Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1522
Elo Ranking
70th
Attack42
Defence64
Population89 612 800 inhabitants (1987)
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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
LJanuary 30th, 1987 in Liberia
Liberia
1311
+46
2 - 01522
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
January 26th, 1987 in India – Nehru Gold Cup
WJanuary 26th, 1987 in India
Nigeria
1568
+11
1 - 01370
-11
Syria
Nehru Gold Cup
January 18th, 1987 in Ivory Coast – African Games qualifier
LJanuary 18th, 1987 in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
1661
+10
1 - 01557
-10
Nigeria
African Games qualifier
January 4th, 1987 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
DJanuary 4th, 1987 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1567
-1
0 - 01651
+1
Ivory Coast
African Games qualifier
July 29th, 1986 in Liberia – Friendly tournament
LJuly 29th, 1986 in Liberia
Ghana
1615
+22
2 - 01568
-22
Nigeria
Friendly tournament
July 27th, 1986 in Liberia – Friendly tournament
DJuly 27th, 1986 in Liberia
Nigeria
1590
-5
2 - 21484
+5
Togo
Friendly tournament
August 18th, 1985 in Zambia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
LAugust 18th, 1985 in Zambia
Zambia
1631
+14
1 - 01595
-14
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
August 10th, 1985 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DAugust 10th, 1985 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1609
-6
0 - 01617
+6
Zambia
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
July 20th, 1985 in Tunisia – World Cup qualifier
LJuly 20th, 1985 in Tunisia
Tunisia
1625
+25
2 - 01615
-25
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
July 6th, 1985 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WJuly 6th, 1985 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1640
+14
1 - 01600
-14
Tunisia
World Cup qualifier

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to January 31st, 1987

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Nigeria results by competition up to January 31st, 1987

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 36 15 12 9 59 42 +17
Africa Cup of Nations 26 10 8 8 40 40 0
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 28 9 11 8 32 31 +1
Others 173 77 47 49 275 219 +56
Total 263 111 78 74 406 332 +74

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
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: 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: 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 - 21635
-41
Zaire
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
Most points lost in a game: -53 points
July 21st, 1980 in the Soviet Union – Olympic Games
Most points lost in a game
-53 points
LJuly 21st, 1980
in the Soviet Union
Kuwait
1719
+53
3 - 11677
-53
Nigeria
Olympic Games
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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