. Is Michael married?

Yes. Michael is Married to one wife Akosua Puni Essien. They got married 10 years ago and have maintained a low-profile life to the public.

  1. Where is Michael currently?

Michael Essien currently resides in Europe

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