Super Eagles players with a DFB Pokal title

Super Eagles players with a DFB Pokal title
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The DFB-Pokal, Germany's premier knockout football cup competition, has seen the participation of numerous talented players from around the globe, including the dynamic Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Super Eagles players have left an indelible mark on the tournament, showcasing their skill, tenacity, and footballing prowess.

Among them, a select few have had the distinction of not only participating but also lifting the coveted DFB-Pokal trophy.

This introduction delves into the achievements of these Super Eagles players who have reached the pinnacle of success in one of Germany's most prestigious football competitions.

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella: Second Super Eagles to win the DFB-Pokal 

In an exhilarating season that saw Bayer Leverkusen dominate German football, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella etched their names in history by becoming the second Super Eagles players to win the DFB-Pokal, following in the footsteps of Victor Agali.

Their triumph is part of an impressive domestic double victory, as Leverkusen also celebrated an unbeaten campaign in the Bundesliga.

The success of Boniface and Tella has been instrumental in Leverkusen's fourth title.

Their contributions on the field, characterized by skillful play, determination, and crucial goals, were pivotal in securing the team's dominance in the tournament.

This victory not only highlights their individual talents but also underscores the growing influence of Nigerian footballers in top European competitions.

Adding to their remarkable season, Boniface and Tella helped Leverkusen maintain an unbeaten record in the Bundesliga, a feat that underscores the team's consistency and resilience.

This achievement is a testament to the strategic acumen of the coaching staff and the unyielding spirit of the players.

However, the season wasn't without its challenges. Despite their domestic successes, Leverkusen faced a setback in the Europa League final, suffering a defeat against Atalanta.

This loss, though disappointing, does not overshadow the incredible accomplishments of the season.

The domestic double remains a significant milestone, cementing Leverkusen's place in the annals of German football history.

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella's journey with Bayer Leverkusen this season has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Their victories in the DFB-Pokal and Bundesliga reflect not only their personal dedication and hard work but also the rising prominence of Nigerian footballers on the global stage.

As they celebrate their achievements, they also inspire future generations of Super Eagles players to aim for greatness in international football.

List of Super Eagles players who won a DFB Pokal title

Victor Agali

Victor Agali holds the distinction of being the first Nigerian to win a DFB-Pokal title. During his career, Agali made 10 appearances in the competition, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists.

His significant achievement came in the 2001/02 season when he lifted the trophy as a player for Schalke 04.

Victor Boniface

Victor Boniface in action for Bayer Leverkusen
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Victor Boniface won the DFB-Pokal with Bayer Leverkusen in the 2023/24 season.

In his first season with the club, he achieved a remarkable domestic double.

Boniface played a key role in Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal campaign, featuring in three games and scoring two crucial goals.

His contributions were instrumental in securing the club's fourth title and the 2nd title in this prestigious competition, marking a successful debut season for Boniface in German football.

Nathan Tella

Nathan Tella in action for Bayer Leverkusen
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Nathan Tella featured in the DFB-Pokal final as a substitute, marking his fifth appearance in the competition.

His participation in the final contributed to Bayer Leverkusen's victorious campaign, making him the second Nigerian to win this prestigious cup.

Tella's role in the tournament highlights his importance to the team and adds a significant achievement to his career, following in the footsteps of fellow Nigerian Victor Agali.

Players Club Number of titles Appearances Goals
Victor Agali Schalke 04 1 3 2
Victor Boniface Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 3 2
Nathan Tella Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 5

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.