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Atlanta 1996 Olympic Nigeria Squad Listed Fully

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Who are the members of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Nigeria squad? Who did Nigeria play the Final with at Atlanta 1996? Who won the Atlanta Olympics in 1996? Who scored the winning goal when Nigeria won the Olympics and what year? What year did Nigeria win the Olympics? When did Nigeria host the Olympics? Who paid for the 1996 Olympics? Who won the most medals in Olympics 1996? When did Nigeria win Atlanta? Which country in Africa was first to win a gold medal at the Olympics? Who won Nigeria’s first Olympic medal? Does Nigeria have an Olympic team? Did the 1996 Olympics lose money? Did Atlanta Olympics make a profit? How many gold medals did Nigeria win in Atlanta? What was special about the 1996 Olympics? Did Nigeria qualify for Olympic football? How much does Nigeria pay for Olympic medals? Why is Nigeria not in the Olympics? When did Nigeria rule the world?

See Also: Nigeria Squad 1998 In FIFA World Cup All Listed

Atlanta 1996 Olympic Football Results

Group Stages

20 Jul 1996 – Portugal 2-0 Tunisia

22 Jul 1996 – Argentina 1-1 Portugal

22 Jul 1996 – USA 2-0 Tunisia

24 Jul 1996 – Argentina 1-1 Tunisia

24 Jul 1996 – USA 1-1 Portugal

20 Jul 1996 – France 2-0 Australia

22 Jul 1996 – Australia 2-1 Saudi Arabia

22 Jul 1996 – France 1-1 Spain

24 Jul 1996 – France 2-1 Saudi Arabia

24 Jul 1996 – Spain 3-2 Australia

21 Jul 1996 – Korea Republic 1-0 Ghana

21 Jul 1996 – Mexico 1-0 Italy

23 Jul 1996 – Ghana 3-2 Italy

25 Jul 1996 – Ghana 1-1 Mexico

21 Jul 1996 – Japan 1-0 Brazil

21 Jul 1996 – Nigeria 1-0 Hungary

23 Jul 1996 – Brazil 3-1 Hungary

23 Jul 1996 – Nigeria 2-0 Japan

25 Jul 1996 – Brazil 1-0 Nigeria

25 Jul 1996 – Japan 3-2 Hungary

Quarter-finals

27 Jul 1996 – Argentina 4:0 Spain     

27 Jul 1996 – France 1:2 Portugal     

28 Jul 1996 – Brazil 4:2 Ghana          

28 Jul 1996 – Nigeria 2:0 Mexico      

Semi-finals

30 Jul 1996 – Argentina 2:0 Portugal

31 Jul 1996 – Nigeria 4:3 Brazil         

3rd place

02 Aug 1996 – Brazil 5:2 Portugal     

Final

03 Aug 1996 – Nigeria 3:2 Argentina

Olympics 1996 Goal Scorers

7 Goals

Ronaldo (Brazil)

6 Goals

Bebeto (Brazil)

5 Goals

Hernan Crespo (Argentina)

3 Goals

Flavio Conceicao (Brazil); Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria); Florian Maurice (France)

2 Goals

Celestine Babayaro (Nigeria); Marco Branca (Italy); Claudio Lopez (Argentina); Csaba Madar (Hungary); Masakiyo Maezono (Japan); Brian Maisonneuve (USA); Afonso Martins (Portugal); Jay Jay Okocha (Nigeria); Ariel Ortega (Argentina); Raúl (Spain); Christian Sabah (Ghana); Peter Tsekenis (Australia)

1 Goal

Junior Oswaldo ‘Juninho’ (Brazil); Felix Aboagye (Ghana); José Abundis (Mexico); Augustine Ahinful (Ghana); Charles Akunnor (Ghana); Daniel Amokachi (Nigeria); Emmanuel Amunike (Nigeria); Faud Anwar (Saudi Arabia); Tijana Babangida (Nigeria); Capucho (Portugal); SANTI Denia Sanchez (Spain); OSCAR Garcia Junyent (Spain); Ebenezer Hagan (Ghana); Victor Ikpeba (Nigeria); Teruyoshi Ito (Japan); YOON Jong-Hwan (Korea Republic); José Calado (Portugal); Jovan Kirovski (USA); Sylvain Legwinski (France); Mohamed Mkacher (Tunisia); Nuno Gomes (Portugal); Francisco Palencia (Mexico); Paulo Alves (Portugal); Robert Pirés (France); Tamás Sándor (Hungary); Antoine Sibierski (France); Kenichi Uemura (Japan); Aurelio Vidmar (Australia); Mark Viduka (Australia)

1996 Nigeria V Hungary Lineup

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Uche Okechukwu; Mobi Obaraku; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Garba Lawal came in for Amunike in the 75th minute and Victor Ikpeba for Kanu in the 80th minute.

The scoreline ended as Nigeria 1-0 Hungary and the goal was scored by Kanu (77″).

1996 Nigeria V Japan Lineup

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Garba Lawal came in as a substitute for Amunike in the 72nd minute and Victor Ikpeba for Kanu in the 86th minute.

The scoreline ended as Nigeria 2-0 Japan and the goals were scored by Babangida (82″) and Okocha (89″) via penalty kick.

Brazil Vs Nigeria 1996 Squad

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Abiodun Obafemi; Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West
  • Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Garba Lawal came in for Obafemi in the 47th minute, Victor Ikpeba for Amunike in the 63rd minute and Teslim Babatunde Fatusi for Babangida in the 81st minute.

The scoreline ended as Brazil 1-0 Nigeria and the goal was scored by Ronaldo (30″).

Nigeria v Mexico Atlanta 96 Lineup

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Victor Ikpeba was brought in for Babangida in the 56th minute, Teslim Fatusi for Kanu in the 67th minute and Garba Lawal for Amunike in the 86th minute.

The scoreline ended as Nigeria 2-0 Mexico and the goals were scored by Okocha (20″) and Babayaro (85″).

Nigeria Vs Brazil Olympic 1996 Lineup

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Garba Lawal; Jay-Jay Okocha
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Victor Ikpeba came in for Amunike in the 46th minute, Teslim Fatusi for Babangida in the 68th-minute and Wilson Oruma for Obaraku in the 83rd minute.

Unlike when both teams met in the group stage and Brazil beat Naija by a lone goal, the Atlanta 1996 Nigeria vs Brazil scores in the semifinal was 4-3 and the goals were scored by Roberto Carlos – Own Goal (20″), Ikpeba (78″), Kanu (90″), and Kanu (93″).

As for Brazil, their goals were scored by Flavio Conceicao (2″), Bebeto (27″) and Flavio Conceicao (37″).

See highlights of Nigeria vs Brazil Atlanta 1996 below:

Nigeria Vs Brazil 1996 Highlights Video

Isn’t the Nigeria Atlanta ’96 jersey a cool one?

Nigeria Vs Argentina Olympic Final 1996 Lineup

  • Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu
  • Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh
  • Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Victor Ikpeba; Nwankwo Kanu

Garba Lawal came in for Okocha in the 59th minute, Wilson Oruma for Obaraku in the 61st minute, and Emmanuel Amunike for Ikpeba in the 72nd minute.

The Nigeria vs Argentina 1996 scoreline ended as 3-2 and the goals were scored by Babayaro (28″) and Amokachi (74″), Amunike (89″). As for Argentina, the goals were by Claudio Lopez (3″) and Hernan Crespo (49″) via penalty kick.

Atlanta 1996 Final Highlights

Let’s now see Atlanta 1996 Olympic Nigeria squad.

Nigeria Squad Atlanta 1996

Position

Shirt No.

Players

Club

DOB

Goalkeepers

1

Emmanuel Babayaro

Plateau United, Nigeria

12/26/1976

19

Abiodun Baruwa

Shooting Stars FC, Nigeria

11/16/1974

18

Joseph Dosu

AC Reggiana, Italy

6/19/1973

Defenders

2

Celestine Babayaro

RSC Anderlecht, Belgium

8/29/1978

21

Patrick Ndah

11/20/1973

16

King Obie

11/12/1974

5

Uche Okechukwu

Fenerbahçe, Turkey

9/27/1967

17

Mobi Oparaku

KFC Turnhout, Belgium

12/1/1976

3

Taribo West

AJ Auxerre, France

3/26/1974

Midfielders

9

Teslim Fatusi

Servette Genève, Switzerland

9/17/1977

13

Garba Lawal

Espérance de Tunis, Tunisia

5/22/1974

12

Abiodun Obafemi

Fortuna Düsseldorf, Germany

12/25/1973

10

Jay Jay Okocha

Fenerbahçe, Turkey

8/14/1973

15

Sunday Oliseh

1. FC Köln, Germany

9/14/1974

8

Wilson Oruma

AS Nancy, France

12/30/1976

Forwards

22

Jonathan Akpoborie

Hansa Rostock, Germany

10/20/1968

14

Daniel Amokachi

Beşiktaş, Turkey

12/30/1972

6

Emmanuel Amunike

Sporting CP, Portugal

12/25/1970

7

Tijjani Babangida

AFC Ajax, Netherlands

9/25/1973

11

Victor Ikpeba

AS Monaco, France

6/12/1973

4

Nwankwo Kanu

Inter, Italy

8/1/1976

20

Pascal Onya

Shooting Stars FC, Nigeria

12/24/1974

Manager

Jo Bonfrere

6/15/1946

As you can see from the above table, the Nigeria Olympic football team 1996 coach is Jo Bonfrere while Kanu was the one who captained Nigeria in Atlanta 1996. The Atlanta 1996 Olympic Nigeria squad list above also showed the clubs each player was in during the tournament, their dates of birth and their jersey numbers.

But before I go, let’s take a look at the Olympic men’s football gold medal winners list history.

Olympic Men’s Football Winners List

Year

Host Nation(s)

Winner

Runner-up

1900

France

Great Britain

France

1904

United States

Canada

USA

1908

England

Great Britain

Denmark

1912

Sweden

Great Britain

Denmark

1920

Belgium

Belgium

Spain

1924

France

Uruguay

Switzerland

1928

Netherlands

Uruguay

Argentina

1936

Germany

Italy

Austria

1948

England

Sweden

Yugoslavia

1952

Finland

Hungary

Yugoslavia

1956

Australia

USSR

Yugoslavia

1960

Italy

Yugoslavia

Denmark

1964

Japan

Hungary

Czechoslovakia

1968

Mexico

Hungary

Bulgaria

1972

Germany

Poland

Hungary

1976

Canada

German Democratic Republic

Poland

1980

Russia

Czechoslovakia

German Democratic Republic

1984

United States

France

Brazil

1988

Korea Republic

USSR

Brazil

1992

Spain

Spain

Poland

1996

United States

Nigeria

Argentina

2000

Australia

Cameroon

Spain

2004

Greece

Argentina

Paraguay

2008

China

Argentina

Nigeria

2012

England

Mexico

Brazil

2016

Brazil

Brazil

Germany

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