Nwankwo Kanu is one of Nigeria, and indeed Africa's, favourite sons.
The lanky, technically-gifted striker won the Champions League with Ajax way back in 1995. He was one of two Nigerians in the team that day alongside Finidi George. The matchday squad contained 16 players, of which 13 were Dutch. The only foreigners were Kanu, George and Finnish playmaker Jari Litmanen. Kanu was only 18 years old and made a 35-minute substitute appearance off the bench.
Here's a little clip of Kanu in only his second start for Ajax when he was just 17, displaying some of that silky flair that he became famous for at Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal.
What a player https://t.co/qR1Dlkzv74— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) June 2, 2020
Kanu was twice crowned as African Player of the Year (1996, 1999), he won Olympic Gold in 1996 and he won every major European Cup competition, most notably the Champions League in 1995.