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Profession: Soccer Player, Footballer
Date of Birth: Aug 1, 1976
Height: 1.97 m
Country: Nigeria
Nwankwo Kanu is a professional footballer from Nigeria and has a net worth of $9 million. Nwankwo Kanu has earned his net worth through years as a second striker footballer. He was born in Owerri, Nigeria and his active years in football ran from 1991-2010.
Nwankwo Kanu, OON (born 1 August 1976), or simply Kanu, is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Portsmouth. He was also a member of the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010. Kanu is a member of the Igbo ethnic group; his name, Nwankwo, means Baby boy 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 holds the record for most substitute appearances in Premier League history, appearing from the bench 118 times. He is also a UNICEF ambassador.
Born in Owerri, Nigeria, Kanu began his career at Nigerian league club Federation Works, before moving to Iwuanyanwu Nationale. After a notable performance at the U-17 World Championships he was signed by Dutch Eredivisie AFC Ajax in 1993 for EUR207,047. He made his Ajax debut the following year and went on to score 25 goals in 54 appearances. Kanu also came on as a sub in Ajax's 1995 Champions League final win over AC Milan. In 1996, Ajax sold Kanu to Serie A side Internazionale for around $4.7 million that summer he captained the Nigerian team that won gold at the Olympics, and scored two late goals in the semi-finals against powerhouses Brazil to overturn a 2-3 scoreline into a 4-3 win in extra time. Kanu was also named African Footballer of the Year for that year . However, soon after returning from the Olympics, Kanu underwent a medical examination at Inter, which revealed a serious heart defect; he underwent surgery in November 1996 to replace an aortic valve and did not return to his club until April 1997. In interviews, Kanu frequently cites his faith as a Christian, and has often mentioned this trying time of his career as an occasion when he prayed to God. Kanu's experience also led to his founding the Kanu Heart Foundation, an o

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Croatia match crucial for Nigeria – Kanu

Former Super Eagles’ captain, Nwankwo Kanu has opined that Nigeria’s first match at this year’s World Cup, against Croatia on June 16, is the most important one for the three-time African champions at Russia 2018. Though the former Inter Milan ...
Posted: May 8, 2018, 2:05 am

How Arsene Wenger established African players in English football

He's a man who knows we are all human beings before footballers. And that's why he was able to affect the lives of so many people positively," former Nigerian international Nwankwo Kanu, who helped Wenger win two league titles, told Al Jazeera. Among the ...
Posted: May 13, 2018, 9:10 am

Kanu honours Wenger

Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu was a part of the Arsenal legends present at the send-off of the departing coach of the club Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday. Wenger, who announced last month that he would leave ...
Posted: May 6, 2018, 9:33 pm
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