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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LIST OF MOST CAPPED SUPER EAGLES PLAYERS

#

Player

Caps

Goals

Career

1

Vincent Enyeama

101

0

2002–2015

2

Joseph Yobo

101

7

2001–2014

3

Ahmed Musa

100

15

2010–present

4

John Obi Mikel

91

6

2006–2019

5

Nwankwo Kanu

87

12

1994–2011

6

Mudashiru Lawal

86

11

1975–1985

7

Jay-Jay Okocha

73

14

1993–2006

8

Peter Rufai

66

1

1983–1998

9

Peter Odemwingie

65

11

2002–2014

10

Finidi George

62

6

1991–2002

11

Elderson Echiéjilé

62

3

2009–present

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This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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