Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1681
Elo Ranking
45th
Attack53
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

January 15th, 2022 in Cameroon – Africa Cup of Nations Group D
WJanuary 15th, 2022 in Cameroon
Nigeria
1681
+9
3 - 11308
-9
Sudan
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D
January 11th, 2022 in Cameroon – Africa Cup of Nations Group D
WJanuary 11th, 2022 in Cameroon
Nigeria
1672
+26
1 - 01635
-26
Egypt
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D
November 16th, 2021 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
DNovember 16th, 2021 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1646
-14
1 - 11471
+14
Cape Verde
World Cup qualifier
November 13th, 2021 in Morocco – World Cup qualifier
WNovember 13th, 2021 in Morocco
Nigeria
1660
+8
2 - 01330
-8
Liberia
World Cup qualifier
October 10th, 2021 in Cameroon – World Cup qualifier
WOctober 10th, 2021 in Cameroon
Nigeria
1652
+8
2 - 01307
-8
Central African Republic
World Cup qualifier
October 7th, 2021 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
LOctober 7th, 2021 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1644
-38
0 - 11315
+38
Central African Republic
World Cup qualifier
September 7th, 2021 in Cape Verde – World Cup qualifier
WSeptember 7th, 2021 in Cape Verde
Cape Verde
1422
-13
1 - 21682
+13
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
September 3rd, 2021 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WSeptember 3rd, 2021 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1669
+5
2 - 01352
-5
Liberia
World Cup qualifier
July 3rd, 2021 in the United States – Friendly
LJuly 3rd, 2021 in the United States
Mexico
1896
+8
4 - 01664
-8
Nigeria
Friendly
June 8th, 2021 in Austria – Friendly
DJune 8th, 2021 in Austria
Cameroon
1568
+3
0 - 01672
-3
Nigeria
Friendly

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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 110 62 31 17 187 82 +105
Confederations Cup 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4
Africa Cup of Nations 95 52 22 21 135 91 +44
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 124 64 42 18 206 90 +116
Others 318 129 92 97 450 377 +73
Total 652 300 186 166 971 665 +306

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
November 28th, 1959 in Nigeria – Nkrumah Cup
Largest win
WNovember 28th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1715
+12
10 - 11502
-12
Dahomey
Nkrumah Cup
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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