Rubenilson dos Santos da Rocha

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Kanu
Kanu (RSCA).jpg
Personal information
Full name Rubenilson dos Santos da Rocha
Date of birth (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
KV Kortrijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Grêmio Barueri 4 (1)
2008Juventus-SP (loan) 11 (2)
2008Anderlecht (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2013 Anderlecht 79 (12)
2009Cercle Brugge (loan) 13 (0)
2013–2016 Terek Grozny 54 (2)
2016 Buriram United 0 (0)
2017–2018 Omonia 22 (0)
2018– KV Kortrijk 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2018

Rubenilson dos Santos da Rocha (born 23 September 1987), commonly known as Kanu, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Before signing at Anderlecht, Kanu was on trial with FC Groningen.[1] On 13 December 2008, he was loaned out to Cercle Brugge and on 30 June 2009 returned to Anderlecht.[2]

In February 2014, Kanu agree to switch to Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny.[3]

Omonia Nicosia[edit]

On 23 June 2017, Kanu signed a deal with the Cypriot First Division club Omonia Nicosia.[4] He made his debut on 10 September 2017 against Ethnikos Achna on the 2017-18 season's premier and gave an assist to Matt Derbyshire for the winning goal.[5]

Statistics[edit]

As of 16 May 2016[6]
Club statistics
Season Club League League Cup Continental Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
2012–13 Terek Grozny Russian Premier League 6 1 0 0 6 1
2013–14 25 1 3 0 28 1
2014–15 18 0 1 0 19 0
2015–16 5 0 2 1 7 1
Total Russia 54 2 6 1 60 3
Career total 54 2 6 1 60 3

Personal life[edit]

Kanu chose his football name as a reference to Nwankwo Kanu.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazilian Kanu to play for Anderlecht Anderlecht Online, 18 April 2008
  2. ^ Rubenilson do Santos da Rocha Kanu profile Footgoal
  3. ^ "Kanu transféré au Terek Grozny". R.S.C. Anderlecht. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ποδοσφαιριστής της ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑΣ ο Βραζιλιάνος Kanu". Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Match Report: Νικηφόρο ξεκίνημα [Match Report: Winning start] (in Greek). Omonoianews.com. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "KANU". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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