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Nigeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Gernot Rohr
Captain Ahmed Musa
Most caps Vincent Enyeama
Joseph Yobo (101)
Top scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadium Moshood Abiola National Stadium
FIFA code NGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 46 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)
Highest 5 (April 1994)
Lowest 82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking
Current 42 Increase 2 (3 March 2019)
Highest 15 (31 May 2004)
Lowest 72 (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)
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
Appearances 6 (first in 1994)
Best result Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 18 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions (1980, 1994, 2013)
African Nations Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2014)
Best result Runners-up (2018)
WAFU Nations Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2010)
Best result Champions (2010)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 1995)
Best result Fourth place (1995)

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

Top scorers

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

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria on 9 and 13 October 2020 respectively.
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 24 December 1996 (1996-12-24) (age 24) 1 0 Latvia Ventspils
1GK Maduka Okoye 28 August 1999 (1999-08-28) (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
1GK Tobias Lawal 7 June 2000 (2000-06-07) (age 21) 0 0 Austria LASK
1GK Mathew Yakubu 9 March 1999 (1999-03-09) (age 22) 0 0 Slovakia iClinic Sereď

2DF Kenneth Omeruo 17 October 1993 (1993-10-17) (age 27) 52 1 Spain Leganés
2DF William Troost-Ekong 1 September 1993 (1993-09-01) (age 28) 42 2 England Watford
2DF Leon Balogun 28 June 1988 (1988-06-28) (age 33) 32 0 Scotland Rangers
2DF Chidozie Awaziem 1 January 1997 (1997-01-01) (age 24) 17 1 Portugal Boavista
2DF Ola Aina 8 October 1996 (1996-10-08) (age 24) 17 0 England Fulham
2DF Jamilu Collins 5 August 1994 (1994-08-05) (age 27) 15 0 Germany Paderborn 07
2DF Semi Ajayi 8 October 1993 (1993-10-08) (age 27) 11 0 England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Tyronne Ebuehi 16 December 1995 (1995-12-16) (age 25) 7 0 Netherlands Twente
2DF Kevin Akpoguma 19 April 1995 (1995-04-19) (age 26) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Zaidu Sanusi 13 June 1997 (1997-06-13) (age 24) 0 0 Portugal Porto

3MF Samuel Kalu 26 August 1997 (1997-08-26) (age 24) 14 2 France Bordeaux
3MF Samuel Chukwueze 22 May 1999 (1999-05-22) (age 22) 13 2 Spain Villarreal
3MF Mikel Agu 27 May 1993 (1993-05-27) (age 28) 6 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
3MF Frank Onyeka 1 January 1998 (1998-01-01) (age 23) 0 0 Denmark Midtjylland
3MF Samson Tijani 17 May 2002 (2002-05-17) (age 19) 0 0 Austria Hartberg

4FW Ahmed Musa 14 October 1992 (1992-10-14) (age 28) 91 15 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
4FW Alex Iwobi 3 May 1996 (1996-05-03) (age 25) 40 7 England Everton
4FW Moses Simon 12 July 1995 (1995-07-12) (age 26) 33 5 France Nantes
4FW Kelechi Ịheanachọ 3 October 1996 (1996-10-03) (age 24) 25 8 England Leicester City
4FW Paul Onuachu 28 May 1994 (1994-05-28) (age 27) 7 1 Belgium Genk
4FW Cyriel Dessers 8 December 1994 (1994-12-08) (age 26) 0 0 Belgium Genk
4FW Chidera Ejuke 2 January 1998 (1998-01-02) (age 23) 0 0 Russia CSKA Moscow

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