Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1631
Elo Ranking
56th
Attack48
Defence58
Population215 174 400 inhabitants (2022)
Affiliations

Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

November 17th, 2022 in Portugal – Friendly
LNovember 17th, 2022 in Portugal
Portugal
2006
+2
4 - 01631
-2
Nigeria
Friendly
November 9th, 2022 in Costa Rica – Friendly
LNovember 9th, 2022 in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1743
+7
2 - 01633
-7
Nigeria
Friendly
September 27th, 2022 in Algeria – Friendly
LSeptember 27th, 2022 in Algeria
Algeria
1722
+5
2 - 11640
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
June 13th, 2022 in Morocco – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 13th, 2022 in Morocco
Nigeria
1644
+4
10 - 01071
-4
São Tomé e Príncipe
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 9th, 2022 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 9th, 2022 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1640
+4
2 - 11354
-4
Sierra Leone
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 2nd, 2022 in the United States – Friendly
LJune 2nd, 2022 in the United States
Ecuador
1845
+5
1 - 01636
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
May 28th, 2022 in the United States – Friendly
LMay 28th, 2022 in the United States
Mexico
1845
+5
2 - 11641
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
March 29th, 2022 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
DMarch 29th, 2022 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1646
-12
1 - 11541
+12
Ghana
World Cup qualifier
March 25th, 2022 in Ghana – World Cup qualifier
DMarch 25th, 2022 in Ghana
Ghana
1529
+2
0 - 01658
-2
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
January 23rd, 2022 in Cameroon – Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16
LJanuary 23rd, 2022 in Cameroon
Tunisia
1620
+32
1 - 01660
-32
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Round of 16

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution

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Nigeria results by competition

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 21 6 3 12 23 30 -7
World Cup qualifiers 112 62 33 17 188 83 +105
Confederations Cup 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4
Africa Cup of Nations 97 53 22 22 137 92 +45
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 126 66 42 18 218 91 +127
Others 323 129 92 102 452 388 +64
Total 663 303 188 172 988 679 +309

Nigeria notable games

First international
October 8th, 1949 in Sierra Leone – Friendly
First international
October 8th, 1949
WOctober 8th, 1949
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1393
-7
0 - 21707
+7
Nigeria
Friendly
First competitive game
October 20th, 1951 in Nigeria – Jalco Cup
First competitive game
October 20th, 1951
WOctober 20th, 1951
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1722
+22
5 - 01685
-22
Gold Coast
Jalco Cup
First World Cup qualifier
August 28th, 1960 in Ghana – World Cup qualifier CAF First round - Group 3
First World Cup qualifier
August 28th, 1960
LAugust 28th, 1960
in Ghana
Ghana
1763
+15
4 - 11614
-15
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
CAF First round - Group 3
First World Cup game
June 21st, 1994 in the United States – World Cup Group D
First World Cup game
June 21st, 1994
WJune 21st, 1994
in the United States
Nigeria
1798
+57
3 - 01713
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
Highest Elo rating: 1828 points
June 5th, 2004 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Highest Elo rating
1828 points
WJune 5th, 2004
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1828
+2
2 - 01356
-2
Rwanda
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Lowest Elo rating: 1500 points
December 27th, 1964 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1500 points
LDecember 27th, 1964
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1500
-26
1 - 21539
+26
Togo
African Games qualifier
Win against strongest opponents: 1987 points
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
Win against strongest opponents
1987 points
WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+52
3 - 21987
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
Loss against weakest opponents: 1311 points
January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
Loss against weakest opponents
1311 points
LJanuary 30th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1311
+46
2 - 01522
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
Most points won in a game: 60 points
June 22nd, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
Most points won in a game
60 points
WJune 22nd, 2018
in Russia
Nigeria
1719
+60
2 - 01721
-60
Iceland
World Cup
Group D
Most points lost in a game: -67 points
June 30th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
Most points lost in a game
-67 points
LJune 30th, 2019
in Egypt
Madagascar
1420
+67
2 - 01649
-67
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
Largest win
June 13th, 2022 in Morocco – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Largest win
WJune 13th, 2022
in Morocco
Nigeria
1644
+4
10 - 01071
-4
São Tomé e Príncipe
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Largest loss
November 30th, 1955 in the Gold Coast – Jalco Cup
Largest loss
LNovember 30th, 1955
in the Gold Coast
Gold Coast
1722
+27
7 - 01694
-27
Nigeria
Jalco Cup

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