Most Capped Super Eagles Players – All-Time Top 10 Listed

Most Capped Super Eagles Players

Who are the most capped Super Eagles players of all-time? Do you know them? Keep reading, I’ll list them out for you.

The nickname ‘Super Eagles of Nigeria’ started out from being the Red Devils.

I bet you didn’t know that!

That nickname was given prior to Nigeria’s independence in 1960 as a result of their red-topped kits.

And then the Red Devils – which is what Manchester United are currently nicknamed – went on to be replaced as Green Eagles just after independence due to the Nigerian flag as well as the eagle which adorns Nigeria’s coat of arms.

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The Nigerian national team has featured great players who have left unforgettable marks in the fine game of soccer.

Several players have donned the beautiful Green-White-Green shirt but there are some that have worn the Nigerian colour more than others.

I’m writing this piece so as to take you through the list of all-time Super Eagles players with the most caps.

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Brief History On Caps

Now let me give some clarification about the word ‘most caps,’.

That term is actually a metaphor for a player’s appearance – minus substitute appearances- at international matches.

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So ‘Cap,’ is derived from British sport, dating back to the practice in the United Kingdom where they used to award a cap to every player in an international match of association football.

And so a player who has played x number of games for his team is said to have been capped x times or have won x caps.

Let’s see the all-time most capped Super Eagles players record below:

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1Vincent Enyeama10102002–2015
2Joseph Yobo10172001–2014
3Ahmed Musa92152010–present
4John Obi Mikel9162006–2019
5Nwankwo Kanu87121994–2011
6Mudashiru Lawal86111975–1985
7Jay-Jay Okocha73141993–2006
8Peter Rufai6611983–1998
9Peter Odemwingie65112002–2014
10Finidi George6261991–2002

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