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Under 17 World Cup 2015 Nigeria Squad

Who are the players in the under 17 World Cup 2015 Nigeria squad? Did Nigeria under 17 qualify? Who won the Under 17 World Cup in 2015? How many under 17 World Cups did Nigeria win? Who is the winner of Under 17 World Cup? Which country has won the most under 17 World Cup? Who won the 2005 Under 17 World Cup? Which year did Nigeria host Under 17 World Cup? Which country has won the Under 17 World Cup most? Who won FIFA Men’s U-17 World Cup 2020? Which team emerge champion of the FIFA Under 17 Football World Cup 2019? Which country will host FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2020?

Under 17 World Cup 2015 Nigeria Squad

See Also: Nigeria Squad Korea Japan 2002 All Listed

The Golden Eaglets were the defending champions in 2015, having won the trophy two years earlier in UAE.

Nigeria are the most successful in international football for age group winning a record five FIFA U-17 World Cup titles and are runners up thrice.

The Golden Eaglets won the maiden edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1985 hosted by China, 1993, 2007, 2013, and 2015; becoming only the second team since Brazil to win it back to back.

Nigeria FIFA U-17 World Cup record

The record below is the Golden Eaglet of Nigeria’s records showing what they won in each tournament year.

China 1985 – Champions

Canada 1987 – Runners-up   

Scotland 1989 – Quarter-finals        

Italy 1991 – Did not qualify

Japan 1993 – Champions                  

Ecuador 1995 – Quarter-finals                     

Egypt 1997 – Did not qualify

New Zealand 1999 – Did not qualify

Trinidad and Tobago 2001 – Runners-up    

Finland 2003 – Group stage              

Peru 2005 – Did not qualify

South Korea 2007 – Champions       

Nigeria 2009 – Runners-up   

Mexico 2011 – Did not qualify

United Arab Emirates 2013 – Champions

Chile 2015 – Champions        

India 2017 – Did not qualify

Brazil 2019 – Round of 16     

Peru 2023 – To be determined

Nigeria has 5 titles in total.              

See a better breakdown of the FIFA U-17 World Cup record below:

  • Nigeria X 5 (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015)                         
  • Brazil X 4 (1997, 1999, 2003, 2019)  
  • Ghana X 2 (1991, 1995)                    
  • Mexico X 2 (2005, 2011)                   
  • France X 1 (2001)                              
  • Russia X 1 (1987)                               
  • Saudi Arabia X 1 (1989)                                
  • Switzerland X 1 (2009)                                 
  • England X 1 (2017)

FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2015 Result & Scores

Group Stage Matches

Gameweek 1

2015-10-17

Nigeria 2 : 0 United States

England 1 : 1 Guinea

Brazil 0 : 1 Korea Republic

2015-10-18

Chile 1 : 1 Croatia

Australia 1 : 4 Germany

Belgium 0 : 0 Mali

Mexico 2 : 0 Argentina

Honduras 1 : 3 Ecuador

2015-10-19

South Africa 1 : 2 Costa Rica

New Zealand 1 : 6 France

2015-10-20

Korea DPR 0 : 2 Russia

Syria 1 : 4 Paraguay

Gameweek 2

2015-10-20

United States 2 : 2 Croatia

England 0 : 1 Brazil

2015-10-21

Chile 1 : 5 Nigeria

Korea Republic 1 : 0 Guinea

Australia 0 : 0 Mexico

Belgium 2 : 1 Honduras

2015-10-22

Argentina 0 : 4 Germany

Ecuador 1 : 2 Mali

South Africa 1 : 1 Korea DPR

New Zealand 0 : 0 Syria

2015-10-23

Russia 1 : 1 Costa Rica

Paraguay 3 : 4 France

Gameweek 3

2015-10-23

Korea Republic 0 : 0 England

Guinea 1 : 3 Brazil

2015-10-24

Croatia 2 : 1 Nigeria

United States 1 : 4 Chile

Mali 3 : 0 Honduras

Ecuador 2 : 0 Belgium

2015-10-25

Germany 1 : 2 Mexico

Argentina 1 : 2 Australia

Russia 2 : 0 South Africa

Costa Rica 1 : 2 Korea DPR

France 4 : 0 Syria

Paraguay 1 : 2 New Zealand

Round of 16 Matches

2015-10-28

Mexico 4 : 1 Chile

Brazil 1 : 0 New Zealand

Korea Republic 0 : 2 Belgium

Nigeria 6 : 0 Australia

2015-10-29

Croatia 2 : 0 Germany

Mali 3 : 0 Korea DPR

France 0 : 0 , 3 : 5P Costa Rica

Russia 1 : 4 Ecuador

Quarter-finals Matches

2015-11-01

Brazil 0 : 3 Nigeria

Croatia 0 : 1 Mali

2015-11-02

Ecuador 0 : 2 Mexico

Belgium 1 : 0 Costa Rica

Semi-finals Matches

2015-11-05

Mali 3 : 1 Belgium

Mexico 2 : 4 Nigeria

3rd Place Matches

2015-11-08

Belgium 3 : 2 Mexico

Final Matches

2015-11-08

Mali 0 : 2 Nigeria

Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015

Goalkeepers:

  • Akpan David Udoh; 18 July 1999 (aged 16) – (Remo Academy, Nigeria)
  • Amos Innocent Benjamin; 22 December 1998 (aged 16) –  (Abuja)
  • Chisom Chiaha; 2 February 1998 (aged 17) –  (Apapa Golden Stars, Nigeria)

Defenders:

  • Lazarus John; 6 June 1998 (aged 17) –  (Fosla Academy, Nigeria)
  • Tobechukwu Ibe; 17 June 1998 (aged 17) –  (Siaone Academy, Nigeria)
  • Lukman Zakari; 23 December 1998 (aged 16) –  (Unity Academy, Nigeria)
  • Ejike Ikwu; 15 February 1999 (aged 16) – (Starplus FC, Nigeria)

Midfielders:

  • David Enogela; 4 February 1998 (aged 17) – (Young Stars FC, Nigeria)
  • Edidiong Essien; 26 November 1999 (aged 15) – (Rapture Academy, Nigeria)
  • Kingsley Michael; 26 August 1999 (aged 16) – (Abuja)
  • Samuel Chukwueze; 22 May 1999 (aged 16) – (Diamond Academy, Nigeria)
  • Kelechi Nwakali; 5 June 1998 (aged 17) – (Diamond Academy, Nigeria)
  • Chinedu Madueke; 5 August 1998 (aged 17) – (Virgin Kids FC, Nigeria)
  • Chukwudi Agor; 26 November 1998 (aged 16) – (ASJ Academy, Nigeria)
  • Joel Osikel; 17 June 1998 (aged 17) – (Young Eleven FC, Nigeria)

Forward:

  • Funsho Bamgboye; 9 January 1999 (aged 16) – (Qatar Aspire Academy, Qatar)
  • Victor Osimhen; 29 December 1998 (aged 16) – (Ultimate Strikers FC, Nigeria)
  • Udochukwu Anumudu; 9 October 1998 (aged 17) – (Enyi Academy, Nigeria)
  • Christian Ebere; 4 April 1998 (aged 17) – (ASJ Academy, Nigeria)
  • Sunday Alimi; 7 October 1999 (aged 16) – (Topworld FC, Nigeria)
  • Orji Okonkwo; 19 January 1998 (aged 17) – (Abuja)

Wrap Up

Those are all the footballers in the Under 17 World Cup 2015 Nigeria squad.

The winner of the U17 World Cup Golden Boot in 2015 is Victor Osimhen. He became the best goal scorer at the age of 16, scoring 10 goals in 7 matches. He also won the third-best player of the tournament.

Captain of the Under 17 World Cup 2015 Nigeria squad, Kelechi Nwakali received a Bronze Boot and became the best player in the competition. No youth team in Nigeria’s history has ever recorded such success.

Also, Emmanuel Amunike was the head coach who took Nigeria’s U-17 team to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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