António Eduardo Pereira dos Santos

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Kanu
Personal information
Full name Marcos Kanu de Jesus
Date of birth (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Vitória
Number 25
Youth career
2003 Cabofriense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Cabofriense (–)
2005 Alecrim (–)
2005 Teotônio (–)
2006 ABC (–)
2007 Ituano 3 (0)
2008 Águia Negra (–)
2008–2011 Beira-Mar 71 (6)
2011–2014 Standard Liège 88 (4)
2014–2015 Vitória Guimarães 5 (1)
2015 Vitória (loan) 8 (1)
2016 OH Leuven 7 (1)
2016– Vitória 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2016.

António Eduardo Pereira dos Santos (born 3 May 1984), commonly known as Kanu, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender for Vitória in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Career[edit]

Kanu joined Beira-Mar in the summer of 2008 from Águia Negra. His time with Auri-negros saw him feature regularly in a side which in the 2009–10 season claimed the Segunda Liga, thus gaining promotion to the Portuguese top flight.[1][2] Kanu scored the goal which sealed promotion to the top flight against Carregado.[3]

In January 2011, Kanu would leave Beira-Mar for Belgian side Standard Liège on an undisclosed fee.[4] In the summer of 2013, he attracted interest from Anderlecht and Sporting CP, but decided to stay with Standard Liège.[5][6]

After his release from Liège in the summer of 2014, Kanu signed for Primeira Liga side Vitória de Guimarães.[7]

On 29 December 2015, Belgian Pro League team Oud-Heverlee Leuven announced the signing of Kanu for 2,5 years as he was brought in to help the team avoid relegation,[8] however only three months later as the team had suffered relegation his contract was deemed to be too much of a burden for the second division and he was subsequently released.[9] In his short period back in Belgium, Kanu appeared 7 times, scoring one goal against Lokeren.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beira-Mar

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beira-Mar campeão da Honra" [Beira-Mar champion of the honour] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Liga Vitalis 2009/2010" [League Vitalis 2009/2010] (in Portuguese). ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Beira-Mar-Carregado, 1-0: Festa aveirense com golo de Kanu" [Beira-Mar-Carregado, 1-0: Aveirense party with a Kanu goal] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Beira Mar: Kanu a caminho do Standard de Liège" [Beira Mar: Kanu on his way to Standard de Liège] (in Portuguese). MaisFutebol. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kanu aguarda luz verde para rumar a Alvalade" [Kanu awaits green light to go to Alvalade] (in Portuguese). Record. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anderlecht está a seguir Kanu" [Anderlecht is being followed by Kanu] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 August 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kanu será reforço dos minhotos" [Kanu is going to be a reinforcement for the minhotos] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "OHL haalt Kanu terug naar Jupiler League" [OHL brings Kanu back to the Jupiler League] (in Dutch). ohl.be. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Contract Kanu in onderling overleg opgezegd" [Contract Kanu terminated by mutual consent] (in Dutch). ohl.be. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Kanu eleito jogador do ano » 2010" [Kanu voted player of the year » 2010] (in Portuguese). MaisBeiraMar. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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