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.
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 Nigeria 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.
A Brief History Of 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.
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:
LIST OF MOST CAPPED SUPER EAGLES PLAYERS
|3||John Obi Mikel||87||6||2006–Present|