Macauley Chrisantus in 2014
|Full name||Macauley 'Makis' Chrisantus|
|Date of birth||20 August 1990|
|Place of birth||Abuja, Nigeria|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|–2007||Hearts of Abuja|
|2008–2009||Hamburger SV II||12||(4)|
|2009–2011||→ Karlsruher SC (loan)||47||(11)|
|2011–2012||→ FSV Frankfurt (loan)||26||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:10, 8 November 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2010
Chrisantus joined Hamburg in 2007 from Abuja F.C., 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. 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.
In January 2015, Chrisantus signed with Greek Side AEK Athens FC on an 18 months deal with an option of a further two years based on performance. On 4 October 2015, in the sixth day of the Greek Super League with eight minutes left he netted his first and winning goal against Atromitos F.C. after converting from close range. After being linked to a possible release in January, he only left the club at the end of the season, as his contract expired.
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. He also featured at the 2009 U-20 World cup held in Egypt.
- AEK Athens
- "Hamburg beat Prem giants to starlet". Sky Sports. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
- Sannie, Ibrahim (18 September 2007). "Offers pour in for Chrisantus". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
- "Chrisantus bleibt Badener" (in German). kicker.de. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- "ΑΕΚ-Ατρόμητος 1-0" (in Greek). www.gazzetta.gr. 4 October 2015.
- "AEK set to release Chrisantus". www.sdna.gr. 17 December 2015.
- "Macauley Chrisantus aterra dijous a l'Estadi" [Macauley Chrisantus arrives Thursday at the Estadi] (in Catalan). CF Reus Deportiu. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Careers after Korea". FIFA. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
- Macauley Chrisantus at BDFutbol
- Macauley Chrisantus at Soccerway
- Macauley Chrisantus at Fussballdaten (German)
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