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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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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Spurs

Nacer Chadli gets his Albion career off to a flier against West Ham From the archive Two goals from former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu gave Albion a 2-0 victory against Tottenham at The Hawthorns in December 2005. &amp ...
Posted: October 13, 2016, 5:00 pm

Lee Dixon gives perfect response to exclusion in suggested Arsene Wenger all-time Arsenal XI

Aside from the inclusion of Nwankwo Kanu ahead of Alexis Sanchez on the bench, we think it’s a good effort. But one Arsenal fan raised an issue with the squad – Lee Dixon’s absence. Twitter user @realjoshdawe tweeted at the Champions League account ...
Posted: October 13, 2016, 6:42 am

Adamu lauds nomination of Super Eagles players for CAF awards

Late Rashidi Yekini won the African Player of the Year award in 1993, followed by Emmanuel Amuneke in 1994. Nwankwo Kanu won the award in 1996 and 1999, while Victor Ikpeba got it in 1997. NAN reports that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon won the 2015 ...
Posted: October 17, 2016, 9:05 am
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