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Obi Mikel’s Shirt Number At New Club Confirmed

Amuda Segun

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John Mikel Obi

New Trabzonspor signing John Mikel Obi has been handed the number 12 shirt at the Turkish Super League club.

His shirt number was revealed shortly after the former Chelsea player was unveiled at Turkey.

John Mikel Obi wore the same jersey number while he was with Premier League giants Chelsea.

The 32-year-old spent a decade as a Chelsea player.

The recently retired Super Eagles star joined Chelsea in 2006 from Norwegian club Lyn Oslo.

He has signed for Trabzonspor on a free transfer after being released from English Championship club Middlesbrough.

Mikel Obi exited Boro after the short-term contract that he signed in January expired at the end of last season.

He wore jersey number 2 while he was at the Riverside Stadium.

John Mikel Obi retired from international football with the Super Eagles this summer shortly after leading the team to third place at the recently concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.

He wore the jersey number 10 during his time with the Super Eagles and it was the same number he wore at Tianjin Teda FC of China which was where he spent two years from 2016 and 2018.

Mikel joined Tianjin Teda on a free transfer shortly after leaving Chelsea.

He has signed a two-year deal at Trabzonspor with the option of a third year.

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