Ex-Chelsea Star Released By Indonesian Side

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Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has reached a new low in his career after being released by Indonesian side Persib Bandung.


Essien, now 35, made his name at Stamford Bridge, where he helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles, before joining Real Madrid and later AC Milan. He also represented his country, Ghana, at World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

But his fall from grace has been rapid, and he reached a new low by being released by the Indonesian side, where he spent just over a year after leaving Greek giants Panathanaikos.


When he signed for the Blues back in 2005 for £24million from Lyon, he was immediately seen as a fans’ favourite in West London. It is quite surprising to see just how his career has fallen apart in the last few years.

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