Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1755
Elo Ranking
32nd
Attack66
Defence56
Population145 020 400 inhabitants (2006)
Affiliations

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: 1827 points
June 5th, 2004 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Highest Elo rating
1827 points
WJune 5th, 2004
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1827
+2
2 - 01356
-2
Rwanda
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations 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: 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 20th, 2006

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Nigeria results by competition up to January 20th, 2006

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 11 4 1 6 14 16 -2
World Cup qualifiers 76 39 21 16 133 66 +67
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 64 33 17 14 95 69 +26
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 73 33 28 12 113 52 +61
Others 250 106 65 79 370 315 +55
Total 467 210 131 126 708 512 +196

Nigeria last international games

November 16th, 2005 in Romania – Friendly
LNovember 16th, 2005 in Romania
Romania
1846
+9
3 - 01755
-9
Nigeria
Friendly
October 8th, 2005 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WOctober 8th, 2005 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1764
+9
5 - 11509
-9
Zimbabwe
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
September 4th, 2005 in Algeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WSeptember 4th, 2005 in Algeria
Algeria
1409
-16
2 - 51755
+16
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
August 17th, 2005 in Libya – Friendly
WAugust 17th, 2005 in Libya
Libya
1514
-7
0 - 11739
+7
Nigeria
Friendly
June 18th, 2005 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DJune 18th, 2005 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1732
-14
1 - 11542
+14
Angola
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 5th, 2005 in Rwanda – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DJune 5th, 2005 in Rwanda
Rwanda
1357
+14
1 - 11746
-14
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
March 26th, 2005 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WMarch 26th, 2005 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1760
+5
2 - 01414
-5
Gabon
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
November 17th, 2004 in South Africa – Friendly tournament
LNovember 17th, 2004 in South Africa
South Africa
1587
+20
2 - 11755
-20
Nigeria
Friendly tournament
October 22nd, 2004 in Libya – Friendly tournament
DOctober 22nd, 2004 in Libya
Ecuador
1637
+6
2 - 21775
-6
Nigeria
Friendly tournament
October 20th, 2004 in Libya – Friendly tournament
LOctober 20th, 2004 in Libya
Libya
1529
+23
2 - 11781
-23
Nigeria
Friendly tournament

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