Nigeria's John Obi Mikel has been one of the interesting topics for the weekend as the Super Eagles captain clocks 30 years.

From Chelsea to FIFA and of course from the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, tonnes of birthday messages have been flying in.

FIFA wrote: #HBD to Ingrid Vidal (26), @mikel_john_obi (30), @kaka (35) & Zoltan Gera (38)

A tweet on the official handle of the Nigerian Football Federation celebrating Mikel reads: "Happy birthday @NGSuperEagles magical captain, @mikel_john_obi. Shine on!"

Mikel's former club Chelsea, where he spent 10 years before leaving for China in January, also celebrated the midfielder in a tweet on their official handle.

Chelsea wrote: "We also wish John Mikel Obi a very happy birthday!"

As Mikel turns 30 today, he finds himself caught up in the riches of the Chinese Super League.

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Indeed, Mikel is one of the most decorated African player, he is a Champions League winner, a Europa League winner and holder of multiple Premier League and FA Cup medals, Mikel was a stalwart in multiple Chelsea successes just like Ashley Cole, Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and John Terry.