Former Nigerian International, Kanu Nwankwo has been listed among the top 48 football legends worldwide by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
Papilo as he is fondly called, made the list alongside other football greats including Pele and Ronaldo da Lima of Brazil, George Oppong Weah, Roger Milla, Rabah Medjer, Muhammed Aboutrika, Mohmud El-Khatub and ex- Bafana Bafana captain, Lucas Radebe.
Kanu who was the last Nigerian to win the CAF African Footballer of the Year award in 1999 was the only Nigerian on the list. Surprisingly, Cameroon’s most decorated player, Samuel Eto’o was left out.
The IFFHS under the approval of FIFA focuses on archiving football records, statistics and records of associations across the globe.
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