Christopher Kanu

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Chris Kanu
Personal information
Full name Christopher Ogbonnaya Kanu
Date of birth (1979-12-04) 4 December 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eagle Cement
Youth career
1994–1995 Eagle Cement
1995–1996 Ajax Amsterdam
1996–1997 Inter Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 Ajax 15 (0)
1996–1997 AC Lugano (loan) 19 (0)
2001 Deportivo Alavés (loan) 5 (0)
2002 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) ? (?)
2002–2003 Top Oss ? (?)
2003–2005 Peterborough United 27 (0)
2006 Wingate & Finchley 1 (1)
2006– Eagle Cement 184 (9)
2009– Owerri Stampede (loan) 3 (1)
National team
2000–2002 Nigeria 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2007

Christopher Kanu (born 4 December 1979) is a Nigerian football defender.


His current career goal tally stands at 10 goals in 317 league games for 8 different clubs. An 11th strike, which was not scored in a league game, proved to be a match winner for his old club Sparta Rotterdam in an early UEFA Cup knockout round against Hamburger SV in 2002. The other 9 have all been notched for Nigerian club Eagle Cement in the league, and the tenth goal came on his league debut for Owerri Stampede Nigeria FC.

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Portsmouth striker Nwankwo Kanu. In addition he is the stepbrother of Oghab midfielder Anderson "Anders" Gabolalmo Kanu and Henry Isaac.[1]


International career[edit]

In 2000 Christopher made his international debut for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier against Eritrea.


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