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Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
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Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Flag of Nigeria Stephen Keshi
Captain Vincent Enyeama
Most caps Joseph Yobo (95)
Top scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Ground Abuja Stadium
FIFA code NGA
World Cup appearances 4 (First in 1994)
Best result Round of 16, 1994 & 1998
Africa Cup of Nations appearances 17 (First in 1963)
Best result Winners, 1980, 1994 & 2013
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The Nigeria national football team is the national association football team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

History

Main article: History of the Nigeria national football team

FIFA World Cup history

Main article: Nigeria FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World Cup

Africa Cup of Nations

Main article: Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations history

Friendly matches 2013-14

Main article: Nigeria friendly match history

Current squad

Current squad

The following players were named to the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Caps and goals current as of 3 June 2014 after match against Greece All caps/goals against FIFA members only.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Vincent Enyeama 29 August 1982 (1982-08-29) (age 35) 90 0 Flag of France Lille
1GK Austin Ejide 8 April 1984 (1984-04-08) (age 34) 32 0 Flag of Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
1GK Chigozie Agbim 28 November 1984 (1984-11-28) (age 33) 11 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Gombe United
2DF Joseph Yobo 6 September 1980 (1980-09-06) (age 37) 96 7 England Norwich City
2DF Elderson Echiéjilé 20 January 1988 (1988-01-20) (age 30) 42 2 Flag of Monaco Monaco
2DF Efe Ambrose 18 October 1988 (1988-10-18) (age 29) 36 1 Scotland Celtic
2DF Godfrey Oboabona 16 August 1990 (1990-08-16) (age 28) 35 1 Flag of Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
2DF Azubuike Egwuekwe 16 July 1989 (1989-07-16) (age 29) 32 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves
2DF Kenneth Omeruo 17 October 1993 (1993-10-17) (age 24) 17 0 England Middlesbrough
2DF Juwon Oshaniwa 14 September 1990 (1990-09-14) (age 27) 10 0 Flag of Israel Ashdod
2DF Kunle Odunlami 5 March 1990 (1990-03-05) (age 28) 10 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Sunshine Stars
3MF John Obi Mikel 22 April 1987 (1987-04-22) (age 31) 59 4 England Chelsea
3MF Victor Moses 12 December 1990 (1990-12-12) (age 27) 20 6 England Liverpool
3MF Ogenyi Onazi 25 December 1992 (1992-12-25) (age 25) 20 1 Flag of Italy Lazio
3MF Reuben Gabriel 25 September 1990 (1990-09-25) (age 27) 11 1 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
3MF Michel Babatunde 24 December 1992 (1992-12-24) (age 25) 4 0 Flag of Ukraine Volyn Lutsk
3MF Ramon Azeez 12 December 1992 (1992-12-12) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Spain Almería
4FW Peter Odemwingie 15 July 1981 (1981-07-15) (age 37) 60 10 England Stoke City
4FW Ahmed Musa 14 October 1992 (1992-10-14) (age 25) 35 5 Flag of Russia Good One CSKA Moscow
4FW Emmanuel Emenike 10 May 1987 (1987-05-10) (age 31) 22 10 Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
4FW Shola Ameobi 12 October 1981 (1981-10-12) (age 36) 6 2 Unattached
4FW Uche Nwofor 28 February 1989 (1989-02-28) (age 29) 6 3 Netherlands Heerenveen
4FW Michael Uchebo 2 February 1990 (1990-02-02) (age 28) 3 1 Belgium Cercle Brugge

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Nigeria squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Daniel Akpeyi 3 August 1986 (1986-08-03) (age 32) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
GK Dele Alampasu 24 December 1996 (1996-12-24) (age 21) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Abuja College Football 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Okemute Odah 23 November 1988 (1988-11-23) (age 29) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
DF Leon Balogun 28 June 1988 (1988-06-28) (age 30) 1 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, 5 March 2014
DF Solomon Kwambe 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30) (age 24) 12 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Sunshine Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Francis Benjamin 2 January 1993 (1993-01-02) (age 25) 7 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Heartland 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Umar Zango 23 February 1994 (1994-02-23) (age 24) 7 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Kano Pillars 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Bright Esieme 4 October 1992 (1992-10-04) (age 25) 4 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enyimba 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Erhun Obanor 5 September 1995 (1995-09-05) (age 22) 2 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Bendel Insurance 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Ikechukwu Gabriel 20 October 1989 (1989-10-20) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Bayelsa United 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Yinka Adedeji 24 March 1985 (1985-03-24) (age 33) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Sharks 2014 African Nations Championship (Injured)
DF James Okwuosa 14 September 1990 (1990-09-14) (age 27) 3 0 Flag of South Africa Chippa United v. Flag of Italy.gif Italy, 18 November 2013 (Friendly)
DF Solomon Babatunde 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Nasarawa United v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
DF Gege Soriola 21 November 1988 (1988-11-21) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of South Africa Free State Stars v. Flag of South Africa.png South Africa, 14 August (Friendly)
MF Sunday Mba 28 November 1988 (1988-11-28) (age 29) 21 5 Flag of France CA Bastia 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Ejike Uzoenyi 23 March 1988 (1988-03-23) (age 30) 21 3 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enugu Rangers 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Nosa Igiebor 9 November 1990 (1990-11-09) (age 27) 12 2 Flag of Spain Real Betis 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Joel Obi 22 May 1991 (1991-05-22) (age 27) 12 0 Flag of Italy Parma 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Shehu Abdullahi 12 March 1993 (1993-03-12) (age 25) 6 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Kano Pillars v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, 5 March 2014
MF Ugonna Uzochukwu 3 November 1992 (1992-11-03) (age 25) 10 2 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enugu Rangers 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Rabiu Ali 27 September 1990 (1990-09-27) (age 27) 8 3 Flag of Nigeria 001 Kano Pillars 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Christian Pyagbara 13 March 1996 (1996-03-13) (age 22) 5 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Sharks 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Christian Obiozor 31 October 1994 (1994-10-31) (age 23) 2 1 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enugu Rangers 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Ikenna Hilary 17 April 1991 (1991-04-17) (age 27) 2 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Sunshine Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Joshua Obaje 1 April 1990 (1990-04-01) (age 28) 2 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves 2014 African Nations Championship
MF John Ugochukwu 20 April 1988 (1988-04-20) (age 30) 10 1 Flag of Portugal Académica v. Flag of Italy.gif Italy, 18 November 2013 (Friendly)
MF Etebo Oghenekaro 9 November 1995 (1995-11-09) (age 22) 1 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
MF Douglas Achiv 2 December 1987 (1987-12-02) (age 30) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Lobi Stars v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
MF Mohammed Garuba 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Abia Warriors v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
MF Yinka Oyeleke 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Crown v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
MF Fegor Ogude 29 July 1987 (1987-07-29) (age 31) 16 0 Flag of Russia Good One Amkar Perm v. Flag of South Africa.png South Africa, 15 August 2013 (Friendly)
MF Emeka Eze 22 December 1992 (1992-12-22) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enugu Rangers 2013 Confederations Cup
FW Victor Obinna 25 March 1987 (1987-03-25) (age 31) 48 13 Flag of Italy Chievo 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW Nnamdi Oduamadi 17 October 1990 (1990-10-17) (age 27) 13 4 Flag of Italy Varese 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW Imoh Ezekiel 24 October 1993 (1993-10-24) (age 24) 1 0 Belgium Standard Liège v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, 5 March 2014
FW Bright Dike 2 February 1987 (1987-02-02) (age 31) 2 1 Flag of Canada Toronto v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, 5 March 2014 (Injured)
FW Barnabas Imenger 24 November 1991 (1991-11-24) (age 26) 8 1 Flag of Nigeria 001 Lobi Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Ifeanyi Edeh 25 October 1990 (1990-10-25) (age 27) 7 3 Flag of Nigeria 001 Enyimba 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Aliyu Ibrahim 18 November 1994 (1994-11-18) (age 23) 5 1 Flag of Nigeria 001 Nasarawa United 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Gbolahan Salami 15 April 1991 (1991-04-15) (age 27) 5 1 Flag of Nigeria 001 Shooting Stars 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Mohammed Gambo 10 March 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 30) 1 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Kano Pillars 2014 African Nations Championship (Injured)
FW Brown Ideye 10 October 1988 (1988-10-10) (age 29) 24 5 Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v. Flag of Italy.gif Italy, 18 November 2013 (Friendly)
FW Ezekiel Mbah 28 October 1989 (1989-10-28) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Akwa United v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
FW Sani Mohammed 15 April 1998 (1998-04-15) (age 20) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Gombe United v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
FW Victor Namo 3 November 1988 (1988-11-03) (age 29) 0 0 Flag of Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
FW Joseph Osadiaye 18 November 1990 (1990-11-18) (age 27) 0 0 Flag of Nigeria 001 Warri Wolves v. Jordan.png Jordan, 28 October 2013 (Friendly)
FW Joseph Akpala 24 August 1986 (1986-08-24) (age 31) 9 1 Flag of Turkey Kardemir Karabükspor 2013 Confederations Cup
FW Anthony Ujah 14 October 1990 (1990-10-14) (age 27) 4 0 Germany Köln 2013 Confederations Cup

Current coaching staff

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Nigerian international players

Managers

Main article: List of Nigeria international managers

Honours

Winners (3): 1980, 1994, 2013

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