Michael Kojo Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian professional footballer.

Former Ghana Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been celebrated by the Spanish LaLiga as he turns 37 Today.

The bison, as he is affectionately called by the football fraternity, turns 37 today and the Spanish LaLiga couldn’t hold back their joy to celebrate him on such a day by sharing a video of him scoring a goal for Real Madrid during his playing time for the Los Blancos.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have taken to twitter to wish the Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Sabah in the Malaysia super League.

Micheal Essien who was a force to reckon with during his playing days joined Chelsea from Olympique Lyon in 2005 and gained a move into the Spanish Primera LaLiga to play on a season-long loan deal for Real Madrid which also saw him link up again with former boss Jose Mourinho.

Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana. In 2000, he moved to France to join Bastia, where he would spend three seasons and appear in over 60 matches before joining Ligue 1 title holders Lyon in 2003.

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