Check Out Records Held By The Nigerian National Team

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Nigerians have always loved football, even before some of us were born. It’s a sport that unites people and provides us with joy, especially when we win.

Nigeria is a football-made country that aspires to win every match and competition it participates in.

On Monday, March 13, 2022, many Nigerians were overwhelmed with joy and exhilaration as the Super Eagles of Nigeria won their biggest match ever, a 10-0 triumph over Sao Tome.

This is not, however, the first time Nigeria has scored 10 goals in a single match.

Because many of us were not born at the time, we may not be aware of this.

Nigeria defeated Dahomey (Now Benin republic) 10-1 on November 29, 1959.

The Super Eagles were dubbed the “Red Devils,” according to reports, and wore red and white for their most recent match, in which they scored ten goals.

According to history, Nigeria had scored ten goals in a single match before Monday’s 10-0 demolition of Sao Tome and Principe in Morocco.

This 63-year-old triumph was the largest in the country’s history before it came to an end yesterday Monday 13, 2022.

In this encounter, Onyeali Elkana became the first Nigerian player to score four goals.

Nothing like that had ever been done before Yekini performed it in 1991, and then Osimhen did it three decades later.

Nigeria is a country full of rising stars and hopes, with a long football history that includes:

1. The AFCON’s most decorated team

Nigeria has the most Africa Cup of Nations medals in history. The men’s national team has a total of 15 medals (three gold, four silver, and eight bronze). They also retain the record for the most bronze medals won.

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2.The Total Number of Trophies Awarded With.

5 trophies won at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets hold the record for most trophies won at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015). They also have the most top-two and top-three finishes in the event’s history.

3. Most Goals Scored In The FIFA Under 17 Tournament.

With 15, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen holds the record for scoring the most goals (10) in a FIFA Under-17 World Cup competition. He accomplished this accomplishment in 2015.

4. Under-17s’ fastest goal in a World Cup final.

In the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Final in 1993, Wilson Prima, a Nigerian midfielder, scored the fastest goal. In the third minute of the match against Ghana, he scored.

5. The total number of goals scored by a single team during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Manu Garba’s team played brilliantly at the 2013 FIFA World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. They scored a total of 26 goals in the competition, which is the most ever scored by a single squad.

6. For the First Time, an African Football Team Wins Olympic Gold.


The Nigerian Olympic men’s football team won the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, overcoming powerhouses such as Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. The Dream Squad was the first African team to achieve that feat before Cameroon in 2000.

7. The Most Successful Team in the African Women’s Championship

Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, has won the African Women’s Championship 11 times (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)………See More

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