Where Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League winners are now as Mikel and Ramires retire
With Chelsea symbols John Obi-Mikel and Ramires both reporting their retirement this week, Day to day Star Game has investigated what befallen each individual from their 2012 Bosses Association winning side
No Chelsea fan will at any point fail to remember the second Didier Drogba moved his predetermination fixing punishment past Manuel Neuer in the 2012 Bosses Association last.
It wrapped up the club’s close to the very long-term mission to land the title, which had more irritating close-to misses in it than Timo Werner’s error-loaded debut season in the Premier Association.
Sky Sports analyst Martin Tyler splendidly compared the victory to finding ‘the Sacred goal’, and he was correct. For Chelsea that success was everything, and nothing was truly going to top it (sorry Kai Havertz and co.).
Two individuals from that crew – John Obi Mikel and Ramires (who was suspended for the last) – declared their retirement recently, so we thought we’d have a little gander at where the remainder of the group is present, 10 years on from that brilliant night in Munich.
Petr Cech, who saved three punishments that evening, left Chelsea in 2015 after being unseated by a youthful Thibaut Courtois. He saw out his playing profession at Arsenal before getting back to Stamford Scaffold as Chelsea’s new specialized and execution consultant only half a month after his retirement.
The Czech legend secured himself as one of the main figures at the club, however, left his job only a couple of days after proprietor Todd Boehly took over from Roman Abramovich recently.
With ordinary right-back Branislav Ivanovic suspended for the last, Jose Bosingwa was drafted in for what might turn out to be his last game for Chelsea.
He then, at that point, had a hopeless season at QPR, stopping the club after completing the absolute bottom of the Premier Association before seeing out his profession at Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor, formally hanging up his boots in 2016.
Gary Cahill turned into the quickest player in Premier Association history to win each significant prize after hoovering up all respects accessible to him in a little more than three years at Chelsea.
He was delivered in 2019 in the wake of being frozen out by Maurizio Sarri, joining Crystal Palace on a free transfer. After two years he moved to Bournemouth, however, was given up toward the finish of the mission following the Cherries’ advancement to the Premier Association. The 36-year-old is right now a free specialist.
David Luiz stays one of the most polarizing players in Premier Association history, however, even his cruelest pundits couldn’t blame his exhibition against Bayern in 2012 last.
The defender left for PSG for an incredible £50m in 2014, preceding getting back to Stamford Scaffold two years after the fact, turning into a basic piece of Antonio Conte’s Premier Association winning side. He escaped to Arsenal in 2019, and after two blended seasons, left for Brazilian club Flamengo, where he stays right up to the present day.
Chelsea’s, Britain’s, and seemingly the Premier Association’s most prominent at any point left-back spent one more two seasons at Stamford Extension before passing on to join Roma when his agreement terminated in 2014. He then, at that point, moved to LA Cosmic system before wrapping his 20-year vacation up at Blunt Lampard’s Derby Region.
Cole then went to foundation coaching, joining Lampard’s staff before following him to Chelsea, and later Everton, where he was elevated to initially group obligations.
John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel is undisputedly perhaps of Chelsea’s greatest uncelebrated yet truly great individuals. He left the club in 2017 following 11 prize-loaded seasons at Stamford Scaffold, moving to Chinese Super Association side Tianjin TEDA before getting back to English football with Middlesbrough a year after the fact.
Spells at Trabzonspor, Stir up and Kuwait SC followed and the Nigerian midfielder hung up his boots a couple of days prior in the wake of expenditure a year without a club.
Chelsea’s untouched record goalscorer and the best player to at any point wear the shirt, left the club two years after their Bosses Association win. He spent a season at Manchester City, clumsily scoring his most memorable objective for the club against Chelsea, before resigning in 2016 following 18 months at New York City FC.
He was designated Derby manager in 2018 preceding being given control at Chelsea a year after the fact. He drove the club to a main four completion in his most memorable season notwithstanding a transfer boycott and the deficiency of Eden Risk, however, was excused partially through his second. He joined Everton in January and aided the club in barely keeping away from assignment last season.
Ryan Bertrand will likely be the main player in history to at any point make his Bosses Association debut in the actual last. Not a terrible heritage for somebody who never truly made it at Chelsea!
The left-back joined Aston Estate on loan in 2013 having neglected to unseat Ashley Cole and moved to Southampton on a super durable premise a year after the fact. He burned through seven seasons at St Mary’s before changing to Leicester on a free in 2021. He’s found first-group minutes difficult to find at the Ruler Power and hasn’t shown up until this point this season.
Juan Mata was Chelsea’s Player of the Year in 2012, and again in 2013, which was made even more stunning when he was permitted to leave for rivals Manchester Joined in January 2014.
The Spaniard never truly duplicated his shining Chelsea structure at Old Trafford, however, stayed at the club for eight-and-a-half seasons before joining Galatasaray this summer.
Like Bosingwa, the 2012 Heroes Association last was Salomon Kalou’s last game for Chelsea. The Ivorian moved to French club Lille, really supplanting Chelsea-bound Risk, before moving to Hertha Berlin in 2014.
After six seasons in the Bundesliga, Kalou joined Brazilian club Botafogo, however, left after only one season in April last year. After doing without a club for almost a year, his vocation seemed to be finished, however, a couple of months prior he turned up in Djibouti (out of every other place on earth) in the wake of signing a transient arrangement with Arta/Solar7.
Didier Drogba welcomed the shade down on his Chelsea vocation in the most fabulous of designs, with the Ivorian titan reporting his takeoff only a brief time after scoring the triumphant punishment against Bayern.
He joined Chinese Super Association side Shanghai Shenhua, however, got back to European football a couple of months after the fact with Galatasaray. Drogba then re-joined Chelsea for one final season, going about as a student to Diego Costa. He then saw out his profession in North America with stretches at Montreal Effect and Phoenix Rising.
He is currently the VP of the global association Harmony and Game, as well as a generosity minister for the UN.
Florent Malouda, who fell off the seat during the last, was one more man who played his last game for Chelsea that evening – however he didn’t leave the club until a year after the fact.
He joined Trabzonspor in 2013 when his agreement terminated, and later had stretches in France, India, Egypt, and Luxembourg before resigning in 2018. Malouda was then employed as a coach at Swiss club FC Zurich, however, his agreement was dropped in April 2019 after under 2 months.
Fernando Torres, who additionally fell off the seat in 2012 last, finished his hopeless spell at Stamford Extension in 2014 in the wake of moving to AC Milan on loan. He then joined his former club Atletico Madrid on loan before signing for them for all time in 2016.
He spent a further two seasons in the Spanish capital and balanced up his boots in 2019 following one year in Japan. In 2021 he got back to Atletico once more, this time as a young coach.
Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo has marked the best break manager ever in the wake of winning both the Heroes Association and the FA Cup as Chelsea’s impermanent chief, however, his spell as a long-lasting manager didn’t go very as without a hitch.
The Italian was sacked only three months into the new season and wasn’t seen again before being recruited as Schalke’s supervisor in 2014. He was sacked again after under a year in Germany before a hopeless 12-game spell responsible for Aston Estate in 2016 welcomed the shade down on his managerial profession.