Nigeria national team

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Nigeria
Elo Score1713
Elo Ranking
42nd
Attack72
Defence69
Population200 240 600 inhabitants (2019)
Affiliations

Major titles won by Nigeria

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Major titles won by Nigeria

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Nigeria last international games

November 20th, 2018 in Nigeria – Friendly
DNovember 20th, 2018 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1713
-8
0 - 01476
+8
Uganda
Friendly
November 17th, 2018 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
DNovember 17th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1547
+5
1 - 11721
-5
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
October 16th, 2018 in Tunisia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WOctober 16th, 2018 in Tunisia
Nigeria
1726
+8
3 - 21467
-8
Libya
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
October 13th, 2018 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WOctober 13th, 2018 in Nigeria
Nigeria
1718
+10
4 - 01475
-10
Libya
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
September 11th, 2018 in Liberia – Friendly
WSeptember 11th, 2018 in Liberia
Liberia
1314
-3
1 - 21708
+3
Nigeria
Friendly
September 8th, 2018 in Seychelles – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WSeptember 8th, 2018 in Seychelles
Seychelles
962
-2
0 - 31705
+2
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
June 26th, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
LJune 26th, 2018 in Russia
Argentina
1918
+16
2 - 11703
-16
Nigeria
World Cup
Group D
June 22nd, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
WJune 22nd, 2018 in Russia
Nigeria
1719
+60
2 - 01721
-60
Iceland
World Cup
Group D
June 16th, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
LJune 16th, 2018 in Russia
Croatia
1878
+25
2 - 01659
-25
Nigeria
World Cup
Group D
June 6th, 2018 in Austria – Friendly
LJune 6th, 2018 in Austria
Czech Republic
1713
+10
1 - 01684
-10
Nigeria
Friendly

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Nigeria Elo rating evolution up to February 1st, 2019

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Nigeria results by competition up to February 1st, 2019

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 21 6 3 12 23 30 -7
World Cup qualifiers 104 58 30 16 178 79 +99
Confederations Cup 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4
Africa Cup of Nations 86 45 22 19 122 83 +39
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 117 59 40 18 189 82 +107
Others 308 128 87 93 445 366 +79
Total 620 283 178 159 927 635 +292

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
1762
+15
4 - 11612
-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
1799
+57
3 - 01714
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
Highest Elo rating: 1828 points
June 5th, 2004 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Highest Elo rating
1828 points
WJune 5th, 2004
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1828
+2
2 - 01357
-2
Rwanda
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Lowest Elo rating: 1497 points
December 27th, 1964 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1497 points
LDecember 27th, 1964
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1497
-26
1 - 21537
+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
1759
+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: 60 points
June 22nd, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
Most points won in a game
60 points
WJune 22nd, 2018
in Russia
Nigeria
1719
+60
2 - 01721
-60
Iceland
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 - 11674
-53
Nigeria
Olympic Games
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
LDecember 13th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1662
-53
2 - 61714
+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 - 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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