Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1709
Elo Ranking
32nd
Attack65
Defence69
Population70 668 600 inhabitants (1978)
Affiliations

Nigeria national team honours

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
1764
+15
4 - 11613
-15
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
CAF First round - Group 3
Highest Elo rating: 1743 points
October 10th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
Highest Elo rating
1743 points
WOctober 10th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1743
+20
3 - 11688
-20
Ghana
Olympic Games 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: 1778 points
April 3rd, 1976 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
Win against strongest opponents
1778 points
WApril 3rd, 1976
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1712
+33
3 - 11778
-33
Morocco
Olympic Games qualifier
Loss against weakest opponents: 1402 points
November 26th, 1972 in Sierra Leone – Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents
1402 points
LNovember 26th, 1972
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1402
+13
1 - 01595
-13
Nigeria
Friendly
Most points won in a game: 41 points
March 1st, 1976 in Ethiopia – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
Most points won in a game
41 points
WMarch 1st, 1976
in Ethiopia
Nigeria
1685
+41
4 - 21637
-41
Zaire
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
Most points lost in a game: -53 points
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
Most points lost in a game
-53 points
LDecember 13th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1662
-53
2 - 61719
+53
United Arab Republic
Olympic Games qualifier
Largest win
November 28th, 1959 in Nigeria – Nkrumah Cup
Largest win
WNovember 28th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1715
+12
10 - 11506
-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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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to March 5th, 1978

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Nigeria results by competition up to March 5th, 1978

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 22 7 10 5 40 31 +9
Africa Cup of Nations 9 4 1 4 18 22 -4
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 22 8 8 6 30 29 +1
Others 120 60 25 35 228 169 +59
Total 173 79 44 50 316 251 +65

Nigeria last international games

March 5th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
WMarch 5th, 1978 in Ghana
Nigeria
1709
+9
4 - 21338
-9
Upper Volta
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
February 5th, 1978 in Gabon – Friendly
WFebruary 5th, 1978 in Gabon
Gabon
1368
-4
0 - 11700
+4
Nigeria
Friendly
January 17th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
WJanuary 17th, 1978 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1696
+6
2 - 01400
-6
Benin
African Games qualifier
January 14th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
WJanuary 14th, 1978 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1690
+10
7 - 01406
-10
Benin
African Games qualifier
November 12th, 1977 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
LNovember 12th, 1977 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1680
-27
0 - 11705
+27
Tunisia
World Cup qualifier
October 21st, 1977 in Egypt – World Cup qualifier
LOctober 21st, 1977 in Egypt
Egypt
1647
+32
3 - 11707
-32
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
October 8th, 1977 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WOctober 8th, 1977 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1739
+19
4 - 01615
-19
Egypt
World Cup qualifier
September 25th, 1977 in Tunisia – World Cup qualifier
DSeptember 25th, 1977 in Tunisia
Tunisia
1659
-2
0 - 01720
+2
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
September 4th, 1977 in Nigeria – CEDEAO Cup
WSeptember 4th, 1977 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1718
+13
2 - 11668
-13
Ghana
CEDEAO Cup
August 27th, 1977 in Nigeria – CEDEAO Cup
WAugust 27th, 1977 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1705
+5
2 - 01367
-5
Sierra Leone
CEDEAO Cup

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