Michael Essien 85 Rated
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Nation
Essien
85
CDM
83
PAC
78
DRI
72
SHO
85
DEF
75
PAS
87
PHY
FIGHTS FOR THE BADGE?
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22,000 (14.29%)
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3

Skills

3

Weakfoot

36

AGE

5' 10"

177cm TALL

77kg

Weight

HIGH/HIGH

Workrates

Right

Footed

3

Skills

3

Weakfoot

36

AGE

5' 10"

177cm TALL

77kg

Weight

HIGH/HIGH

Workrates

Right

Footed

Pac
83
Acceleration
84
Sprint Speed
83
Sho
72
Positioning
72
Finishing
65
Shot Power
83
Long Shots
79
Volleys
74
Penalties
61
Pas
75
Vision
73
Crossing
66
FK. Acc.
57
Short Pass
83
Long Pass
79
Curve
63
Dri
78
Agility
73
Balance
85
Reactions
82
Ball Control
84
Dribbling
73
Composure
79
Def
85
Interceptions
87
Heading Acc.
68
Def. Awareness
87
Stand Tackle
86
Slide Tackle
85
Phy
87
Jumping
79
Stamina
90
Strength
87
Aggression
85
Total Stats2,252
Traits: NA

Having drawn huge interest from the biggest clubs in France, it was Lyon who secured the services of Michael Essien from SC Bastia in 2003. Essien was instantly deployed as a box-to-box midfielder and enjoyed two rewarding seasons at Lyon. Scoring on his debut, he helped his side win the Trophée des Champions in both 2003 and 2004. Essien’s sturdy performances also led Lyon to their second and third consecutive Ligue 1 titles from 2003-2005, and deservedly earned him the 2005 Player of the Year award in France.