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First internationals

First international
October 8th, 1949 in Sierra Leone – Friendly
First internationalWOctober 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 gameWOctober 20th, 1951
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1722
+22
5 - 01685
-22
Gold Coast
Jalco Cup
First world cup game
June 21st, 1994 in United States – World Cup Group D
First world cup gameWJune 21st, 1994
in United States
Nigeria
1798
+57
3 - 01714
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
First world cup qualifier
August 28th, 1960 in Ghana – World Cup qualifier CAF First round - Group 3
First world cup qualifierLAugust 28th, 1960
in Ghana
Ghana
1764
+15
4 - 11613
-15
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
CAF First round - Group 3

Last internationals

Last international
July 17th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
Last internationalWJuly 17th, 2019
in Egypt
Nigeria
1682
+23
1 - 01607
-23
Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations
3rd place
Last competitive game
July 17th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
Last competitive gameWJuly 17th, 2019
in Egypt
Nigeria
1682
+23
1 - 01607
-23
Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations
3rd place
Last world cup game
June 26th, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
Last world cup gameLJune 26th, 2018
in Russia
Argentina
1917
+15
2 - 11702
-15
Nigeria
World Cup
Group D
Last world cup qualifier
November 10th, 2017 in Algeria – World Cup qualifier
Last world cup qualifierDNovember 10th, 2017
in Algeria
Algeria
1534
+2
1 - 11670
-2
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier

Finals played in major tournaments

Africa Cup of Nations 1980
March 22nd, 1980 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1980WMarch 22nd, 1980
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1730
+32
3 - 01668
-32
Algeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1984
March 18th, 1984 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1984LMarch 18th, 1984
in Ivory Coast
Cameroon
1685
+32
3 - 11570
-32
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1988
March 27th, 1988 in Morocco – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1988LMarch 27th, 1988
in Morocco
Cameroon
1717
+18
1 - 01587
-18
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1990
March 16th, 1990 in Algeria – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1990LMarch 16th, 1990
in Algeria
Algeria
1778
+13
1 - 01671
-13
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1994
April 10th, 1994 in Tunisia – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 1994WApril 10th, 1994
in Tunisia
Nigeria
1747
+25
2 - 11695
-25
Zambia
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 2000
February 13th, 2000 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 2000DFebruary 13th, 2000
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1750
-13
2 - 21677
+13
Cameroon
Africa Cup of Nations
Final
Africa Cup of Nations 2013
February 10th, 2013 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations Final
Africa Cup of Nations 2013WFebruary 10th, 2013
in South Africa
Nigeria
1723
+13
1 - 01523
-13
Burkina Faso
Africa Cup of Nations
Final

Highest Elo ratings

1st (1827 pts)
June 5th, 2004 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
1st (1827 pts)WJune 5th, 2004
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1827
+2
2 - 01356
-2
Rwanda
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
2nd (1825 pts)
May 31st, 2004 in England – Friendly tournament
2nd (1825 pts)WMay 31st, 2004
in England
Nigeria
1825
+11
2 - 01617
-11
Jamaica
Friendly tournament
3rd (1821 pts)
November 10th, 1995 in Nigeria – Afro-Asian Cup
3rd (1821 pts)WNovember 10th, 1995
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1821
+14
1 - 01726
-14
Uzbekistan
Afro-Asian Cup
4th (1819 pts)
September 5th, 2004 in Zimbabwe – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th (1819 pts)WSeptember 5th, 2004
in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
1518
-20
0 - 31819
+20
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th (1818 pts)
January 13th, 1995 in Saudi Arabia – Confederations Cup 3rd place
5th (1818 pts)DJanuary 13th, 1995
in Saudi Arabia
Mexico
1891
-6
1 - 11818
+6
Nigeria
Confederations Cup
3rd place

Lowest Elo ratings

1st (1500 pts)
December 27th, 1964 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
1st (1500 pts)LDecember 27th, 1964
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1500
-26
1 - 21539
+26
Togo
African Games qualifier
2nd (1502 pts)
June 8th, 1983 in South Korea – Presidents Cup
2nd (1502 pts)LJune 8th, 1983
in South Korea
South Korea
1624
+9
1 - 01502
-9
Nigeria
Presidents Cup
November 7th, 1965 in Ghana – Azikwe Cup
-LNovember 7th, 1965
in Ghana
Ghana
1743
+7
3 - 01502
-7
Nigeria
Azikwe Cup
3rd (1503 pts)
February 6th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
3rd (1503 pts)LFebruary 6th, 1987
in Liberia
Ghana
1688
+18
3 - 11503
-18
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
4th (1506 pts)
February 1st, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
4th (1506 pts)DFebruary 1st, 1987
in Liberia
Benin
1243
+14
1 - 11506
-14
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
5th (1508 pts)
June 10th, 1983 in South Korea – Presidents Cup
5th (1508 pts)WJune 10th, 1983
in South Korea
Nigeria
1508
+6
2 - 11201
-6
Indonesia
Presidents Cup

Wins against strongest opponents

1st (2039 pts)
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
1st (2039 pts)WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+52
3 - 21987
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
2nd (2010 pts)
November 14th, 2017 in Russia – Friendly
2nd (2010 pts)WNovember 14th, 2017
in Russia
Nigeria
1696
+26
4 - 21984
-26
Argentina
Friendly
3rd (1991 pts)
June 1st, 2011 in Nigeria – Friendly
3rd (1991 pts)WJune 1st, 2011
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1689
+28
4 - 11963
-28
Argentina
Friendly
4th (1891 pts)
June 2nd, 2009 in France – Friendly
4th (1891 pts)WJune 2nd, 2009
in France
France
1875
-16
0 - 11743
+16
Nigeria
Friendly
5th (1888 pts)
May 16th, 2002 in Ireland – Friendly
5th (1888 pts)WMay 16th, 2002
in Ireland
Ireland
1872
-16
1 - 21762
+16
Nigeria
Friendly

Wins against strongest opponents in a competitive game

1st (2039 pts)
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
1st (2039 pts)WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+52
3 - 21987
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
2nd (1848 pts)
February 3rd, 2013 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
2nd (1848 pts)WFebruary 3rd, 2013
in South Africa
Nigeria
1677
+39
2 - 11809
-39
Ivory Coast
Africa Cup of Nations
Quarter-final
3rd (1811 pts)
April 3rd, 1976 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
3rd (1811 pts)WApril 3rd, 1976
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1712
+33
3 - 11778
-33
Morocco
Olympic Games qualifier
4th (1800 pts)
June 19th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
4th (1800 pts)WJune 19th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1792
+34
1 - 01766
-34
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
5th (1781 pts)
June 22nd, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
5th (1781 pts)WJune 22nd, 2018
in Russia
Nigeria
1717
+60
2 - 01721
-60
Iceland
World Cup
Group D

Losses against weakest opponents

1st (1265 pts)
January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
1st (1265 pts)LJanuary 30th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1311
+46
2 - 01520
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
2nd (1300 pts)
April 21st, 2001 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
2nd (1300 pts)LApril 21st, 2001
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1334
+34
1 - 01660
-34
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
3rd (1325 pts)
June 9th, 1996 in Nigeria – Friendly
3rd (1325 pts)LJune 9th, 1996
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1792
-29
1 - 31354
+29
Togo
Friendly
4th (1335 pts)
April 11th, 1993 in Ethiopia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th (1335 pts)LApril 11th, 1993
in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1368
+33
1 - 01660
-33
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th (1337 pts)
October 11th, 2014 in Sudan – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th (1337 pts)LOctober 11th, 2014
in Sudan
Sudan
1369
+32
1 - 01658
-32
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Losses against weakest opponents in a competitive game

1st (1265 pts)
January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
1st (1265 pts)LJanuary 30th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1311
+46
2 - 01520
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
2nd (1300 pts)
April 21st, 2001 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
2nd (1300 pts)LApril 21st, 2001
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1334
+34
1 - 01660
-34
Nigeria
World Cup qualifier
3rd (1335 pts)
April 11th, 1993 in Ethiopia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
3rd (1335 pts)LApril 11th, 1993
in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1368
+33
1 - 01660
-33
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th (1337 pts)
October 11th, 2014 in Sudan – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th (1337 pts)LOctober 11th, 2014
in Sudan
Sudan
1369
+32
1 - 01658
-32
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th (1352 pts)
June 28th, 1987 in Liberia – Olympic Games qualifier
5th (1352 pts)LJune 28th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1377
+25
2 - 11513
-25
Nigeria
Olympic Games qualifier

Most points won in a game

1st (+60 pts)
June 22nd, 2018 in Russia – World Cup Group D
1st (+60 pts)WJune 22nd, 2018
in Russia
Nigeria
1717
+60
2 - 01721
-60
Iceland
World Cup
Group D
2nd (+57 pts)
June 21st, 1994 in United States – World Cup Group D
2nd (+57 pts)WJune 21st, 1994
in United States
Nigeria
1798
+57
3 - 01714
-57
Bulgaria
World Cup
Group D
3rd (+52 pts)
June 13th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
3rd (+52 pts)WJune 13th, 1998
in France
Nigeria
1758
+52
3 - 21987
-52
Spain
World Cup
Group D
4th (+41 pts)
March 1st, 1976 in Ethiopia – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
4th (+41 pts)WMarch 1st, 1976
in Ethiopia
Nigeria
1685
+41
4 - 21637
-41
Zaire
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
5th (+39 pts)
February 3rd, 2013 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
5th (+39 pts)WFebruary 3rd, 2013
in South Africa
Nigeria
1677
+39
2 - 11809
-39
Ivory Coast
Africa Cup of Nations
Quarter-final

Most points lost in a game

1st (-67 pts)
June 30th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
1st (-67 pts)LJune 30th, 2019
in Egypt
Madagascar
1420
+67
2 - 01649
-67
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
2nd (-53 pts)
July 21st, 1980 in Soviet Union – Olympic Games
2nd (-53 pts)LJuly 21st, 1980
in 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
3rd (-49 pts)
June 24th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group D
3rd (-49 pts)LJune 24th, 1998
in France
Paraguay
1811
+49
3 - 11743
-49
Nigeria
World Cup
Group D
4th (-46 pts)
January 30th, 1987 in Liberia – West African Nations Cup
4th (-46 pts)LJanuary 30th, 1987
in Liberia
Liberia
1311
+46
2 - 01520
-46
Nigeria
West African Nations Cup
December 16th, 1983 in Ivory Coast – CEDEAO Cup
-LDecember 16th, 1983
in Ivory Coast
Togo
1542
+46
5 - 21561
-46
Nigeria
CEDEAO Cup
July 15th, 1973 in Zambia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
-LJuly 15th, 1973
in Zambia
Zambia
1542
+46
5 - 11632
-46
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th (-45 pts)
October 14th, 1968 in Mexico – Olympic Games
5th (-45 pts)LOctober 14th, 1968
in Mexico
Japan
1656
+45
3 - 11565
-45
Nigeria
Olympic Games
November 28th, 1963 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
-LNovember 28th, 1963
in Ghana
Sudan
1662
+45
4 - 01556
-45
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B

Largest wins

1st
November 28th, 1959 in Nigeria – Nkrumah Cup
1stWNovember 28th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1715
+12
10 - 11506
-12
Dahomey
Nkrumah Cup
2nd
February 14th, 1977 in Nigeria – Friendly
2ndWFebruary 14th, 1977
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1700
+5
7 - 01416
-5
Benin
Friendly
January 14th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
-WJanuary 14th, 1978
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1690
+10
7 - 01406
-10
Benin
African Games qualifier
3rd
July 27th, 1991 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
3rdWJuly 27th, 1991
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1645
+13
7 - 11427
-13
Burkina Faso
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th
July 24th, 1993 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4thWJuly 24th, 1993
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1678
+7
6 - 01342
-7
Ethiopia
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th
October, 1968 in Mexico – Friendly
5thWOctober, 1968
in Mexico
Nigeria
1610
+6
7 - 21297
-6
Thailand
Friendly

Largest wins in a competitive game

1st
November 28th, 1959 in Nigeria – Nkrumah Cup
1stWNovember 28th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1715
+12
10 - 11506
-12
Dahomey
Nkrumah Cup
2nd
January 14th, 1978 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
2ndWJanuary 14th, 1978
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1690
+10
7 - 01406
-10
Benin
African Games qualifier
3rd
July 27th, 1991 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
3rdWJuly 27th, 1991
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1645
+13
7 - 11427
-13
Burkina Faso
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4th
July 24th, 1993 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
4thWJuly 24th, 1993
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1678
+7
6 - 01342
-7
Ethiopia
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5th
December 29th, 1964 in Nigeria – African Games qualifier
5thWDecember 29th, 1964
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1516
+16
6 - 11344
-16
Upper Volta
African Games qualifier
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
June 17th, 2013 in Brazil – Confederations Cup Group B
-WJune 17th, 2013
in Brazil
Nigeria
1712
+6
6 - 11230
-6
Tahiti
Confederations Cup
Group B

Largest losses

1st
November 30th, 1955 in Gold Coast – Jalco Cup
1stLNovember 30th, 1955
in Gold Coast
Gold Coast
1722
+27
7 - 01694
-27
Nigeria
Jalco Cup
2nd
February 24th, 1963 in Ghana – Nkrumah Cup
2ndLFebruary 24th, 1963
in Ghana
Ghana
1801
+12
5 - 01640
-12
Nigeria
Nkrumah Cup
December 14th, 1969 in Congo-Kinshasa – Friendly
-LDecember 14th, 1969
in Congo-Kinshasa
Congo-Kinshasa
1787
+8
5 - 01625
-8
Nigeria
Friendly
September 26th, 1984 in Tunisia – Friendly
-LSeptember 26th, 1984
in Tunisia
Tunisia
1620
+12
5 - 01558
-12
Nigeria
Friendly
3rd
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
3rdLDecember 13th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1662
-53
2 - 61719
+53
United Arab Republic
Olympic Games qualifier
4th
December 17th, 1961 in Ghana – Azikwe Cup
4thLDecember 17th, 1961
in Ghana
Ghana
1766
+12
5 - 11612
-12
Nigeria
Azikwe Cup
April 14th, 1963 in Senegal – Friendship Games
-LApril 14th, 1963
in Senegal
Senegal
1600
+38
5 - 11627
-38
Nigeria
Friendship Games
July 15th, 1973 in Zambia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
-LJuly 15th, 1973
in Zambia
Zambia
1542
+46
5 - 11632
-46
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
March 2nd, 1990 in Algeria – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
-LMarch 2nd, 1990
in Algeria
Algeria
1709
+27
5 - 11597
-27
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
June 5th, 1998 in Netherlands – Friendly
-LJune 5th, 1998
in Netherlands
Netherlands
1961
+5
5 - 11706
-5
Nigeria
Friendly
5th
November 28th, 1963 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
5thLNovember 28th, 1963
in Ghana
Sudan
1662
+45
4 - 01556
-45
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
October 30th, 1965 in Nigeria – Azikwe Cup
-LOctober 30th, 1965
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1509
-21
0 - 41736
+21
Ghana
Azikwe Cup

Largest losses in a competitive game

1st
November 30th, 1955 in Gold Coast – Jalco Cup
1stLNovember 30th, 1955
in Gold Coast
Gold Coast
1722
+27
7 - 01694
-27
Nigeria
Jalco Cup
2nd
February 24th, 1963 in Ghana – Nkrumah Cup
2ndLFebruary 24th, 1963
in Ghana
Ghana
1801
+12
5 - 01640
-12
Nigeria
Nkrumah Cup
3rd
December 13th, 1959 in Nigeria – Olympic Games qualifier
3rdLDecember 13th, 1959
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1662
-53
2 - 61719
+53
United Arab Republic
Olympic Games qualifier
4th
December 17th, 1961 in Ghana – Azikwe Cup
4thLDecember 17th, 1961
in Ghana
Ghana
1766
+12
5 - 11612
-12
Nigeria
Azikwe Cup
April 14th, 1963 in Senegal – Friendship Games
-LApril 14th, 1963
in Senegal
Senegal
1600
+38
5 - 11627
-38
Nigeria
Friendship Games
July 15th, 1973 in Zambia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
-LJuly 15th, 1973
in Zambia
Zambia
1542
+46
5 - 11632
-46
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
March 2nd, 1990 in Algeria – Africa Cup of Nations Group A
-LMarch 2nd, 1990
in Algeria
Algeria
1709
+27
5 - 11597
-27
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A
5th
November 28th, 1963 in Ghana – Africa Cup of Nations Group B
5thLNovember 28th, 1963
in Ghana
Sudan
1662
+45
4 - 01556
-45
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B
October 30th, 1965 in Nigeria – Azikwe Cup
-LOctober 30th, 1965
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1509
-21
0 - 41736
+21
Ghana
Azikwe Cup

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