Popular Nigerian footballer, John Obi Mikel is celebrating his birthday today. The former Chelsea player is partly considered a legend in Chelsea. The club was where he won most of his career titles which includes the highly rated UEFA Champions League Cup alongside many Premier League titles.
Considering his status at Chelsea, the midfielder who now plays for Stoke City in the lower leagues of English football was congratulated by former teammates. Ex-Cheleea captain, John Terry and Petr Cech who currently works as a goalkeeper trainer in Chelsea congratulated the player. They wished him a happy birthday. Chelsea posted a picture of John Obi Mikel on Instagram and also wished him a happy birthday.
John Obi Mikel, as of today, is 34 years old. Looking back at his life, he would certainly say it has been a fulfilled one. The former Super Eagle's captain is married to a beautiful Russian wife. They are blessed with two daughters who are twins.
The name of Mikel's wife is Olga Diyachenko. As already stated, she is Russian. The duo met and started a romantic relationship long before they got married.
Olga Dyachenko, Mikel's wife, is actually the daughter of a Russian billionaire. Her father who is now late died in 2017. Before he died, his net worth was reportedly Five million Dollars.
Olga Dyachenko is capable of speaking in three different languages; two of which are major. The Russian is capable of speaking English, French and of course, Russian. Her birthday is the 8th of November but her year of birth is unknown. Because of this, it is difficult to estimate her age.
The names of the daughters they had together are Mia and Ava. The two girls have grown physically and mentally in years. You can see the difference in their pictures above and below.
It is evident that John Obi Mikel loves his wife. He once made a comment some years ago where he said "Family first...". This shows how much the footballer values his family.
John Obi Mikel is loved by many Nigerians. Tell us what you love about him. Is there a special memory you have of him? Share it with us.
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