Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City

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Kelechi Promise Ịheanachọ
Centre Forward
Leicester City

Kelechi Promise Ịheanachọ

Kelechi Iheanacho born 03/10/1996 in Imo, who plays as a Centre Forward for Leicester City. They have also represented . Eligible to represent Nigeria at international level.

Kelechi Iheanacho (born 3 October 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Leicester City.

Youth Career

Iheanacho has had a frustrating season since joining the Blues, waiting for a work permit, and then getting injured five minutes into his first game in the youth ranks. After a couple of months on the sidelines, he marked his full debut with a goal in the FA Youth Cup final second leg defeat at Chelsea and then bagged another as a sub in the under-21s’ International Cup semi-final against Leicester.

Manchester City

Made his competitive debut, replacing Raheem Sterling for the final minute of a 2–0 win against Watford at the City of Manchester Stadium. Signed a new 2 year contract in August 2016.

Leicester City

Joined Leicester in August 2017, signing a five-year contract for a fee reported to be around £25 million. Made his debut a few days later against Arsenal, scoring his first goal in an EFL Cup tie against Leeds United in October 2017. Became the first player in English football to be awarded a goal due to VAR in January 2018, as the referee deemed that the player had been incorrectly ruled offside for his second goal.


Kelechi has represented Nigeria at Under-17, and Under-20s level. Iheanacho won the Golden Ball for tournament’s best player as his homeland won the U17s finals in the UAE this summer. He scored six goals in seven matches – including one in Nigeria’s victory over Mexico in the final and four in one match against the same opposition in the group phase – and also provided seven assists.

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