Michael Kojo Essien (born in Accra, Ghana, December 8, 1982) was a professional soccer player from Ghana, who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea FC Premier League and national team Ghana.
Essien is known as the type of player-to-box box-and high-powered players have the ability to survive and attack baik.Ia quite often nicknamed The Bison as a hard style of play. Before playing for Chelsea, he never played for Bastia and Lyon. Essien Ghana the national team since 2002. He was included in the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Ghana when Ghana qualified to the round of 16.
Essien has dual citizenship, Ghana and France.
Ligue 1: 2003-04, 2004-05
English Premier League (2): 2005-06, 2009-10
FA Cup (4): 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12
English League Cup: 2006-07
Community Shield: 2009
Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2005
BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2006
Chelsea Goal of the Season: 2006-07 vs. Arsenal, Barcelona vs 2008-09
Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2008
Chelsea Player of the Year: 2007
Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2003, 2005