Nigeria national team

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Match resultsNotable gamesTeam HonoursElo graphicsDemographicsFlags & kits
Nigeria
Elo Score1753
Elo Ranking
32nd
Attack59
Defence88
Population130 843 600 inhabitants (2002)
Affiliations

Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

June 12th, 2002 in Japan – World Cup Group F
DJune 12th, 2002 in Japan
England
1942
-17
0 - 01753
+17
Nigeria
World Cup
Group F
June 7th, 2002 in Japan – World Cup Group F
LJune 7th, 2002 in Japan
Sweden
1890
+21
2 - 11736
-21
Nigeria
World Cup
Group F
June 2nd, 2002 in Japan – World Cup Group F
LJune 2nd, 2002 in Japan
Argentina
2029
+12
1 - 01757
-12
Nigeria
World Cup
Group F
May 18th, 2002 in England – Friendly tournament
WMay 18th, 2002 in England
Nigeria
1769
+6
1 - 01524
-6
Jamaica
Friendly tournament
May 16th, 2002 in Ireland – Friendly
WMay 16th, 2002 in Ireland
Ireland
1872
-16
1 - 21763
+16
Nigeria
Friendly
May 4th, 2002 in Nigeria – Friendly
WMay 4th, 2002 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1747
+2
3 - 01373
-2
Kenya
Friendly
April 17th, 2002 in Scotland – Friendly
WApril 17th, 2002 in Scotland
Scotland
1719
-13
1 - 21745
+13
Nigeria
Friendly
March 26th, 2002 in England – Friendly
DMarch 26th, 2002 in England
Nigeria
1732
0
1 - 11720
0
Paraguay
Friendly
February 9th, 2002 in Mali – Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
WFebruary 9th, 2002 in Mali
Mali
1481
-17
0 - 11732
+17
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
3rd place
February 7th, 2002 in Mali – Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
LFebruary 7th, 2002 in Mali
Senegal
1685
+31
2 - 11715
-31
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Semi-final

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to September 6th, 2002

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Nigeria results by competition up to September 6th, 2002

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 11 4 1 6 14 16 -2
World Cup qualifiers 66 33 18 15 112 59 +53
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 58 29 16 13 84 64 +20
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 59 25 23 11 85 42 +43
Others 232 98 61 73 346 293 +53
Total 429 190 121 118 645 475 +170

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
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 - 01713
-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: 1988 points
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
Win against strongest opponents
1988 points
WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+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
1798
+57
3 - 01713
-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 - 11676
-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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