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03.12.2020 Football News

FIFA, La Liga, Caf, others celebrate Ghana legend Michael Essien

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Michael Essien
LISTEN DEC 3, 2020
Michael Essien

The football world is celebrating Ghana legend Michael Essien.

The former Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfield kingpin turns 38 years old today.

Essien is famously remembered during his days in the Premier League is currently the assistant coach at Danish side, FC Nordsjaelland where he is also doing his coaching badges.

As he celebrates his birthday today, FIFA on its Twitter handle, tweeted, "We hope @MichaelEssien's celebrating today like he was when he scored what “might just be the best goal that’s ever been scored at Stamford Bridge.

"Happy 38th birthday to the @ChelseaFC and @ghanafaofficial legend."

Uefa also posted a video of Essien's famous goal against Barcelona in 2009 during a Champions League semi final game at Stamford Bridge.

"There's only 1 way to mark @MichaelEssien's birthday!

#UCL| #HBD | @ChelseaFC

Chelsea also tweeted with the caption, "Happy birthday to this legend! Have a great day, @MichaelEssien!"

Th Ghana Football Assoiation [GFA] also sent their best wishes to the legend.

"Special Birthday wishes former Black Stars midfielder @MichaelEssien. We wish you unlimited success in all your endeavours.

#BringBackTheLove

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Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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