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Personal information
Full name Nwankwo Kanu
Date of birth 1 August 1976 (1976-08-01) (age 45)
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Height 1.97 m
Playing position Forward
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.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Personal Life

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

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nigeria League Nigerian FA Cup League Cup Africa Total
1991/92 Fed Works 30 9 30 9
1992/93 Heartland Premier League 30 6 30 6
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1993/94 Ajax Eredivisie 6 2 6 2
1994/95 18 10 18 10
1995/96 30 13 30 13
Italy League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Europe Total
1996/97 Internazionale Milano Serie A 0 0 0 0
1997/98 11 1 11 1
1998/99 1 0 1 0
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
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

Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
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

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