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Nigeria national football team

men's national association football team representing Nigeria

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

Nigeria
Nickname(s)Super Eagles
AssociationNigeria Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachGernot Rohr
CaptainJohn Mikel Obi
Most capsVincent Enyeama (101)
Joseph Yobo (101)
Top scorerRashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadiumAbuja 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)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1995)
Best resultFourth Place (1995)

Top scorersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.