Super Eagles All-Time Top Goalscorers: Listed From 1971

Super Eagles All-Time Top Goalscorers

Who is the highest goal scorer in the Nigeria national team? Do you think it’s Odion Ighalo?

You must be thinking so because you didn’t know there were greater footballers who played the game for the Super Eagles before Ighalo was even born.

Don’t worry, keep reading, I’ll let you know who Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers are.

You should know football is all about scoring goals. If you don’t score, you won’t win matches.

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Some players are good at creating assist, i.e. goal opportunities, while others are known for scoring.

Now, this is it, Rashidi Yekini, who died in 2012,  continues to lead the Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers’ chart for with 37 goals in his 58 appearances for the Nigerian senior national team.

In the year 1993, the former Vitória de Setúba striker won the African footballer of the year award following scintillating performances for his Portuguese side at the time.

If you’ve ever been asked the question: who scored Nigeria first goal at the World Cup? Yekini is that man. He netted Nigeria’s first-ever goal at the World Cup, in a 3–0 win against Bulgaria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the US.

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Segun Odegbami comes second on Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers’ chart.

The ‘Mathematical’ Odegbami, as he was fondly called, played 46 games for Nigeria between 1976–1982 and has 23 goals to his credit.

The third Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers is Yakubu Aiyegbeni who has scored 21 times in the national colours of Nigeria in his 57 appearances.

This List of Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers contains football players who have played for the Nigeria national team and is listed according to their number of goals scored.

Players marked in bold indicate that they are still active and eligible (meaning they have not retired) to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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1Rashidi Yekini1984–19983758
2Segun Odegbami1976–19822346
4Ikechukwu Uche2007–1946
5Obafemi Martins2004–1848
6Sunday Oyarekhua1971–19761728
7Samson Siasia1984–19991651
8Julius Aghahowa2000–20071432
9Jay Jay Okocha1993–20061475
10Daniel Amokachi1990–19991344
11Ahmed Musa2010–1363
12Victor Obinna2005–1248
13Mudashiru Lawal1975–19851286
14Nwankwo Kanu1994–20111287
15Victor Moses2012-1028
16Peter Odemwingie2002–1063
17Emmanuel Amunike1993–2001927
18Emmanuel Emenike2011–2015937
19Stephen Keshi1981–1995964
20Benedict Akwuegbu2000–2005830
21Kelechi Iheanacho2015-711
21Victor Ikpeba1992–2002731
23Joseph Yobo2001–20147101
24John Utaka2002–2014643
25Mutiu Adepoju1990–2002648
26Finidi George1991–2002662

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Goals and appearances comprise of FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations games, including numerous international friendly tournaments and matches.

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