Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1684
Elo Ranking
36th
Attack51
Defence66
Population74 829 000 inhabitants (1980)
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 8th, 1980

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Nigeria results by competition up to March 8th, 1980

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 22 7 10 5 40 31 +9
Africa Cup of Nations 14 5 4 5 24 27 -3
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 22 8 8 6 30 29 +1
Others 132 65 31 36 244 175 +69
Total 190 85 53 52 338 262 +76

Nigeria last international games

March 8th, 1980 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
WMarch 8th, 1980 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1684
+9
3 - 11430
-9
Tanzania
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
February 2nd, 1980 in Nigeria – Friendly
DFebruary 2nd, 1980 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1675
-6
0 - 01568
+6
Cameroon
Friendly
January 26th, 1980 in Nigeria – Friendly
WJanuary 26th, 1980 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1681
+2
1 - 01357
-2
Liberia
Friendly
November 4th, 1979 in Nigeria – Friendly
WNovember 4th, 1979 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1679
+3
5 - 01330
-3
Benin
Friendly
October 27th, 1979 in Sierra Leone – Friendly
DOctober 27th, 1979 in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1360
+6
0 - 01676
-6
Nigeria
Friendly
October 25th, 1979 in Liberia – Friendly
DOctober 25th, 1979 in Liberia
Liberia
1381
+5
1 - 11682
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
October 14th, 1979 in Benin – Friendly
DOctober 14th, 1979 in Benin
Benin
1350
+6
1 - 11687
-6
Nigeria
Friendly
September 29th, 1979 in Senegal – Friendly
WSeptember 29th, 1979 in Senegal
Senegal
1606
-17
0 - 21693
+17
Nigeria
Friendly
July 28th, 1978 in Algeria – African Games
LJuly 28th, 1978 in Algeria
Algeria
1598
+21
1 - 01676
-21
Nigeria
African Games
July 25th, 1978 in Algeria – African Games
WJuly 25th, 1978 in Algeria
Nigeria
1697
+6
3 - 21373
-6
Malawi
African Games

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