|Full name||Sani Haruna Kaita|
|Date of birth||2 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Kano, Nigeria|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Current club||Olympiakos Nicosia|
|2009||→ Kuban Krasnodar (loan)||17||(0)|
|2009||→ Lokomotiv Moscow (loan)||3||(0)|
|2010||→ Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||6||(0)|
|2010||→ Metalist Kharkiv (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011||→ Iraklis (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
A hardworking combative midfielder, he joined Sparta in the 2005/2006 season from Kano Pillars FC. Kaita moved to AS Monaco FC in September 2008, he left on 13 January 2009 AS Monaco and joined on loan to FC Kuban Krasnodar between 31 December 2009. On 25 August 2009 Lokomotiv Moscow signed the Nigerian midfielder on loan from AS Monaco FC until December, he played for Kuban until recently also on loan. On 25 February 2010 Alania Vladikavkaz signed the Nigerian midfielder on loan from AS Monaco FC. On 31 May 2010 FC Metalist Kharkiv signed Kaita on loan from AS Monaco FC. On the last day of the 2011 winter transfer window Kaita moved to Greek Superleague side Iraklis on a six-month loan deal.
A midfielder, Kaita caught the eye of Sparta when playing all 7 matches for Nigeria U-20 at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the senior Nigeria national football team making his debut in a 3–0 friendly loss against Romania in November 2005.
He was sent off in a match against Greece on 17 June 2010, in their second 2010 FIFA World Cup match for kicking Vasilis Torosidis after Torosidis motioned as if to throw the ball at Kaita. This makes him the first Nigerian player to be sent off in a World Cup match. Greece went on to score their first World Cup goals, and win their first ever match in the World Cup. Sani Kaita was inundated with death threats from within Nigeria.
African footballer of the year: 2008, 2009, 2010 Nigeria under-20
- Sani Kaita at National-Football-Teams.com
- Player profile – Sparta Rotterdam
- Career stats – Voetbal International (Dutch)
- Sani Kaita vertrekt naar Monaco Sparta Rotterdam
- Sani Kaita Joins Osaze At Lokomotiv
- Alaniya Add Khomich, Kaita, and Two Strong Bulgarians « Russian Football Now
- "IRAKLIS F.C. signed Sani Kaita". Iraklis FC Official site. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- Record at FIFA Tournaments -FIFA
- "Nigerian Has Received 1,000 Threats From Soccer Fans; Officials Unclear on Severity". The Sporting Blog. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- Norrish, Mike (17 June 2010). "Greece v Nigeria: live". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2010-06-17.