Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is a talented Nigerian footballer. He was born on October 3, 1996. The talented soccer star was born in Obogwe in Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo State.


Iheanacho currently plays for one of Europe’s biggest club – Manchester City. The teenager has made several wonderful and brilliant appearances for the club.

Iheanacho started his career with Man City in January 10 2014, when he joined Manchester City’s Academy. He scored in a 4-1 win during City’s first match tour against Sporting Kansas City during a pre-season tour in the USA.

The wonder kid also sent the ball flying into the net when he faced A.C Millian in a 5-1 win. Impressed with the teen’s performance, Manchester City arranged for him to join Colombus Crew but the teams’ plan couldn’t pull through.

This hitch subsequently frustrated Iheanacho as he did not play in England until February 2015.

The Nigerian-born soccer star later made his debut in a UEFA Youth League match against Schalke 04. However, he couldn’t play till game over because he got injured barely 11 minutes into the game.

After his recovery, he began to represent Manchester City at both youth and under-21 level in the latter part of the season. In July 2015, Iheanacho also grabbed a spot at City’s list of pre-season tour team in Australia.

Iheanacho Kelechi captured the hearts of many football fans during the competition. His set up the first goal for Raheem Sterling in Australia and launched City on the winning side when the club played against Roma in the 2015 International Champions Cup.

Man City Iheanacho also set up Raheem Sterling for the 4th goal in Manchester City’s 8–1 victory against Vietnam. Remarkably, K Iheanacho scored for City in a 4-2 defeat game against VFB Stuttgart during City’s last pre-season game.

After earning much admiration and performing beyond expectation during City’s games in Australia, Iheanacho Kelechi was promoted to the Manchester City senior squad.

After his inclusion in the senior squad of Man City, Iheanacho was benched during City’s 3-0 victory in their first Premier League game.

During a game against Watford at the City of Manchester Stadium, Iheanacho made his first competitive appearance for Man City.

On 12 September 2015, the wonder kid scored his debut goal which doubles as the only and winning goal of the match after he replaced Wilfried Bony in an away match against Crystal Palace.

K Iheanacho also made several other brilliant appearances for Manchester City.

On January 30, Kelechi Iheanacho brought down the stadium and won the hearts of City’s fans across the globe after he scored his first hat-trick against Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA.

Internationally, Kelechi Iheanacho formed part of the Nigeria-U17 squad. His major international tournament was the unforgettable 2013 African U-17 Championship in Morocco. At the tournament, Iheanacho scored an amazing hat-trick against rival country Botswana.

Kelechi Iheanacho also won the ‘Golden Ball’ in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was simply outstanding during the tournament; having provided seven assistants and scoring six good times.

After his brilliant performance at the Nigeria-U17 games, Iheanacho Kelechi trained with Nigeria’s squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup; featuring in only two matches.

However, Iheanacho made his first appearance in the Nigerian senior team during Nigeria’s game against Egypt on March 25 2016 in an African Cup of Nations qualifying game. Nigeria hosted the game but eventually drew with visiting team Egypt.