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Chelsea and FIFA Honor Nigerian Icon Mikel Obi with Celebratory Cake on His 37th Birthday

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Prince Jean

Apr 23, 2024

African Legends

Nigerian football great Mikel John Obi celebrated his 37th birthday in a grand fashion, with tributes pouring in from major football institutions and a special acknowledgement on social media. On April 22, 2024, the distinguished midfielder, known for his tactical brilliance and composure on the pitch, marked another year with festive cheer shared via his Instagram stories.

FIFA, the global governing body for football, joined in the festivities by collaborating with Mikel's official account to share a celebratory post in his honor. Meanwhile, his former club Chelsea took to social media with a heartfelt birthday tribute, showcasing a collection of photographs from Mikel's illustrious tenure at Stamford Bridge. Accompanying the visuals was a message from the club, extolling him as a "true Chelsea legend" and commemorating his significant contributions over an 11-year span with the team.

In a touching personal celebration, Mikel's daughters presented him with a birthday cake, symbolizing the warmth and affection surrounding the former Super Eagles player on his special day.

Chelsea's tribute lauded Mikel as a stalwart of the club, underscoring his integral role despite a career not characterized by goal-scoring.

His tenure at the club was decorated with a succession of honors including two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one Community Shield, two League Cups, and notably, being part of the historic squad that secured Chelsea's first UEFA Champions League triumph in 2012. Mikel's legacy, marked by his exceptional midfield control and team successes, continues to resonate with fans and football aficionados worldwide.

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