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Did you know that Michael Jordan has five children? Do you know their names? Do you know which basketball team he played for and position he played? Did you know that this outstanding athlete was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times? Find out lots of interesting facts about this famous American athlete on our facts sheet below.

Fun Fact 1 Michael Jordan's middle name is Jeffrey, he is known by various nicknames which all refer to his successful career in basketball. Some of his most famous nicknames include MJ, Air Jordan and Black Cat.

Fun Fact 2 Michael Jordan was born February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States of America. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Fun Fact 3: Michael Jordan is the son of Deloris Peoples who was a bank teller and James Jordan Sr. who was a mechanic.

Fun Fact 4: Michael Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006. He is currently married to Yvette Prieto whom he wed in 2013.

Fun Fact 5: Michael Jordan has five children. Their names are Jasmine Mickael, Marcus, Jeffrey Michael, Ysabel and Victoria.

Fun Fact 6: In 1984, Michael was part of US Olympic basketball team, the Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles and the team won an Olympic gold medal!

Fun Fact 7: Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who played for the Chicago Bulls and led them to 6 national championships. He was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times - 1985, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1998.

Fun Fact 8: Michael Jordan attended the University of North Carolina where he completed a degree in Geography in 1985.

Fun Fact 9: IIn July 1993, Michael's father, James Jordan Sr. was shot by two teenagers during a robbery, both teenagers were convicted of James' murder. Michael Jordan decided to retire from basketball in October 1993, to begin playing baseball in memory of his late father.

Fun Fact 10: Aside from sport, Michael achieved further success from endorsements with huge companies such as Nike who introduced Mike Air Jordan sneakers in 1985.

Fun Fact 11: Michael Jordan has also achieved a career in acting. He appeared as himself in the 1996 movie Space Jam! He has also been a spokesman for Coca Cola, McDonald's and Chevrolet.

Fun Fact 12: Michael Jordan has retired from the NBA three times in total! He retired in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Fun Fact 13: Michael Jordan broke his foot in the second season with the Chicago Bulls. This unfortunate accident caused him to miss 64 games.

Fun Fact 14: Michael Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16th, 1993 in Philadelphia. He received a standing ovation from his supporters and teammates which lasted more than three minutes, he then decided to return to the sport and come out of retirement.

Fun Fact 15: Michael Jordan played baseball for the Birmingham Barons and Scottsdale Scorpions. He battled and threw right handed, and his position was an out fielder.

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