Nigerian Super Eagles: History,Current World Rankings,Player Call Up,Team Members And Everything You Should Know

This post contains quick facts about the Nigerian super eagles,its history,trophies,current world rankings and everything you should know.

Nigerian Super Eagles 

  • Nigerian Super Eagles was once called the Red Devils due to their red topped kits.
  • The super eagles later changed their name to Green Eagles after independence from Britain.
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  • After The Green Eagles lost during the Africa Cup of Nations in 1988,they changed their name to ''super eagles'',only the males senior team is called that.
  • The Nigeria national football team is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). 
  • The super eagles are three time African Champions ,The highest ranking ever for the Super Eagles is the 5th position in in the FIFA World Rankings.
  • The highest FIFA ranking ever achieved by an African football team was achieved by the super eagles of Nigeria.
  • The super eagles have qualified for five of the last six FIFA World Cups, missing only the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
  • They have reached the round of 16 three times in the world cup. 
  • The Most capped Eagles players are Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo with 101 caps.
  • Top super eagles scorer is Rashidi Yekini 
  • Home stadium is the Abuja National Stadium
  • They have appeared 17 times in the Africa Cup of Nations and have won three times.
  • Three of the five African titles won by Cameroon have been won by defeating Nigeria at the final.
  • Ghana is widely considered Nigeria's primary rival
  • The Nigerian Football Supporters Club (NFSC) is the primary supporters club for the Nigerian football team.
  • The Nigeria national team' traditionally wears mostly-solid green on green home jersey and white and white away jersey.
  • Nike is the current supplier of Nigeria's kits 

  • Nigerian super eagles match venues and capacity include:
  • Godswill Akpabio International Stadium : 30,000 - Akwa Ibom State.
  • Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium : 38,000 - Rivers State
  • Abuja National Stadium: 60,491 - Abuja
  • Lagos National Stadium: 45,000 - Lagos
  • U. J. Esuene Stadium : 16,000 - Cross River (Calabar)
  • Teslim Balogun Stadium: 24,325 - LagosObafemi Awolowo Stadium: 25,000 - Oyo (Ibadan
  • Sani Abacha Stadium : 25,000 Kano
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium: 22,000 - Enugu
  • The Ahmadu Bello Stadium with a capacity of 16,000 in Kaduna is Nigeria’s oldest stadium,was built in 1965.

  • Clemens Westerhof managed the team from 1989 through the 1994 World Cup.
  • Manager Bora MilutinovićIn took the super eagles to the 1998 world cup.
  • Nigerian super eagles also participated in the 2002, 2006 ,2010 and 2014 world cup.
  • Nigerian super eagles was knocked out from the 2010 World Cup with just one point, prompting Ex President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan to ban the Super Eagles  from international competition for two years.
  • FIFA banned the super eagles momentarily following political interference.
  • Nigerian super eagles has won the Africa Cup of Nations 3 times and finished as runner ups four times.
  • Jack Finch was the first super eagles manager in 1949.
  • The current super eagles manager is Gernot Rohr.


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