Sports - Nigeria's 50 Greatest Footballers Of All Time

SuperSports have compiled a list of Nigeria’s 50 greatest football players of all time, the list which includes football greats such as Kanu Nwankwo and Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is reproduced below.
1. Nwankwo Kanu
2. Austin Okocha
3. Sunday Oliseh
4. Rashidi Yekini
5. Segun Odegbami
6. Stephen Keshi
7. Emmanuel Amuneke
8. Finidi George
9. Christian Chukwu
10. Muda lawal
11. Peter Rufai
12. Daniel Amokachi
13. Taribo West
14. Uche Okechukwu
15. Teslim “Thunder”Balogun
16. Victor Ikpeba
17. Samson Siasia
18. Adokiye Amiesimaka
19. Vincent Enyeama
20. Celestine Babayaro
21. Thomson Usiyan
22. Taiye ‘Taiwo
23. Henry Nwosu
24. Emmanuel Okala
25. Felix Owolabi
26. Haruna Ilerika
27. Joseph Yobo
28. Aloysius Atuegbu
29. Richard Owubokiri
30. Elkanah Onyeali
31. Patrick Ekeji
32. Best Ogedengbe
33. Bright Omokaro
34. Peter Anieke
35. Yisa Shofoluwe
36. Ben Iroha
37. Julius Aghahowa
38. Osaze Odemwingie
39. Albert Onyeawuna
40. Augustine Eguavoen
41. Pius Ikedia
42. Obafemi Martins
43. Yakubu Aiyegbeni
44. Tijani Babangida
45. Tony Igwe
46. John Obi Mikel
47. Sam Garba Okoye
48. Friday Okoh
49. Etim Esin
50. Dan Anyiam

Do you agree with the list?
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  1. What happened to samson okwaraji? Or did u just compile your list with the new generation?..
    What happened to goal keeper peter rufai and ike shorunmu?
    Your list is absolutely wrong..

  2. I agree with the first ten. However, Jay Jay Okocha should rank first owing to his long time in the Nigerian colours and his significant achievements with the team-1 Nations cup trophy, 1st runner-up, 3 bronze medals at Nations cup, 3 world cup tournaments, 1 Olympic gold. Kanu next at second! Julius Aghahowa is ranked 37th. Disagree again, he ranks among Nigeria's all time highest goal scorers and his important goals in the 2000 and 2002 Nations cup helped Nigeria progress to the semis. He should be somewhere between 11 and 20. I don't think Mikiel Obi deserves mention for now, even at 46. I don't think he has contributed significantly to be among our all time best, maybe we'll see after this Nations cup. He should be replaced with Gabral Lawal who surprisingly didn't even feature on the list. Nice article anyway.

  3. Where is Steven Keshi on this List?

  4. Whoever compiled the list is an imbecile.First, Nigeria don't keep records of Athletes.No Nigerian has the authority to name 50 Greatest players of all time.I can name 10 players that were omitted from the list,which should have been named.Players like Segun Olumodeji,Baba Otu Mohammed,Kunle Awesu,Agbonifo,Sunny Oyarekua,Sam Opone, Nigeria former captain.Lawal Inua Rigogo,Peter Fregene,Andrew Ategbu,Damian Ogunsuyi and Yakubu Mambo. I can name more great players. You never see England naming best 50 players in their country.No any other country name 50 best players, but fools in Nigeria.Not in France,Brazil,Italy or Soviet Union. The list is who you like, kiss their Asses and so on.
    Tunde Aboyade

  5. Great To Remember Taiye Taiwo In This List Never Try To Forget Players Like Him And Martins, Osaze,Peter & Rufai



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