top of page

VIDEO: Michael Essien: From Champions League Glory to Nurturing the Next-Gen

Michael Essien

Michael Essien is a Champions League winner, a Premier League icon, and a beloved figure across the football world. But what happens after the trophies are won & the stadiums quiet down?

For Essien, the answer lies in paying it forward & inspiring the next generation.

At Right to Dream, we believe in developing well-rounded individuals, not just talented athletes. Essien's dedication to this holistic approach is evident in his coaching style.

We've the privilege of witnessing Essien's incredible impact firsthand. From his infectious energy on the training pitch to his unwavering support of young talent, Essien embodies the heart and soul of our organization.

We’re proud to have Essien as a part of our community. Not just as individual player coach at FC Nordsjælland, but as a mentor, a role model, and a living embodiment of our values.

More Than a Coach

Essien's impact goes far beyond tactical drills and game strategies. He's the guy who keeps things light in the locker room, the one offering a listening ear after a tough loss, and the constant reminder that humility and hard work are the cornerstones of success.

His journey to the pinnacle of European football is an inspiration to every young student-athlete in our program. He shows them what's possible when talent meets dedication and reminds them that no dream is too big.

From Player to Mentor

"It's always good to help the young ones who're coming up. You have to be a role model to them," Essien says. "Football shouldn't change your personality."

That down-to-earth attitude, coupled with his wealth of experience, makes him the perfect mentor for our next generation of footballers. He understands the pressures they face, the sacrifices they make, and the unwavering passion that drives them.

And his impact isn't limited to FC Nordsjælland. Student-athletes across our academies in Ghana, Denmark, and Egypt look up to Essien as a shining example of what they can achieve.

Experience the Essien Effect

We recently caught up with Essien and the players he mentors at FCN. It's a raw, unfiltered look at his coaching style, his infectious energy, and the special bond he's built with these young athletes.

Watch our exclusive video below to experience the Essien effect for yourself.

It's a reminder that true legends aren't just made on the pitch, but in the hearts and minds of those they inspire.

Get ready to be moved, motivated, and inspired by the legend himself!


bottom of page