Former Super Eagles and Chelsea star Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from professional football.
Mikel took to his Instagram handle to disclose his decision to draw the curtain on his football career.
The 35-year-old appreciated everyone who contributed to the success that he enjoyed during his time as a professional footballer.
Mikel during his 20-year old career won many laurels and he is regarded as one of the most decorated footballers to have come out of Africa.
The former Super Eagles captain spent 11 years playing for English giants, Chelsea.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, he appeared in 372 games, winning two Premier League titles, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Emirates FA Cup, Carling Cup (Now Carabao Cup) and the Community Shield.
The former Lyn Oslo youngster played internationally for Nigeria, featuring in all age grade competitions.
Mikel also played senior international football for Nigeria, earning 89 caps and scoring on six occasions.
He played a pivotal role in helping the Super Eagles of Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa.
Before his retirement from football, Mikel played in the Sky Bet Championship, Kuwait Premier League, Turkish Super Lig and the Chinese Super League.
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