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 37)
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Playing position Defender
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.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2007

Christopher Kanu (born 4 December 1979) is a retired 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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