Can you list Super Eagles all time highest goal scorers? Who is Super Eagle’s highest goal scorer? Who is Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in World Cup?
Yes, I know some of you think Odion Jude Ighalo is the highest goal scorer in the Nigeria national team.
He may have been the highest goal scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt but he is not the Super Eagles all time top scorer. Note that the emphasis is on ALL TIME.
I’m glad to inform you that before Ighalo is, Rashidi Yekini was.
Yekini died at the age of 48 in 2012 and continues to lead the Super Eagles all time highest goal scorers’ chart with 37 goals in his 58 appearances for Nigerian.
During his time, he played for more than two decades, representing Nigeria in about four AFCON tournaments (1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994), and two World Cups (1994 & 1998).
Other representations he made for Nigeria are the World Cup qualifications and friendlies.
One of the most remarkable things about Yekini’s career for the national team is that he scored Nigeria’s first goal in the World Cup in a 3–0 win against Bulgaria in the USA in 1994.
Also, after emerging Primeira Liga’s top scorer in the 1993–94 season with 21 goals, Yekini became the first Nigerian to win the African Footballer of the Year title.
Segun Odegbami is the second all-time goal scorer in Nigeria.
The ‘Mathematical’ Odegbami, though played in the days of the Green Eagles AKA Super Eagles, featured for Nigeria in 46 games between 1970–1984 and has scored a total of 23 goals to his credit.
He was part of the team that won Nigeria’s first Africa Cup of Nations title at the 1980 tournament held in Lagos.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the third Super Eagles all-time top scorer with 21 goals for Nigeria in 57 appearances.
“The Yak” is also the fourth highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 96 goals.
He has been to four African Cup of Nations finals for Nigeria, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympic.
This list of Super Eagles all-time top goalscorers is made up of football players who have played for the Nigeria national team and is listed according to their number of goals scored.
Super Eagles All-Time Top Goalscorers
Rashidi Yekini: 37 Goals in 58 Caps
Segun Odegbami: 23 Goals in 46 Caps
Yakubu: 21 Goals in 57 Caps
Ikechukwu Uche: 19 Goals in 46 Caps
Obafemi Martins: 18 Goals in 48 Caps
Sunday Oyarekhua: 17 Goals in 28 Caps
Samson Siasia: 16 Goals in 51 Caps
Odion Ighalo: 16 Goals in 37 Caps
Julius Aghahowa: 14 Goals in 32 Caps
Jay Jay Okocha: 14 Goals in 75 Caps
Daniel Amokachi: 13 Goals in 44 Caps
Ahmed Musa: 13 Goals in 63 Caps
Victor Obinna: 12 Goals in 48 Caps
Mudashiru Lawal: 12 Goals in 86 Caps
Nwankwo Kanu: 12 Goals in 87 Caps
Victor Moses: 10 Goals in 28 Caps
Peter Odemwingie: 10 Goals in 63 Caps
Emmanuel Amunike: 9 Goals in 27 Caps
Emmanuel Emenike: 9 Goals in 37 Caps
Stephen Keshi: 9 Goals in 64 Caps
Benedict Akwuegbu: 8 Goals in 30 Caps
Kelechi Iheanacho: 7 Goals in 11 Caps
Victor Ikpeba: 7 Goals in 31 Caps
Joseph Yobo: 7 Goals in 101 Caps
John Utaka: 6 Goals in 43 Caps
Mutiu Adepoju: 6 Goals in 48 Caps
Finidi George: 6 Goals in 62 Caps
All the goals and appearances used in this Super Eagles all time highest goal scorers are those of FIFA World Cup matches, Africa Cup of Nations games, and international friendlies.