Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1720
Elo Ranking
39th
Attack66
Defence67
Population130 843 600 inhabitants (2002)
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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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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
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
1798
+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: 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: 1987 points
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
Win against strongest opponents
1987 points
WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+52
3 - 21987
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
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 - 01520
-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
1798
+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
1716
+53
3 - 11675
-53
Nigeria
Olympic Games
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
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 January 19th, 2002

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Nigeria results by competition up to January 19th, 2002

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 8 4 0 4 13 13 0
World Cup qualifiers 66 33 18 15 112 59 +53
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 52 25 15 12 79 62 +17
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 59 25 23 11 85 42 +43
Others 227 94 60 73 337 290 +47
Total 415 182 118 115 630 467 +163

Nigeria last international games

January 12th, 2002 in Ivory Coast – Friendly
DJanuary 12th, 2002 in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
1625
0
1 - 11720
0
Nigeria
Friendly
October 7th, 2001 in England – Friendly
DOctober 7th, 2001 in England
Japan
1866
-4
2 - 21720
+4
Nigeria
Friendly
September 16th, 2001 in South Korea – Friendly
LSeptember 16th, 2001 in South Korea
South Korea
1797
+5
2 - 11716
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
September 13th, 2001 in South Korea – Friendly
DSeptember 13th, 2001 in South Korea
South Korea
1792
-5
2 - 21721
+5
Nigeria
Friendly
July 29th, 2001 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WJuly 29th, 2001 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1716
+12
3 - 01519
-12
Ghana
World Cup qualifier
July 1st, 2001 in Sudan – World Cup qualifier
WJuly 1st, 2001 in Sudan
Sudan
1367
-18
0 - 41704
+18
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
June 16th, 2001 in Namibia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 16th, 2001 in Namibia
Namibia
1319
-12
0 - 21686
+12
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 2nd, 2001 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 2nd, 2001 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1674
+3
1 - 01357
-3
Madagascar
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
May 5th, 2001 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WMay 5th, 2001 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1671
+11
2 - 01491
-11
Liberia
World Cup qualifier
April 21st, 2001 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
LApril 21st, 2001 in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1334
+34
1 - 01660
-34
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier

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