Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1695
Elo Ranking
39th
Attack83
Defence63
Population121 107 400 inhabitants (1999)
Affiliations

Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

February 28th, 1999 in Senegal – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DFebruary 28th, 1999 in Senegal
Senegal
1448
+9
1 - 11695
-9
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
January 23rd, 1999 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJanuary 23rd, 1999 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1704
+7
2 - 01451
-7
Burundi
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
October 4th, 1998 in Burkina Faso – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DOctober 4th, 1998 in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
1402
+11
0 - 01697
-11
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 28th, 1998 in France – World Cup Round of 16
LJune 28th, 1998 in France
Denmark
1898
+35
4 - 11708
-35
Nigeria
World Cup
Round of 16
June 24th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
LJune 24th, 1998 in France
Paraguay
1813
+49
3 - 11743
-49
Nigeria
World Cup
Group D
June 19th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
WJune 19th, 1998 in France
Nigeria
1792
+33
1 - 01766
-33
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
WJune 13th, 1998 in France
Nigeria
1759
+52
3 - 21988
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
June 5th, 1998 in the Netherlands – Friendly
LJune 5th, 1998 in the Netherlands
Netherlands
1962
+5
5 - 11707
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
May 29th, 1998 in Yugoslavia – Friendly
LMay 29th, 1998 in Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
1971
+4
3 - 01712
-4
Nigeria
Friendly
April 22nd, 1998 in Germany – Friendly
LApril 22nd, 1998 in Germany
Germany
2066
+1
1 - 01716
-1
Nigeria
Friendly

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to May 23rd, 1999

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Nigeria results by competition up to May 23rd, 1999

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 8 4 0 4 13 13 0
World Cup qualifiers 56 27 16 13 93 56 +37
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 46 21 13 12 67 57 +10
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 53 21 21 11 76 41 +35
Others 217 90 56 71 321 278 +43
Total 383 164 108 111 574 446 +128

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
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
1799
+57
3 - 01714
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
Highest Elo rating: 1821 points
November 10th, 1995 in Nigeria – Afro-Asian Cup
Highest Elo rating
1821 points
WNovember 10th, 1995
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1821
+14
1 - 01726
-14
Uzbekistan
Afro-Asian Cup
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: 1988 points
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
Win against strongest opponents
1988 points
WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1759
+52
3 - 21988
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
Loss against weakest opponents: 1312 points
January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
Loss against weakest opponents
1312 points
LJanuary 30th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1312
+46
2 - 01521
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
Most points won in a game: 57 points
June 21st, 1994 in the United States – World Cup Group D
Most points won in a game
57 points
WJune 21st, 1994
in the United States
Nigeria
1799
+57
3 - 01714
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
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
1717
+53
3 - 11674
-53
Nigeria
Olympic Games
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
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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