Friday, 13 February 2009
Nwankwo Kanu aka Papilo, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Nigerian national team and for English club Portsmouth. He is the most decorated African footballer in history of the game, having won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three F.A. Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards. He is the only current Premiership player to have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, Premiership, FA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal. Kanu is also a UNICEF ambassador.
He has played for Federation Works, Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Ajax, Inter, Arsenal, West Brom and Portsmouth.
Kanu has been a member of the Nigerian national team since 1994, making his debut against Sweden in a friendly. He is the current captain of the team.