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Nwankwo Kanu, OON (born 1 August 1976), or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of and later captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010. Kanu is a member of the Igbo ethnic group; his name, Nwankwo, means Child born on Nkwo market day in the Igbo language.

Kanu has won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He is also one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal. He made the third-most substitute appearances in Premier League history, appearing from the bench 118 times.

He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Personal information

  • Full Name: Nwankwo Kanu 
  • Date of Birth: 1 August 1976 (1976-08-01) (age 41)
  • Place of Birth: Owerri, Nigeria
  • Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
  • Playing Position: Forward

Senior Career 

International

Honours 

Iwuanyanwu Nationale

Ajax 

Inter Milan

  • UEFA Cup, 1998 

Arsenal

  • FA Premier League, 2001–02, 2003–04 
  • FA Premier League Runner-Up, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01 
  • FA Cup, 2002, 2003 
  • FA Charity Shield, 1999 

Portsmouth

  • FA Cup, 2008 

Nigeria

  • FIFA U17 World Cup, 1993 
  • Olympic Gold Medal, 1996 
  • 2000 African Cup of Nations: Runner-Up

Individual Honours

  • African Footballer of the Year, 1996, 1999 
  • BBC African Footballer of the Year, 1997, 1999

External links

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