Born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, Mikel Obi is arguably the most successful Nigerian footballer in history, judging by laurels won.
Mikel has played for several clubs in Europe amd Asia, however his greatest career achievement came at London club Chelsea, where he won the FA Cup, the Premier League, the Champions League, the Europa League and other titles.
At national level, Mikel Obi has won gold at the AFCON tournament in the year 2013 at South Africa, won AFCON bronze several times and won silver at the youth World Cup in the year 2005.
And in 2013, he finished next to Ivorian playmaker Yaya Toure at the Africa Player of the Year Awards. So you see, he is one of the most decorated Nigerian and even African players of all time.
Off the pitch, Mikel seems to be having a great time too, as he enjoys a happy life with his Russian partner Olga Diyachenko. The couple have beautiful twin girls Mia and Ava, who they welcomed in 2016.
Below are pictures of Mikel Obi with his cute family.