Nwankwo Kanu

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Nwankwo Kanu
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Kanu in a friendly in 2017
Personal information
Full name Nwankwo Kanu[1]
Date of birth (1976-08-01) 1 August 1976 (age 44)[2]
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[3]
Playing position Forward[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Iwuanyanwu Nationale 25 (15)
1993–1996 Ajax 54 (25)
1996–1999 Inter Milan 12 (1)
1999–2004 Arsenal 119 (30)
2004–2006 West Bromwich Albion 53 (7)
2006–2012 Portsmouth 143 (20)
Total 406 (98)
National team
1993 Nigeria U17 6 (5)
1996 Nigeria U23 6 (3)
1994–2011 Nigeria 87 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nwankwo Kanu (born 1 August 1976) is a Nigerian football player. He plays for Portsmouth and Nigeria national team.

Personal Life[change | change source]

Nwankwo Kanu is married to fitness enthusiast, Amara Kanu and they have 3 children together. Two sons and one daughter.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NigeriaLeague Nigerian FA Cup League Cup AfricaTotal
1991/92 Fed Works 30 9 30 9
1992/93 Heartland Premier League 30 6 30 6
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
1993/94 Ajax Eredivisie 6 2 6 2
1994/95 18 10 18 10
1995/96 30 13 30 13
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
1996/97 Internazionale Milano Serie A 0 0 0 0
1997/98 11 1 11 1
1998/99 1 0 1 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1998/99 Arsenal Premier League 12 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 17 7
1999/00 31 13 2 0 1 1 14 3 48 17
2000/01 27 3 1 0 0 0 14 2 42 5
2001/02 23 3 5 2 2 1 9 0 39 6
2002/03 16 5 1 0 1 0 8 1 26 6
2003/04 10 1 3 0 4 2 7 0 24 3
2004/05 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 28 2 2 1 0 0 - 30 3
2005/06 25 5 1 0 2 1 - 28 6
2006/07 Portsmouth Premier League 36 10 2 2 0 0 - 38 12
2007/08 25 4 5 2 1 1 - 31 7
2008/09 17 1 2 0 1 0 5 1 25 1
2009/10
Country Nigeria 60 15 60 15
Netherlands 54 25 54 25
Italy 12 1 12 1
England 250 53 29 8 12 6 57 7 348 74
Total 376 94 29 8 12 6 57 7 474 115

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Nigeria national team
YearAppsGoals
1994 3 0
1995 2 1
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 5 1
1999 0 0
2000 10 2
2001 6 2
2002 11 0
2003 4 3
2004 7 0
2005 6 2
2006 8 0
2007 6 2
2008 6 0
2009 5 0
2010
Total 80 13

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of Players under Written Contract Whose Registrations have been Terminated by Either Party Between 01/07/2012 and 31/07/2012". The Football Association. p. 36. Archived from the original on 23 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nwankwo Kanu". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 18 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Kanu: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 18 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Nwankwo Kanu - International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.