The 35-year-old former Nigeria international, Mikel Obi, hung his boots last week after a successful career with most of the top club honors being accomplished while he donned Chelsea colours.
Mikel won a champions league, two premier League titles, Europa league, two League cups, and four FA cups.
The former Nigerian midfielder made headlines when he made a permanent transfer to London giants Chelsea from Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, after going back on the pre-contract he signed with Manchester United.
Reminiscing on his career, he revealed that signing for Chelsea was the best decision of his career.
“I don’t regret any decision I made because I enjoyed everything I achieved at Chelsea – it’s the best decision I have ever made in my life,” Mikel said.
The 188cm tall midfielder was a product of position change, as he was converted from a traditional number 10 to a defensive midfielder by his former coach, Jose Mourinho.
Speaking on the conversion, Mikel said: “[Claude] Makelele was just finishing his career at Chelsea, so Mourinho wanted me to take over from Makelele”, he continued.
Mikel Obi won some major personal and team honours for the National team as well.
He won the silver ball in the 2005 U-20, won the 2013 AFCON, bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and made the dreams of every Nigerian footballer: playing regularly for the national team. Mikel won 89 caps for the super eagles.