List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers Detailed In Full

List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers

Everyone loves football action but sometimes shit happens! The tackles, the injuries, and the stampedes and so sometimes, lives are lost.

I mean, it’s crazy.

And so it is with deep regret that I write this list of dead Nigerian footballers.

Not only the ones who died in active service on the field of play but also those ones who grew old and were later deceased as a result of one ailment or the other.

List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers

Samuel Okwaraji: 19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989 (Super Eagles Midfielder)

Isaac Promise: 2 December 1987 – 2 October 2019 (Captain 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing)

Rashidi Yekini: 23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012 (Super Eagles striker)

Amir Angwe: Month/day unknown 1966  – 29 October 1995 (Julius Berger F.C)

Bobsam Elejiko: 18 August 1981 – 13 November 2011 (K. Merksem S.C)

Joshua Tamunobarabonye Pepple: June 7, 1988 – 7 October 2012 (Pomorzanin Nowogard)

Endurance Idahor: 4 August 1984 – 6 March 2010 (Al-Merrikh SC)

Best Ogedegbe: 3 September 1954 – 28 September 2009 (Green Eagles goalkeeper)

Chinonso Ihelwere Henry: 8 July 1991 – 5 August 2012 (CS Delta Tulcea, Romania)

Michael Umanika: Unknown – 15 August 2016 (played for Khazar Lankaran)

Yisa Sofoluwe: 28 December 1967, Abeokuta – 9 February 2021, Lagos (Super Eagles defender)

Victor Omogbehin: 1988 – 18 August 2010. (Ilford F.C)

Emmanuel Ogoli: 1989 – 12 December 2010 (Ocean Boys F.C)

Stephen Keshi: 23 January 1962 – 7 June 2016 (Super Eagles defender)

Wilson Mene: 8 May 2010 (Prek Pra Keila)

Orobosan Adun: 26 May 2009 (Goalkeeper of Warri Wolves FC)

Thompson Oliha: 4 October 1968 – 30 June 2013 (Super Eagles midfielder)

John Ikoroma: February 2000 (All Wahda FC)

Shetemi Ayetigbo: 31 May 2015 (Belvedere Football Club)

David Oniya: 13 June 2015 (played for Malaysia Premier League club T-Team as a defender)

Chineme Martins: 8 March 2020 (Nasarawa United F.C.)  

Uche Okafor: 8 August 1967 – 6 January 2011 (Super Eagles defender)

Mudashiru Lawal: 8 June 1954 in Abeokuta – 6 July 1991 in Ibadan (Green Eagles midfielder and Captain)

Moses Otolorin: 1947 – 22 December 2014 (Green Eagles Defender/Midfielder)

Peter Anieke: 2 March 1946 – 20 April 2015 (Green Eagles Midfielder)

Arthur Madueme: Unknown – Sept. 20 2019 (Rangers International FC/Green Eagles Midfielder)

Ajibade Babalade: 29 March 1972 – 4 September 2020 (Ex-Super Eagles defender)

GoalBall is by this list of dead Nigerian footballers article paying a tribute to all these footballers who died on the field (or even out of the field) recently or time past, and we pray for the repose of their souls!

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May their souls through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace…..

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