Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1646
Elo Ranking
50th
Attack52
Defence60
Population173 074 600 inhabitants (2013)
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 19th, 2013

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Nigeria results by competition up to January 19th, 2013

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 14 4 2 8 17 21 -4
World Cup qualifiers 90 49 25 16 155 72 +83
Confederations Cup 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Africa Cup of Nations 80 41 20 19 111 79 +32
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 101 52 35 14 165 68 +97
Others 282 118 78 86 409 341 +68
Total 548 250 156 142 820 570 +250

Nigeria last international games

January 9th, 2013 in Portugal – Friendly
DJanuary 9th, 2013 in Portugal
Cape Verde
1433
+6
0 - 01646
-6
Nigeria
Friendly
November 14th, 2012 in the United States – Friendly
WNovember 14th, 2012 in the United States
Nigeria
1652
+19
3 - 11710
-19
Venezuela
Friendly
October 13th, 2012 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WOctober 13th, 2012 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1633
+7
6 - 11304
-7
Liberia
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
September 8th, 2012 in Liberia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DSeptember 8th, 2012 in Liberia
Liberia
1294
+13
2 - 21626
-13
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
August 15th, 2012 in Niger – Friendly
DAugust 15th, 2012 in Niger
Niger
1299
+6
0 - 01639
-6
Nigeria
Friendly
June 16th, 2012 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 16th, 2012 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1645
+8
2 - 01403
-8
Rwanda
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
June 9th, 2012 in Malawi – World Cup qualifier
DJune 9th, 2012 in Malawi
Malawi
1392
+9
1 - 11637
-9
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
June 3rd, 2012 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
WJune 3rd, 2012 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1646
+3
1 - 01303
-3
Namibia
World Cup qualifier
May 23rd, 2012 in Peru – Friendly
LMay 23rd, 2012 in Peru
Peru
1722
+5
1 - 01643
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
April 12th, 2012 in the United Arab Emirates – Friendly
LApril 12th, 2012 in the United Arab Emirates
Egypt
1731
+8
3 - 21648
-8
Nigeria
Friendly

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