Macauley Chrisantus

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Macauley Chrisantus
Personal information
Full name Macauley Chrisantus
Date of birth (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
0000–2007 Hearts of Abuja
2007–2008 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Hamburger SV II 12 (4)
2008–2012 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2009–2011 Karlsruher SC (loan) 47 (11)
2011–2012 FSV Frankfurt (loan) 26 (8)
2012–2014 Las Palmas 67 (20)
2014– Sivasspor
National team
2007 Nigeria U-17 7 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 June 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2010

Macauley Chrisantus (born 20 August 1990 in Abuja) is a Nigerian football striker[1] playing for Sivasspor in the Turkish Süper Lig.


Chrisantus joined Hamburg in 2007 from Abuja F.C.,[1] after attracting offers from several major European clubs, probably due to his contribution to Nigeria's World Junior Cup win that year as the highest goal scorer and second best player of the tournament.[2] In summer 2009, he was loaned to Karlsruher SC for the 2009–10 season, but on 15 April 2010, KSC extended the loan deal for another year.[3]

On 21 July 2014, Chrisantus signed a three-year contract with Turkish Süper Lig side Sivasspor after his two successful year at Las Palmas in Spain.

International career[edit]

Chrisantus has represented Nigeria at under-17 level, and was the top scorer at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea with seven goals, and was awarded the adidas Silver Ball. He scored all seven goals with his right foot.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Hamburg beat Prem giants to starlet". Sky Sports. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Sannie, Ibrahim (18 September 2007). "Offers pour in for Chrisantus". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chrisantus bleibt Badener" (in German). 15 April 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Careers after Korea". FIFA. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 

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