Nwankwo Kanu - International Appearances


The outstanding Nigerian player obtained 86 international caps with his National Team and was record holder for his country until Joseph Yobo surpassed his total on February 29, 2012. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:    1- 8-1976      
Country:  Nigeria 
Caps:   86      (W47-D18-L21GF123-GA75-%65.12)
Goals:  13 
Age First Cap:   17 yr 277 d   5- 5-1994 vs. Sweden 1-3  
Age Last Cap:    34 yr 240 d  29- 3-2011 vs. Kenya 3-0
National Team Career:  16 yr 328 d  


Cap    Date      Venue         Opponent       Score    Competition
 1    5- 5-1994  Stockholm     Sweden          1-3
 2   25- 5-1994  Bucuresti     Romania         0-2   
 3   16-11-1994  London        England         0-1    
 4   21-10-1995  Tashkent      Uzbekistan      3-2     Afro-Asian Cup   
 5   10-11-1995  Lagos         Uzbekistan      1-0     Afro-Asian Cup
 6   17- 8-1997  Conakry       Guinea          0-1     World Cup Qualifier
 7   22- 4-1998  Kln          Germany         0-1 
 8    5- 6-1998  Amsterdam     Netherlands     1-5       
 9   19- 6-1998  Paris         Bulgaria        1-0     World Cup
10   24- 6-1998  Toulouse      Paraguay        1-3     World Cup 
11   28- 6-1998  Saint-Denis   Denmark         1-4     World Cup 
12   23- 1-2000  Lagos         Tunisia         4-2     African Nations Cup  
13   28- 1-2000  Lagos         Congo           0-0     African Nations Cup 
14    3- 2-2000  Lagos         Morocco         2-0     African Nations Cup 
15    7- 2-2000  Lagos         Senegal         2-1     African Nations Cup
16   10- 2-2000  Lagos         South Africa    2-0     African Nations Cup 
17   13- 2-2000  Lagos         Cameroon        2-2 [1] African Nations Cup
18    9- 4-2000  Asmara        Eritrea         0-0     World Cup Qualifier 
19   22- 4-2000  Lagos         Eritrea         4-0     World Cup Qualifier 
20   17- 6-2000  Lagos         Sierra Leone    2-0     World Cup Qualifier  
21    9- 7-2000  Monrovia      Liberia         1-2     World Cup Qualifier   
22   27- 1-2001  Port Harcourt Sudan           3-0     World Cup Qualifier 
23   11- 3-2001  Accra         Ghana           0-0     World Cup Qualifier 
24   21- 4-2001  Freetown      Sierra Leone    0-1     World Cup Qualifier  
25    5- 5-2001  Port Harcourt Liberia         2-0     World Cup Qualifier 
26    1- 7-2001  Omdurman      Sudan           4-0     World Cup Qualifier
27   29- 7-2001  Port Harcourt Ghana           3-0     World Cup Qualifier
28   21- 1-2002  Bamako        Algeria         1-0     African Nations Cup 
29   24- 1-2002  Bamako        Mali            0-0     African Nations Cup 
30   28- 1-2002  Mopti         Liberia         1-0     African Nations Cup 
31    3- 2-2002  Bamako        Ghana           1-0     African Nations Cup 
32    7- 2-2002  Bamako        Senegal         1-2     African Nations Cup 
33    9- 2-2002  Mopti         Mali            1-0     African Nations Cup 
34   26- 3-2002  London        Paraguay        1-1       
35   17- 4-2002  Aberdeen      Scotland        2-1  
36   16- 5-2002  Dublin        Ireland         2-1 
37    2- 6-2002  Ibaraki       Argentina       0-1     World Cup 
38    7- 6-2002  Kobe          Sweden          1-2     World Cup
39   25- 5-2003  Kingston      Jamaica         2-3     
40    7- 6-2003  Abuja         Malawi          4-1     African Nations Cup Qualifier  
41   11- 6-2003  Abuja         Brazil          0-3 
42   26- 7-2003  Watford       Venezuela       1-0
43   27- 1-2004  Monastir      Morocco         0-1     African Nations Cup 
44   31- 1-2004  Monastir      South Africa    4-0     African Nations Cup  
45    4- 2-2004  Sfax          Benin           2-1     African Nations Cup 
46    8- 2-2004  Monastir      Cameroon        2-1     African Nations Cup    
47   11- 2-2004  Tunis         Tunisia         1-1 [2] African Nations Cup    
48   13- 2-2004  Monastir      Mali            2-1     African Nations Cup   
49    8-10-2004  Libreville    Gabon           1-1     World Cup Qualifier  
50   26- 3-2005  Port Harcourt Gabon           2-0     World Cup Qualifier 
51    5- 6-2005  Kigali        Rwanda          1-1     World Cup Qualifier 
52   18- 6-2005  Kano          Angola          1-1     World Cup Qualifier
53   17- 8-2005  Tripoli       Libya           1-0 
54    4- 9-2005  Oran          Algeria         5-2     World Cup Qualifier
55    8-10-2005  Abuja         Zimbabwe        5-1     World Cup Qualifier    
56   23- 1-2006  Port Said     Ghana           1-0     African Nations Cup    
57   27- 1-2006  Port Said     Zimbabwe        2-0     African Nations Cup 
58   31- 1-2006  Port Said     Senegal         2-1     African Nations Cup   
59    3- 2-2006  Port Said     Tunisia         1-1 [3] African Nations Cup 
60    7- 2-2006  Alexandria    Ivory Coast     0-1     African Nations Cup    
61    9- 2-2006  Cairo         Senegal         1-0     African Nations Cup 
62    2- 9-2006  Abuja         Niger           2-0     African Nations Cup Qualifier
63    8-10-2006  Maseru        Lesotho         1-0     African Nations Cup Qualifier  
64   24- 3-2007  Abeokuta      Uganda          1-0     African Nations Cup Qualifier  
65   27- 5-2007  Nairobi       Kenya           1-0    
66    2- 6-2007  Kampala       Uganda          2-1     African Nations Cup Qualifier  
67   17- 6-2007  Niamey        Niger           3-1     African Nations Cup Qualifier 
68   22- 8-2007  Skopje        Macedonia       0-0    
69    8- 9-2007  Warri         Lesotho         2-0     African Nations Cup Qualifier      
70   21- 1-2008  Sekondi       Ivory Coast     0-1     African Nations Cup    
71   27- 5-2008  Graz          Austria         1-1   
72    1- 6-2008  Abuja         South Africa    2-0     World Cup Qualifier 
73    7- 6-2008  Freetown      Sierra Leone    1-0     World Cup Qualifier
74   21- 6-2008  Abuja         Equat. Guinea   2-0     World Cup Qualifier   
75   19-11-2008  Cali          Colombia	       0-1  
76   11- 2-2009  London        Jamaica         0-0
77    2- 6-2009  Saint-Etienne France          1-0
78    6- 6-2009  Abuja         Kenya           3-0     World Cup Qualifier   
79   20- 6-2009  Rads         Tunisia         0-0     World Cup Qualifier   
80    6- 9-2009  Abuja         Tunisia         2-2     World Cup Qualifier   
 -    6- 1-2010  Durban (SA)   Zambia          0-0 [*]
81   12- 1-2010  Benguela      Egypt           1-3     African Nations Cup 
82   30- 1-2010  Benguela      Algeria         1-0     African Nations Cup   
83   25- 5-2010  London        Saudi Arabia    0-0
84    6- 6-2010  Johannesburg  North Korea     3-1
85   22- 6-2010  Durban        South Korea     2-2     World Cup
86   29- 3-2011  Abuja         Kenya           3-0     African Nations Cup Qualifier

[1] Nigeria lost 3-4 on penalties.   
[2] Nigeria lost 3-5 on penalties. 
[3] Nigeria won 6-5 on penalties.   

[*] unofficial training match played over 2x40 minutes behind closed doors and with
    many substitutions

NB: for the match against Romania (25- 5-1994) no evidence was found that
    Nwankwo Kanu played. 


Total Record

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    86   47   18   21	123-  75     112      65.12


Types of Matches 

African Nations Cup     28
World Cup Qualifier     23
Friendlies              20     
African Cup Qualifier    7  
World Cup                6  
Afro-Asian Cup           2
                  
Total caps:       	86


Goals:

Cap  4     1 goal
Cap  8     1 goal
Cap 19     1 goal  
Cap 21     1 goal 
Cap 22     1 goal 
Cap 25     1 goal 
Cap 39     1 goal 
Cap 40     2 goals
Cap 50     1 goal  
Cap 55     1 goal 
Cap 64     1 goal  
Cap 67     1 goal  

Total     13 goals    



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Last updated: 10 Apr 2014

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