Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1669
Elo Ranking
36th
Attack63
Defence68
Population70 668 600 inhabitants (1978)
Affiliations

Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

March 16th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
DMarch 16th, 1978 in Ghana
Nigeria
1669
0
1 - 11673
0
Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations
3rd place
March 14th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
LMarch 14th, 1978 in Ghana
Uganda
1607
+34
2 - 11669
-34
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Semi-final
March 10th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
DMarch 10th, 1978 in Ghana
Nigeria
1703
-11
0 - 01569
+11
Zambia
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
March 8th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
DMarch 8th, 1978 in Ghana
Ghana
1691
-6
1 - 11714
+6
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
March 5th, 1978 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
WMarch 5th, 1978 in Ghana
Nigeria
1708
+9
4 - 21339
-9
Upper Volta
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
February 5th, 1978 in Gabon – Friendly
WFebruary 5th, 1978 in Gabon
Gabon
1369
-4
0 - 11699
+4
Nigeria
Friendly
January 17th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
WJanuary 17th, 1978 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1695
+6
2 - 01400
-6
Benin
African Games qualifier
January 14th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
WJanuary 14th, 1978 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1689
+10
7 - 01406
-10
Benin
African Games qualifier
November 12th, 1977 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
LNovember 12th, 1977 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1679
-27
0 - 11704
+27
Tunisia
World Cup qualifier
October 21st, 1977 in Egypt – World Cup qualifier
LOctober 21st, 1977 in Egypt
Egypt
1645
+32
3 - 11706
-32
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to July 13th, 1978

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Nigeria results by competition up to July 13th, 1978

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 22 7 10 5 40 31 +9
Africa Cup of Nations 13 4 4 5 21 26 -5
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 22 8 8 6 30 29 +1
Others 120 60 25 35 228 169 +59
Total 177 79 47 51 319 255 +64

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
1762
+15
4 - 11612
-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: 1497 points
December 27th, 1964 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1497 points
LDecember 27th, 1964
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1497
-26
1 - 21537
+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
1711
+33
3 - 11778
-33
Morocco
Olympic Games qualifier
Loss against weakest opponents: 1401 points
November 26th, 1972 in Sierra Leone – Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents
1401 points
LNovember 26th, 1972
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1401
+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
1684
+41
4 - 21636
-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 - 61714
+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 - 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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