António Eduardo Pereira dos Santos
|Full name||Marcos Kanu de Jesus|
|Date of birth||3 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Brazil|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|2015||→ Vitória (loan)||8||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2016.
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. Kanu scored the goal which sealed promotion to the top flight against Carregado.
In January 2011, Kanu would leave Beira-Mar for Belgian side Standard Liège on an undisclosed fee. In the summer of 2013, he attracted interest from Anderlecht and Sporting CP, but decided to stay with Standard Liège.
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, 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. In his short period back in Belgium, Kanu appeared 7 times, scoring one goal against Lokeren.
- "Beira-Mar campeão da Honra" [Beira-Mar champion of the honour] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Liga Vitalis 2009/2010" [League Vitalis 2009/2010] (in Portuguese). ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Contract Kanu in onderling overleg opgezegd" [Contract Kanu terminated by mutual consent] (in Dutch). ohl.be. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- "Kanu eleito jogador do ano » 2010" [Kanu voted player of the year » 2010] (in Portuguese). MaisBeiraMar. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- António Eduardo Pereira dos Santos at TheFinalBall.com
- António Eduardo Pereira dos Santos at ForaDeJogo
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