He plays for Chelsea and the Ghanaian national team. Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in his home country. Essien spent three seasons at the club appearing in over 60 matches before joining league champions Olympique Lyonnais in 2003. During his five-year stint in France, he got French citizenship. He’s won the Chelsea Goal of the season prize twice, in the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons. Because of routine injuries Essien has seldom been seen in a Chelsea shirt these past two seasons.
Michael Essien Net Worth $35 Million
Michael Essien is one among the legion of well-paid Chelsea players, the Ghanaian international signed a five-year contract in 2010 that is worth 80,000 a week. Given the injuries and suspensions facing his side, Essien might yet end a tough season on a high using a crucial role in the Champions League final.