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Super Eagles All-Time Top Goalscorers: Listed From 1971

Super Eagles All-Time Top Goalscorers
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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.

SEE ALSO: Nigeria 1994 World Cup Squad – The Complete List

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.

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.

SEE ALSO: Most Capped Super Eagles Players – All-Time Top 10 Listed

LIST OF SUPER EAGLES ALL-TIME TOP GOALSCORERS

# NAME NATIONAL
TEAM CAREER
GOALS CAPS
1 Rashidi Yekini 1984–1998 37 58
2 Segun Odegbami 1976–1982 23 46
3 Yakubu 2000–2012 21 57
4 Ikechukwu Uche 2007– 19 46
5 Obafemi Martins 2004– 18 48
6 Sunday Oyarekhua 1971–1976 17 28
7 Samson Siasia 1984–1999 16 51
8 Julius Aghahowa 2000–2007 14 32
9 Jay Jay Okocha 1993–2006 14 75
10 Daniel Amokachi 1990–1999 13 44
11 Ahmed Musa 2010– 13 63
12 Victor Obinna 2005– 12 48
13 Mudashiru Lawal 1975–1985 12 86
14 Nwankwo Kanu 1994–2011 12 87
15 Victor Moses 2012- 10 28
16 Peter Odemwingie 2002– 10 63
17 Emmanuel Amunike 1993–2001 9 27
18 Emmanuel Emenike 2011–2015 9 37
19 Stephen Keshi 1981–1995 9 64
20 Benedict Akwuegbu 2000–2005 8 30
21 Kelechi Iheanacho 2015- 7 11
21 Victor Ikpeba 1992–2002 7 31
23 Joseph Yobo 2001–2014 7 101
24 John Utaka 2002–2014 6 43
25 Mutiu Adepoju 1990–2002 6 48
26 Finidi George 1991–2002 6 62

SEE ALSO: Real Madrid All-Time Top Scorers – The Top 25 Listed

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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