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Former Super Eagles captain and Chelsea legend, John Obi Mikel, has retired from professional football after 20 years of action.
Obi announced his retirement from football on Tuesday on his social media accounts with a farewell message to his fans.
“There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today.”
“I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and, more importantly, the human it has helped shape.”
“All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates, and most importantly, my ever-loyal fans.”
“You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.”
“I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you started.”
“This is not goodbye, it’s the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds, and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you”, he wrote.
He started his football career with a local club, plateau united, then he joined Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, at age 17 before making a shock move to Chelsea.
During Obi’s time at Chelsea, He won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, a League Cup, a Champions League, and a Europa League title.
Source: Daily Post