Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1742
Elo Ranking
36th
Attack54
Defence74
Population160 342 000 inhabitants (2010)
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 10th, 2010

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Nigeria results by competition up to January 10th, 2010

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 11 4 1 6 14 16 -2
World Cup qualifiers 88 48 24 16 153 71 +82
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 74 38 19 17 105 75 +30
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 91 47 31 13 143 60 +83
Others 263 110 71 82 380 325 +55
Total 508 233 142 133 758 536 +222

Nigeria last international games

January 6th, 2010 in South Africa – Friendly
DJanuary 6th, 2010 in South Africa
Nigeria
1742
-6
0 - 01502
+6
Zambia
Friendly
November 14th, 2009 in Kenya – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WNovember 14th, 2009 in Kenya
Kenya
1365
-7
2 - 31748
+7
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
October 11th, 2009 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WOctober 11th, 2009 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1741
+3
1 - 01408
-3
Mozambique
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
September 6th, 2009 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DSeptember 6th, 2009 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1738
-10
2 - 21663
+10
Tunisia
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 20th, 2009 in Tunisia – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DJune 20th, 2009 in Tunisia
Tunisia
1653
0
0 - 01748
0
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 7th, 2009 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 7th, 2009 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1748
+5
3 - 01402
-5
Kenya
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 2nd, 2009 in France – Friendly
WJune 2nd, 2009 in France
France
1875
-16
0 - 11743
+16
Nigeria
Friendly
May 29th, 2009 in England – Friendly
DMay 29th, 2009 in England
Ireland
1786
-2
1 - 11727
+2
Nigeria
Friendly
March 29th, 2009 in Mozambique – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DMarch 29th, 2009 in Mozambique
Mozambique
1416
+12
0 - 01725
-12
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
February 11th, 2009 in England – Friendly
DFebruary 11th, 2009 in England
Jamaica
1640
+3
0 - 01737
-3
Nigeria
Friendly

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