John Michael Nchekwube Obinna "John Mikel Obi" - International Appearances


The outstanding Nigerian player obtained 86 international caps with his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born: 22- 4-1987
Country: Nigeria 
Caps:	86	(W41-D25-L20 – GF128-GA75 – %62.21)
Goals:	6
Age First Cap:	 18 yr 117 d  17- 8-2005 vs. Libya 1-0
Age Last Cap:    31 yr  65 d  26- 6-2018 vs. Argentina 1-2
National Team Career: 12 yr 313 d

Caps  Date 	Venue	 	Opponent       Score 	Competition

 1  17- 8-05	Tripoli 	Libya   	1-0	
 2  27- 1-06	Port Said	Zimbabwe	2-0	African Nations Cup
 3  31- 1-06	Port Said	Senegal 	2-1	African Nations Cup
 4   3- 2-06	Port Said	Tunisia   	1-1 [1]	African Nations Cup
 5   7- 2-06	Alexandria	Ivory Coast	0-1	African Nations Cup
 6   2- 9-06	Abuja   	Niger   	2-0	African Cup Qual.
 7   6- 2-07	Brentford	Ghana   	1-4	
 8  24- 3-07	Abeokuta	Uganda  	1-0	African Cup Qual.
 9   8- 9-07	Warri   	Lesotho 	2-0	African Cup Qual.
10  14-10-07	Ciudad Juárez	Mexico  	2-2	
11  21- 1-08	Sekondi 	Ivory Coast	0-1	African Nations Cup
12  25- 1-08	Sekondi 	Mali    	0-0	African Nations Cup
13  29- 1-08	Sekondi 	Benin   	2-0	African Nations Cup
14   3- 2-08	Accra     	Ghana   	1-2	African Nations Cup
15  27- 5-08	Graz    	Austria 	1-1	
16   1- 6-08	Abuja   	South Africa	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
17   7- 6-08	Freetown	Sierra Leone	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
18  21- 6-08	Abuja   	Equat. Guinea  	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
19  11- 2-09	London  	Jamaica 	0-0	
20  28- 3-09	Maputo  	Mozambique	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
21  20- 6-09	Radès   	Tunisia 	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
22   6- 9-09	Abuja   	Tunisia 	2-2	World Cup Qualifier
23  14-11-09	Nairobi 	Kenya   	3-2	World Cup Qualifier
24  12- 1-10	Benguela	Egypt   	1-3	African Nations Cup
25  16- 1-10	Benguela	Benin   	1-0	African Nations Cup
26  20- 1-10	Lubango 	Mozambique	3-0	African Nations Cup
27  25- 1-10	Lubango 	Zambia    	0-0 [2] African Nations Cup
28  28- 1-10	Luanda  	Ghana   	0-1	African Nations Cup
29  30- 1-10	Benguela	Algeria 	1-0	African Nations Cup
30   5- 9-10	Calabar 	Madagascar	2-0	African Cup Qual.
31  27- 3-11	Abuja   	Ethiopia	4-0	African Cup Qual.
32  29- 3-11	Abuja   	Kenya   	3-0	
33   1- 6-11	Abuja   	Argentina	4-1	
34   5- 6-11	Addis Abeba	Ethiopia	2-2	African Cup Qual.
35   4- 9-11	Antananarivo	Madagascar	2-0	African Cup Qual.
36   6- 9-11	Dhaka   	Argentina	1-3	
37   8-10-11	Abuja   	Guinea  	2-2	African Cup Qual.
38  11-10-11	Watford 	Ghana   	0-0	
39  13-10-12	Calabar 	Liberia 	6-1	African Cup Qual.
40   9- 1-13	Faro-Loulé	Cape Verde Isl.	0-0	
41  21- 1-13	Nelspruit	Burkina Faso	1-1	African Nations Cup
42  25- 1-13	Nelspruit	Zambia  	1-1	African Nations Cup
43  29- 1-13	Nelspruit	Ethiopia	2-0	African Nations Cup
44   3- 2-13	Rustenburg	Ivory Coast	2-1	African Nations Cup
45   6- 2-13	Durban  	Mali    	4-1	African Nations Cup
46  10- 2-13	Johannesburg	Burkina Faso	1-0	African Nations Cup
47  23- 3-13	Calabar 	Kenya   	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
48   5- 6-13	Nairobi 	Kenya   	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
49  12- 6-13	Windhoek	Namibia 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
50  17- 6-13	Belo Horizonte	Tahiti  	6-1	Confederations Cup
51  20- 6-13	Salvador	Uruguay 	1-2	Confederations Cup
52  23- 6-13	Fortaleza	Spain   	0-3	Confederations Cup
53   7- 9-13	Calabar 	Malawi  	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
54  13-10-13	Addis Adaba 	Ethiopia	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
55  16-11-13	Calabar 	Ethiopia	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
56  18-11-13	London  	Italy   	2-2	
57   5- 3-14	Atlanta 	Mexico  	0-0	
58   3- 6-14	Chester         Greece          0-0
59   7- 6-14	Jacksonville    United States   1-2	
60  16- 6-14	Curitiba        Iran            0-0	World Cup
61  21- 6-14	Cuiabá          Bosnia-Herzeg.  1-0	World Cup
62  25- 6-14	Porto Alegre    Argentina       2-3	World Cup
63  30- 6-14	Brasília        France          0-2	World Cup
64   6- 9-14	Calabar 	Congo           2-3	African Cup Qual.
65  10- 9-14	Cape Town	South Africa    0-0	African Cup Qual.
66  11-10-14	Khartoum	Sudan		0-1	African Cup Qual.
67  15-10-14	Abuja		Sudan		3-1	African Cup Qual.
68  15-11-14	Pointe Noire	Congo    	2-0	African Cup Qual.
69  19-11-14	Uyo     	South Africa	2-2	African Cup Qual.
70   8-10-15	Visé    	Congo-Kinshasa	0-2
71  11-10-15	Brussel  	Cameroon	3-0
72  17-11-15	Port Harcourt	Swaziland	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
73  25- 3-16	Kaduna  	Egypt           1-1     African Cup Qual.
74  29- 3-16	Borg El Arab	Egypt           0-1     African Cup Qual.
75   3- 9-16	Uyo     	Tanzania        1-0	African Cup Qual.
76   9-10-16	Ndola   	Zambia          2-1	World Cup Qualifier
77  12-11-16	Uyo     	Algeria         3-1	World Cup Qualifier
78   1- 9-17	Uyo     	Cameroon	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
79   5- 9-17	Yaoundé  	Cameroon	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
80   7-10-17	Uyo     	Zambia   	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
81  14-11-17	Krasnodar	Argentina	4-2
82   2- 6-18	London  	England  	1-2
83   6- 6-18	Schwechat	Czech Republic	0-1
84  16- 6-18	Kaliningrad	Croatia 	0-2	World Cup
85  22- 6-18	Volgograd	Iceland 	2-0	World Cup
86  26- 6-18	St. Peterburg	Argentina	1-2	World Cup

[1] Nigeria won 6-5 on penalty kicks.
[2] Nigeria won 5-4 on penalty kicks.


Total Record

Matches  Won  Draw  Lost For Against  Points  Percentage
  86      41   25    20   128- 75       107      62.21

Types of Matches:
Friendlies		19
World Cup                7
World Cup Qualifier	19
African Nations Cup	20
African Cup Qualifier	18
Confederations Cup	 3

Total:                  86


Goals:	
	
Cap  2	1 goal
Cap 13	1 goal
Cap 39	1 goal
Cap 51	1 goal
Cap 77	1 goal
Cap 78	1 goal

Total	6 goals


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