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Michael Essien Net Worth

Michael Essien Net Worth

Net Worth: $35 Million

  • Source of Wealth Football
  • Birth Place Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Height 6' 0" (1.83 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Akosua Puni)
  • Full Name Michael Kojo Essien
  • Nationality Ghana
  • Date of Birth December 3, 1982
  • Ethnicity Ghanaian
  • Weight 172 lbs (78 kg)
  • Occupation Footballer
  • Children 2 (Michael Jr., Michelle)
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About Michael Essien

Ghanaian professional footballer, Michael Kojo Essien has a net worth of $35 million. He plays for the Panathinaikos and the Ghanaian national team. Essien began his career playing for Liberty Professionals in his home country. In 2000, he moved to France joining SC Bastia. Essien spent three seasons at the club appearing in over 60 matches before joining league champions Olympique Lyonnais in 2003. During his five-year stint in France, he acquired a French citizenship. In 2005, Essien signed with the Chelsea for a fee of £24.4 million, and at the time of his signing, he was the most expensive African footballer in history. He has won the Chelsea Goal of the season award twice, in the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons. Because of regular injuries, Essien has rarely been seen in a Chelsea shirt these past two seasons. He is one of the legions of well-paid Chelsea players, the Ghanaian international signed a five-year contract in 2010 that is worth £80,000 a week. Given the injuries and suspensions facing his side, Essien might yet end a difficult season on a high with a crucial role in the Champions League final.

Earnings & Financial Data

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Earnings 2014 $5.41 Million
Salary 2014

Earnings per season until 2015

Earnings 2012 N/A
Salary 2012

Estimated salary as of May 2012

Earnings 2011 N/A
Salary 2011

Estimated salary as of April 2011

Earnings 2005 N/A
Transfer Fees 2005

Transfer fee from Olympique Lyon to Chelsea

Contract 2005

In 2005, he signed for Chelsea with a fee of £24.4 million

Earnings 2003 N/A
Transfer Fees 2003

Transfer fee from SC Bastia to Olympique Lyon

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