FIFA World Cup Nigeria Team 2014

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2014 Schedule 2014 Points Table
2014 Squad / Players List Facts
FIFA World Cup Record Individual Records
Most Capped Players Top Goalscorers
Coaching Staff 2010 Information

2014 FIFA World Cup Nigeria Team Fixtures & Results

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Team Schedule 2014

16 Jun 2014 - 16:00 Local time
Arena da Baixada
Curitiba
Group F Iran 0-0 Nigeria
21 Jun 2014 - 18:00 Local time
Arena Pantanal
Cuiaba
Group F Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
Estadio Beira-Rio
Porto Alegre
Group F Nigeria 2-3 Argentina

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Team 2014 Points Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Squad 2014

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Vincent Enyeama 29 August 1982 89 0 Lille
GK Austin Ejide 8 April 1984 31 0 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
GK Chigozie Agbim 28 November 1984 11 0 Gombe United
GK Daniel Akpeyi 3 August 1986 0 0 Warri Wolves
DF Joseph Yobo 6 September 1980 94 7 Norwich City
DF Elderson 20 January 1988 40 2 Monaco
DF Efe Ambrose 18 October 1988 34 1 Celtic
DF Godfrey Oboabona 16 August 1990 34 1 Çaykur Rizespor
DF Azubuike Egwuekwe 16 July 1989 31 0 Warri Wolves
DF Kenneth Omeruo 17 October 1993 16 0 Middlesbrough
DF Juwon Oshaniwa 14 September 1990 10 0 Ashdod
DF Kunle Odunlami 5 March 1990 8 0 Sunshine Stars
MF John Obi Mikel 22 April 1987 57 4 Chelsea
MF Ogenyi Onazi 25 December 1992 19 1 Lazio
MF Sunday Mba 28 November 1988 21 5 Athlétique Bastiais
MF Joel Obi 22 May 1991 12 0 Parma
MF Nosa Igiebor 9 November 1990 11 2 Real Betis
MF Reuben Gabriel 25 September 1990 10 1 Waasland-Beveren
MF Michel Babatunde 24 December 1992 2 0 Volyn Lutsk
MF Ramon Azeez 12 December 1992 1 0 Almería
FW Ahmed Musa 14 October 1992 34 5 CSKA Moscow
FW Victor Moses 12 December 1990 18 6 Liverpool
FW Nnamdi Oduamadi 17 October 1990 12 4 Brescia
FW Ejike Uzoenyi 23 March 1988 20 3 Enugu Rangers
FW Peter Odemwingie 15 July 1981 58 10 Stoke City
FW Victor Obinna 25 March 1987 48 13 Chievo
FW Emmanuel Emenike 10 May 1987 21 10 Fenerbahçe
FW Shola Ameobi 12 October 1981 5 2 Newcastle United
FW Uche Nwofor 28 February 1989 4 2 Heerenveen
FW Michael Uchebo 2 February 1990 1 0 Cercle Brugge

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Team Facts

Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head Coach Stephen Keshi
Captain Vincent Enyeama
Most Caps Joseph Yobo (94)
Top Scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Home Stadium Abuja Stadium
FIFA Code NGA
FIFA Ranking 45 (+2)
Highest FIFA Ranking 5 (April 1994)
Lowest FIFA Ranking 82 (November 1999)
Elo Ranking 30
Highest Elo Ranking 14 (31 May 2004)
Lowest Elo Ranking 87 (27 December 1964)

FIFA World Cup Record

Year Host(s) Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930 URU Did not enter
1934 ITA
1938 FRA
1950 BRA
1954 SWI
1958 SWE
1962 CHI Did not qualify
1966 ENG Withdrew
1970 MEX Did not qualify
1974 FRG
1978 ARG
1982 ESP
1986 MEX
1990 ITA
1994 USA Round of 16 1st in group 4 2 0 2 7 4
1998 FRA 1st in group 4 2 0 2 6 9
2002 KOR and JPN Group Stage 4th in group 3 0 1 2 1 3
2006 GER Did not qualify
2010 RSA Group Stage 4th in group 3 0 1 2 3 5
2014 BRA Qualified
2018 RUS To be decided
2022 QAT To be decided
World Cup total 14 4 2 8 17 21

Individual Records

Most Capped Players

# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Joseph Yobo 94 7 2001–
2 Vincent Enyeama 89 0 2002–
3 Nwankwo Kanu 86 13 1994–2011
4 Mudashiru Lawal 82 11 1975–1985
5 Jay-Jay Okocha 73 14 1993–2006
6 Finidi George 62 6 1991–2002
7 Stephen Keshi 60 9 1981–1994
8 Peter Rufai 59 1 1981–1998
9 Yakubu Aiyegbeni 58 21 2000–2012
= Peter Odemwingie 58 10 2002–
= Rashidi Yekini 58 37 1983–1998

Top Goalscorers

# Player Goals Caps Goals Ratio Career
1 Rashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64 1983–1998
2 Segun Odegbami 22 47 0.47 1976–1981
3 Yakubu Aiyegbeni 21 58 0.36 2000–2012
4 Obafemi Martins 18 40 0.45 2004–
= Ikechukwu Uche 18 44 0.41 2007–
6 Julius Aghahowa 14 31 0.45 2000–2007
= Asuquo Ekpe 14 unk unk 1960–1965
= Jay-Jay Okocha 14 73 0.19 1993–2006
= Thompson Usiyan 14 unk unk 1976–1981
10 Daniel Amokachi 13 46 0.28 1990–1999
= Nwankwo Kanu 13 86 0.15 1994–2011
= Victor Obinna 13 48 0.27 2006–
= Sunday Oyarekhua 13 30 0.42 1971–1976
= Samson Siasia 13 46 0.28 1984–1998

Coaching Staff

Position Name
Head Coach Stephen Keshi
Assistant Coach Daniel Amokachi
Personal Assistant to Head Coach Valere Hoaundinou
Goalkeeper Trainer Ike Shorunmu
Assistant Goalkeeper Trainer Sylvanus Okpala

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Fixtures / Results 2010

Match Date - Time Venue   Results  
3 12/06 16:00 Johannesburg - JEP Argentina 1:0 Nigeria
19 17/06 16:00 Mangaung / Bloemfontein Greece 2:1 (1:1) Nigeria
35 22/06 20:30 Durban Nigeria 2:2 (1:1) Korea Republic

FIFA World Cup Nigeria Squad 2010

NUM NAME POSITION HT WT DOB
23 Bamidele Aiyenugba Goalkeeper 1.80m 80 kg November 20, 1983
16 Austin Ejide Goalkeeper 1.90m 98 kg April 8, 1984
1 Vincent Enyeama Goalkeeper 1.89m 79 kg August 29, 1982
15 Ayodele Adeleye Defender 1.89m 76 kg December 25, 1988
5 Rabiu Afolabi Defender 1.78m 75 kg April 18, 1980
21 Uwa Echiejile Defender 1.84m 76 kg January 20, 1988
17 Chidi Odiah Defender 1.79m 75 kg December 17, 1983
6 Danny Shittu Defender 1.91m 96 kg September 2, 1980
3 Taye Taiwo Defender 1.83m 77 kg April 16, 1985
2 Joseph Yobo Defender 1.85m 83 kg September 6, 1980
20 Dickson Etuhu Midfielder 1.88m 83 kg June 8, 1982
19 Lukman Haruna Midfielder 1.77m 73 kg December 4, 1990
14 Sani Kaita Midfielder 1.79m 76 kg May 2, 1986
10 John Mikel Obi Midfielder 1.83m 80 kg April 22, 1987
12 Kalu Uche Midfielder 1.79m 71 kg November 15, 1982
22 John Utaka Midfielder 1.76m 71 kg January 8, 1982
13 Atanda Yussuf Midfielder 1.82m 73 kg November 4, 1984
4 Nwankwo Kanu Forward 1.96m 80 kg August 1, 1976
9 Obafemi Martins Forward 1.70m 70 kg October 28, 1984
18 Victor Obinna Forward 1.76m 78 kg March 25, 1987
11 Peter Odemwingie Forward 1.82m 75 kg July 15, 1981
7 Chinedu Obasi Forward 1.88m 70 kg June 1, 1986
8 Ayegbeni Yakubu Forward 1.83m 83 kg November 22, 1982