The Super eagles of Nigeria has experience both high and lows in their bid to win major tournaments like the World Cup, Nation Cup etc. The National team has had a lot of prolific goal scorer show the world their goal scoring talent.
In this article, we’ve highlight the top 10 goal scorers for the super eagles of Nigeria and their total goal tallies.
|Name||Number of Goal||First Goal||Latest Goal|
|Rashidi Yekini||35||06 Apr 1985||22 Feb 1998|
|Yakubu||22||16 Jun 2001||22 Jun 2010|
|Obafemi Martins||18||29 May 2004||06 Jun 2010|
|Samson Siasia||14||04 Jul 1987||22 Feb 1998|
|Ahmed Musa||14||16 Jun 2012||16 Oct 2018|
|Jay Jay Okocha||13||11 Jun 1995||18 Jun 2005|
|Daniel Amokachi||13||18 Aug 1990||05 Apr 1997|
|Julius Aghahowa||13||03 Feb 2000||26 Mar 2005|
|Victor Moses||12||13 Oct 2012||26 Jun 2018|
|Ikechukwu Uche||12||08 Sep 2007||15 Nov 2014|
Rashidi Yekini (23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012) was a Nigerian footballer who played as a striker. His professional career, which spanned more than two decades, was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also played in six other countries besides his own. Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993
Segun Odegbami was brought up in the northern city of Jos, Plateau State. He won 46 caps and scored 23 goals for the National Team, and guided Nigeria to its first Africa Cup of Nations title at the 1980 tournament in his homeland. Nicknamed Mathematical, he was famous for his skill on the ball, speed and precision of his crosses from the right wing. He played for IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan his entire career, from 1970 to 1984. His last game was the 1984 African Champions Cup final defeat to Zamalek of Egypt. Odegbami is the second highest scorer in the history of the Nigeria national football team.
Yakubu Ayegbeni (born 22 November 1982), known as Yakubu, is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a striker. His nickname is “The Yak”. His performances in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League for Maccabi Haifa earned a loan move to English club Portsmouth which became permanent as they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003. He has since appeared in over 250 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers, and is the second highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 96 goals. He is the third highest scorer in the history of the Nigeria national football team and represented them at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (born 28 October 1984) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. Martins is the fourth highest scorer in the history of the Nigeria national football team
Samson Siasia (born 14 August 1967) is a Nigerian former football striker and the former head coach of the Nigerian Men’s National football team (also known by their nickname The Super Eagles) from 2010 to October 2011. He was reappointed in 2016. He played 51 international matches for Nigeria, in which he scored thirteen goals, and was part of the team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and won the 1994 African Nations Cup. He was also a member of the Nigerian team that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal. He participated in the National Team over a period of 11 years and was recognized in Nigeria as the third leading scorer for the National Team.
Ahmed MusaAhmed Musa (born 14 October 1992) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr and the Nigeria national team. Musa became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Musa is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Musa is the highest goal scorer at the World Cup tournament.
Jay Jay Okocha
Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha ( born 14 August 1973) is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A quick and skillful playmaker, who is considered as the best Nigerian and one of the best African players of all time, Okocha was known for his confidence with the ball, technique, creativity, and dribbling skills, as well as his use of feints, in particular, the stepover.
Daniel Owefin Amokachi (born 30 December 1972) is a Nigerian former professional footballer and former assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team. He has been a technical director since 2006. With World Cup performances, he was third in the African Footballer of the Year award three times. As a forward, he was known for his speed, technique and physical strength, which earned him the nicknames Black Bull and Black Train.
Julius AghahowaJulius Aghahowa (born 12 February 1982) is a retired Nigerian footballer. He was known for his pace and his back-flips when he scored goals. Aghahowa played 32 matches and scored 14 goals for the Nigerian national team, including their only goal at the 2002 World Cup against Sweden. He became Nigeria’s top goalscorer at the 2002 African Nations Cup. He also played at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Victor MosesVictor Moses (born 12 December 1990) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger on either flank for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe, on loan from Chelsea. Moses was selected to play for Nigeria against Guatemala in February 2011, but the friendly was canceled. He then accepted a call-up in March 2011 for Nigeria’s games against Ethiopia and Kenya. However, he was ruled out of those games because his application to FIFA to switch nationalities was not received in time. It was announced on 1 November 2011 that FIFA had cleared Moses to play for Nigeria.
Ikechukwu Uche (born 5 January 1984) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Spanish club Gimnàstic de Tarragona as a striker. Known for his acrobatic goal celebrations, he spent most of his professional career in Spain, having arrived in the country before the age of 20. He amassed La Liga totals of 194 matches and 42 goals during nine seasons, representing in the competition Recreativo, Getafe, Zaragoza, Villarreal, Granada, and Málaga. Uche appeared in two African Nations Cup competition for Nigeria.