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Michael Essien


Position         : Defender

Date of birth : 3 December, 1982

Team              : Bastia (France)

Nationality     : Ghana

Notes              : Was part of the team that finished third at the World U/17 Championships in 1999/ After his impressive performances there and a trial with Manchester United reports indicated that Royal Antwerp, Manchester United's feeder club, would sign him to help him gain EU nationality. However he instead decided to join Bastia in France from his Ghanaian club Liberty Professionals. Helped Ghana to the final of the World Youth Cup in 2001 where they lost to Argentina.


LAST UPDATED: 1 June, 2001

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