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Kanu listed among 50 football legends

28/12/2016

/ by Biyi Akangbe
Nwankwo Kanu is one of 50 legends of the game listed by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

Former Super Eagles captain Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha’s has not been named in the latest list of 50 football legends compiled by the IFFHS.

However, another former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu was the only former Nigeria international listed.

Unsurprisingly, the duo of Diego Maradona and Pele were listed, amongst a host other former football greats.

The full list:

Rabah Madjer (Algeria); Alfredo Stéfano di Stéfano Laulhé and Diego Armando Maradona Franco (Argentina); Edson Arantes do Nascimento (PELE), Garrincha, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazil); Roger Milla (Cameroon); HAO HAIDONG, Sun Jihai (China); Mahmoud El-Khatib, Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt); Michel Platini, Zinedine Yazid Zidane (France); Franz Anton Beckenbauer, GERD MÜLLER,Lothar Matthäus (Germany).

The others are:

Ferenc Puskás (Hungary); Baichung Bhutia (India); ALI DAEI (Iran); Dino Zoff, Roberto Baggio (Italy); HIDETOSHI NAKATA (Japan); Cha Bum-kun (Korea Rep.);  Jasem Yaqoub Sultan Al-Besara (Kuwait); George Weah (Liberia); Antonio Carbajal, Hugo Sánchez Márquez (Mexico); Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit (Netherlands); Wynton Alan Whai Rufer (New Zealand);Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria); José Luis Félix Chilavert González (Paraguay); Eusébio, Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo (Portugal); Majed Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mohammed (Saudi Arabia); Francisco Gento (Spain); Tanju Çolak (Turkey); Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin (Ukraine); Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, STANLEY MATTHEWS (United Kingdom); Juan Alberto Schiaffino (Uruguay); Landon Timothy Donovan (USA); Lucas Valeriu Ntuba Radebe (South Africa); Ryan Joseph Giggs (Wales).
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