Super Eagles of Nigeria’s all time greatest top scorer of all time?
10. Victor Osimhen
Super Eagles: After netting four against Sao Tome e Principe this week, combined with the victor against Sierra Leone prior in the global break, Osimhen has taken his International tally up to 15 goals.
The striker has enjoyed in a singing beginning to his Nigeria profession, especially taking into account he missed the Nations Cup, regardless just 23, he looks very much positioned to move to the pinnacle of this list over the approaching 10 years.
7. Ahmed Musa
Super Eagles: Nigeria’s all time record appearance-creator, Musa has the poorest goals-to-games ration of any player on this list, yet takes care of business because of sheer longevity.
His 16 goals puts him joint seventh in the general positioning, although the forward is as yet dynamic and could yet scale this list.
Musa has likewise contributed some important World Cup goals, strikingly against Argentina in 2014 and Iceland four years after the fact.
7. Odion Ighalo
Super Eagles: He make his presentation in 2015 — and got through something of a stop-start career with the Super Eagles.
The feature was the 2019 Nations Cup, when he won the Golden Boot as Gernot Rohr’s side arrived at the semi-finals, in spite of the fact that Ighalo got back to the overlay for one last hurrah in late 2021.
This was intended to prompt the AFCON in Cameroon recently, albeit the striker was at last kept from getting together with the Super Eagles.
7. Samson Siasia
Siasia gave Nigeria 10 years and a half of service after making his debute in 1984, going to register 16 goals across a half-century appearances.
He was involved in some of Nigeria’s best moment — including the AFCON ’94 victory and the World Cup capability in that very year — and later dealt with the national side across two stints.
6. Sunday Oyarekhua
Super Eagles: At the hour of his last Nigeria cap — in 1976 — Oyerekhua was Nigeria’s all-time top scorer, having register 17 goals in his 28 outings.
The forward was on the books of Lagos’ Police FC at the time of his first appearance for the senior side, and represent the Eagles at the ’76 AFCON.
Oyarekhua, who once played against Pele, passed away last year before.
5. Obafemi Martins
An underused ability with the national side, Martins was at that point on the books of Internazionale when he made his bow for Nigeria in 2004.
He’d come out on top for the Serie A championship with the Nerazzurri, and seemed bound for the highest point of the game, however some way or another never fully understood those levels.
He scored 18 goals across his International career, and ought to have been thriving for the 2013 Nations Cup, just for Stephen Keshi to look elsewhere.
4. Ikechukwu Uche
Uche might not have hit the heights of Martins during his club career, however he was an AFCON-winner in 2013, having reached the quarter-finals five years beforehand
The striker neglected to score in route to the AFCON gold, despite the fact that he hit 19 goals throughout his eight-year stretch with the Super Eagles.
unfairly maligned for his horror miss at the 2010 World Cup, Yakubu was — generally — a deadly goal danger for the national side.
He scored 21 goals across 12 years of service — just two players scored more — and arrived at the Nations Cup semis on three occassions.
Yakubu was unfortunate to have missed out on the 2013 AFCON, having scored 15 goals in 29 league outing for Guangzhou R&F that season.
2. Segun Odegbemi
Super Eagles: One of the extraordinary names in Nigeria’s most memorable Nations Cup win — in 1980 — Odegbami amassed 46 caps between the mid 70s and mid 80s.
He enjoyed the whole of his profession with Shooting Stars — taking them to the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 1976 — and recently held the Eagles’ scoring record with 23 goals.
1. Rashidi Yekini
Nigeria’s all time top scorer, and arguably the best striker the country has ever produced, Yekini bagged 37 goals across 58 appearances between the mid 80s and the last part of the 90s.
He was part of the Super Eagles’ Golden Generation, winning the Nations Cup in 1994, and unforgettably scored Nigeria’s very first World Cup goal — against Bulgaria later that year.