Nigerian Super Eagles Top 10 Goal Scorers in History
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Nigerian Super Eagles Top 10 Goal Scorers in History

Nigeria, renowned as one of Africa's premier football nations, boasts a rich history of producing top-tier football talent. Over the years, several iconic players have graced the national team, earning accolades for their remarkable goal-scoring prowess. Here's a rundown of the top 10 Super Eagles all-time highest goalscorers:


10. Ahmed Musa

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Ahmed Musa Goal Celebration 

Current captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, holds a special place in Nigerian football history. As the most capped Super Eagles player, Musa secures the tenth spot on the list with 16 goals in 107 appearances since his debut in 2010.


9. Odion Ighalo

Al Hilal striker Odion Ighalo shares the ninth position, notching up 16 goals in just 37 appearances since his debut in 2015, a feat achieved in fewer games compared to Musa.


8. Samson Siasia

Legendary figure Samson Siasia, revered both as a player and a coach, occupies the eighth spot. Siasia found the net 16 times in 51 appearances between 1984 and 1999.


7. Sunday Oyarekhua

The relatively lesser-known Sunday Oyarekhua takes the seventh spot with 17 goals in 28 games during his prolific stint with the "Green Eagles" from 1971 to 1976.


6. Obafemi Martins

Regarded as one of Nigeria's finest strikers, Obafemi Martins claims the sixth position with 18 goals in 48 appearances from 2004 to 2015, showcasing his exceptional pace and athleticism.


5. Ikechukwu Uche

An eight-year presence in the Super Eagles, Ikechukwu Uche secures the fifth spot with 19 goals in 46 games between 2007 and 2015, establishing himself as a dependable performer.


4. Victor Osimhen

The current sensation, Victor Osimhen, takes the fourth position with an impressive 20 goals in just 27 games, highlighting his potential to surpass the legendary Rashidi Yekini.


3. Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Despite a memorable open-goal miss at the 2010 World Cup, Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the third-highest scorer in Super Eagles history, notching up 21 goals in 57 appearances between 2000 and 2012.


2. Segun Odegbami

Regarded as Nigeria's first true football superstar, Segun Odegbami secures the second spot with 23 goals in 46 games, leaving an indelible mark on the national team from 1976 to 1982.


1. Rashidi Yekini

Undisputedly, the late Rashidi Yekini reigns supreme as Nigeria's all-time leading top scorer. With an impressive tally of 37 goals in 58 games, Yekini's legacy remains unmatched since his retirement in 1998.