Nigeria national football team

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Nigeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Super Eagles
AssociationNigeria Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachGernot Rohr
CaptainAhmed Musa
Most capsVincent Enyeama
Joseph Yobo (101)
Top scorerRashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadiumMoshood Abiola National Stadium
FIFA codeNGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 46 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest5 (April 1994)
Lowest82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking
Current 42 Increase 2 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest15 (31 May 2004)
Lowest72 (27 December 1964)
First international
Flag of the British West Africa Settlements (1870–1888).svg Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 8 October 1949)[3]
Biggest win
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey 
(Lagos, Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Biggest defeat
 Gold Coast and United Kingdom British Togoland
7–0 Nigeria 
(Accra, Gold Coast; 1 June 1955)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1994)
Best resultRound of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances18 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions (1980, 1994, 2013)
African Nations Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2014)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)
WAFU Nations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2010)
Best resultChampions (2010)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1995)
Best resultFourth place (1995)

Nigeria national football team is the national football team of Nigeria.

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Rashidi Yekini 37 58 1985-1998
2 Segun Odegbami 24 1976-1989
3 Sunday Oyarekhua 17 1971-1975
3 Yakubu 17 2001-present
5 Samson Siasia 16 1989-1998
6 Thompson Usiyan 15 1976-1978
7 Daniel Amokachi 14 1990-1997
7 Jay-Jay Okocha 14 1993-2005
7 Julius Aghahowa 14 2000-2005
10 Nwankwo Kanu 13 75 1995-2007
10 Obafemi Martins 13 2004-2007

Players[change | change source]

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria on 9 and 13 October 2020 respectively.[4]
Caps and goals current as of 17 November 2019 after the match against Lesotho.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Dele Alampasu (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Latvia Ventspils
1GK Maduka Okoye (1999-08-28) 28 August 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
1GK Tobias Lawal (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Austria LASK
1GK Mathew Yakubu (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Slovakia iClinic Sereď

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2DF Kenneth Omeruo (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 27) 52 1 Spain Leganés
2DF William Troost-Ekong (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 27) 42 2 England Watford
2DF Leon Balogun (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 32) 32 0 Scotland Rangers
2DF Chidozie Awaziem (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 23) 17 1 Portugal Boavista
2DF Ola Aina (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 24) 17 0 England Fulham
2DF Jamilu Collins (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 26) 15 0 Germany Paderborn 07
2DF Semi Ajayi (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 27) 11 0 England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Tyronne Ebuehi (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 24) 7 0 Netherlands Twente
2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 25) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Zaidu Sanusi (1997-06-13) 13 June 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Porto

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3MF Samuel Kalu (1997-08-26) 26 August 1997 (age 23) 14 2 France Bordeaux
3MF Samuel Chukwueze (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 21) 13 2 Spain Villarreal
3MF Mikel Agu (1993-05-27) 27 May 1993 (age 27) 6 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
3MF Frank Onyeka (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark Midtjylland
3MF Samson Tijani (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Austria Hartberg

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4FW Ahmed Musa (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 (age 28) 91 15 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
4FW Alex Iwobi (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 24) 40 7 England Everton
4FW Moses Simon (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 25) 33 5 France Nantes
4FW Kelechi Ịheanachọ (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 24) 25 8 England Leicester City
4FW Paul Onuachu (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 26) 7 1 Belgium Genk
4FW Cyriel Dessers (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Belgium Genk
4FW Chidera Ejuke (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Russia CSKA Moscow

Recent call-ups[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. Courtney, Barrie. "Sierra Leone – List of International matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  4. "Full list of Super Eagles invitees for friendlies". The Nation. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.