Nkanu1wankwo Kanu, is a retired soccer player who played as a striker, a UNICEF ambassador, and founder of Kanu Heart Foundation, an organisation that helps African children and adult who suffer heart defects and whose work was expanded to provide aid for homeless children.

Kanu has won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He is also one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.

An African soccer legend who began his career in Nigeria before moving to AFC Ajax in 1993, with 25 goals in 54 appearances. In 1996, Kanu moved to Inter Milan and also captained the Nigerian team that won gold at the Olympics the same year, he scored two late goals in the semi-finals against powerhouses Brazil to overturn a 2–3 score line into a 4–3 win in extra time. Kanu was also named African Footballer of the Year for that year.



International Team
Inter Milan 1996–1999
Arsenal 1999–2004
West Bromwich Albion 2004–2006
Portsmouth 2006–2012
National Team
Nigeria U17  1993
Nigeria U23  1996
Nigeria      1994–2011