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Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Jarus(m): 6:14pm On Oct 14, 2012
1 Rashidi Yekini 1984–1998 37 goals in 58 caps
2 Segun Odegbami 1976–1982 24 goals in 48 caps
3 Yakubu Aiyegbeni 2000 – present 21 goals in 57 caps
4 Obafemi Martins 2004 – present 18 goals in 37 caps
Ikechukwu Uche 2007 – present 18goals in 40 matches
5 Sunday Oyarekhua 1971–1976 17 goals in 28 matches
7 Samson Siasia 1984–1999 16 goals in 51 games
8 Thompson Usiyan 1976–1981 15 goals in 25 games
9 Jay-Jay Okocha 1993–2006 14 goals in 73 matches
Daniel Amokachi 1990–1999 14 goals
Julius Aghahowa 1999 – 2005 14 goals in 32 games

Source: wikipedia
12 Asuquo Ekpe 13 goals in 28 matches
13 Nwankwo Kanu 1994–2011 12 goals in 86 caps
Mudashiru Lawal 1975–1985 12 goals in 86 games
Paul Hamilton 12 goals in 26 matches
16, Victor Obinna 2005 – present 11 goals in 44 caps
17 Peter Odemwingie 2002 – present 9 goals in 55 caps
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Jarus(m): 6:22pm On Oct 14, 2012
Now my observation and comments:

1, If Nigeria had gone to AFCON 1996 and 1996, Rashidi would have scored at least 5 more that would have brought his tally to 42

2, I don't see Rashidi's record being broken in the next 20 years. Martins showed some promise at the beginning but he has also reached his twilight in SE

3, Many Nigerians that call Yakubu names will be surprised that he is Nigeria's 3rd highest goal scorer.

4, I see IK Uche overtaking Martins and Yakubu, and possibly Odegbami, to become Nigeria's 2nd or 3rd highest goal scorer in history.

5, Can we ever produce another Yekini?

6, Why don't we hear or read about this Oyakherua, who is Nigeria's all-time 5th highest goal scorer? Scored that many

7, With what we hear about Muda Lawal, I would have thought he scored more than 12 goals for Nigeria.

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Mustay(m): 8:14pm On Oct 14, 2012
Funny, 2 - 5 can change anytime soon for these 3 players can feature for SE. There's more probability in Martins being recalled and extending his tally than Yak.
 
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by ROCK-J(m): 12:07am On Oct 15, 2012
Yekini is nigeria' best.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Nobody: 12:13am On Oct 15, 2012
Poor list - only Yekini and Odegbami deserve to be on the list as strikers/goal scorers.

The rest are bums! undecided
 
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by MacLovington(m): 12:17am On Oct 15, 2012
6, Why don't we hear or read about this Oyakherua, who is Nigeria's all-time 5th highest goal scorer? Scored that many


Because everything in Naija is politics. Politics is a game of numbers. The Oyakherua guy sounds like a minority (few numbers to sing his praise). If very many people (often on tribal sentiment) praise somebody enough, the hype sticks. Same with vilification.
 
 
 
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by pendusky(m): 12:24am On Oct 15, 2012
Am listening! I guess Mikel shld go for that award! grin
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Rooneyboy(m): 12:26am On Oct 15, 2012
MacLovington: .

I am just hearing for the first time that Yakubu is YORUBA!

Brother leave that guy, obviously he does need the attention of a psychiatrist.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by ola_pluto(m): 12:28am On Oct 15, 2012
Looks like the shape of Nigerian football team can be seen from this stat. Baring any exceptional talents, Yorubas seem to be more effective finishers, SE/SS mostly midfielders. Defense not so certain, but mostly SS/SW/SE. Wingers and committed utility players: North. Goalies: SW.
If you need a player in the national team to run into bricks for you for the whole 90 minutes, go to Kano state or anywhere up North. I think its a very decent balance and any coach who uses this formula will most likely get results. Also, our best midfielders seem to be Southerners that grow up in the North. Mikel Obi, Victor Moses are recent examples. I think football discipline is more up North than down Souths
I watched the U17 today, and it was very similar and they looked sharp.
P.S. I do not intend tribal war here, just stating my own observations.

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Syenite(m): 12:36am On Oct 15, 2012
U forgot to add one: Mikel Obi 2goals for SE in 6years. He can overtake Yekini in 110yrs time.

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by oluspencer: 12:36am On Oct 15, 2012
So Yobo is the most capped player with just 84 matches. See wetin lack of friendly, failure to qualify for major touranment. Indiscpline and age cheat cause them.
 
 
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Josh090(m): 12:55am On Oct 15, 2012
Rooneyboy:

I shouldn't be responding to this post but I think it would be proper to correct that thing u call a brain so that u don't go and mess urself up in public.
Yakubu(I think he said yekini) is not yoruba , he's from edo state.
I don't know if he's (Yekini) Yoruba but he's from irra in kwara state, not Edo.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by hydeekam: 1:17am On Oct 15, 2012
Josh090:
I don't know if he's Yoruba but he's from irra in kwara state, not Edo.
i personally like YAKUBU because he has been consistent in scoring goals for nigeria, just because he lost open chance doesn't mean he doesn't know how to score again.
This is YAK profile
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, generally known simply as Yakubu, is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Guangzhou R&F and the Nigerian national football team. His nickname is "The Yak".

Born: November 22, 1982 (age 29), Benin City

Weight: 83 kg

Salary: $1.86 million EUR (2012)

Spouse: Yvonne Lameen Ikhana (m. 2008)

Teams: Guangzhou R&F F.C. (#25 / Forward), Nigeria national football team (Forward)

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Tolexander(m): 1:25am On Oct 15, 2012
Josh090:
I don't know if he's Yoruba but he's from irra in kwara state, not Edo.
yakubu was born in auchi
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by vislabraye(m): 1:36am On Oct 15, 2012
Yekini is the greatest Nigerian striker from the stats. Not only is he the highest goal scorer, he has the best goal ratio.
Obafemi also has a good goal ratio.

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Sleekysly(m): 1:54am On Oct 15, 2012
ikechukwu uche,d only 1 in dat list dat can take on a defender 1 on 1 n score witout nidn help,,d guy go score pass yakuBULL
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by CyberG: 2:53am On Oct 15, 2012
ola_pluto: ...If you need a player in the national team to run into bricks for you for the whole 90 minutes, go to Kano state or anywhere up North. ....

This was really funny! grin grin

The question to ask, in my opinion, is when will Nigeria produce another Okocha, again? No, I don't mean make him in a factory or plant him like a flower because there are Okochas all over Nigeria but the stupidit.y of a LOT of Nigerians and government and their programmes has made such Okochas to be frustrated into doing any other job he can find to survive! Or, BH, kidnapping, drug or something nasty must have sealed the fate of most of them. Okocha tops the list in one of the best footballers that would ever kick that round leather thing! How about Kanu? When will Nigeria raise another team like the 94, 96 team, because that was the most complete team in recent history. Almost all of them were good individually and excellent when they get it going. When was the last time Nigeria had players who could pass the ball in different, shifting triangles so much so that the opponent could not get the ball??

How about another Yekini? Daring, bold, strong, fast and every strike of the ball towards the keeper was always a threat! If only Nigerian youths and the leadership of this country would do the right things for the country, Nigeria is virtually unstoppable in many things!

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by mama-gee(f): 2:58am On Oct 15, 2012
Looks like Rasheed Yekini still leads the list. . .

Hope Odemwingie takes over from yekini as soon as possible.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by revomind(m): 3:26am On Oct 15, 2012
ola_pluto: Looks like the shape of Nigerian football team can be seen from this stat. Baring any exceptional talents, Yorubas seem to be more effective finishers, SE/SS mostly midfielders. Defense not so certain, but mostly SS/SW/SE. Wingers and committed utility players: North. Goalies: SW.
If you need a player in the national team to run into bricks for you for the whole 90 minutes, go to Kano state or anywhere up North. I think its a very decent balance and any coach who uses this formula will most likely get results. Also, our best midfielders seem to be Southerners that grow up in the North. Mikel Obi, Victor Moses are recent examples. I think football discipline is more up North than down Souths
I watched the U17 today, and it was very similar and they looked sharp.
P.S. I do not intend tribal war here, just stating my own observations.

Na wa o. Anyway, Victor Moses is from Kaduna.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by revomind(m): 3:28am On Oct 15, 2012
mama-gee:
Looks like Rasheed Yekini still leads the list. . .

Hope Odemwingie takes over from yekini as soon as possible.

I don't think age is on Odemwingie's side. Very likely Yekini's record is going to remain for a really long time.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by WebSurfer(m): 4:47am On Oct 15, 2012
What re u guys killing yourselves about
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by femi4(m): 4:53am On Oct 15, 2012
Ik uche will break that record. After Yekini, he's the most consistent striker. Yakubu was just lucky cos he's been in the team since 2002. Ik Uche will dust his record by the end of 2013
He missed 2010 world cup due to injury. CAN 2013 will be his first major competition for SE.
He's the only one that can come close to Yekini
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by Jimbadly: 5:00am On Oct 15, 2012
who says Yekini's record cannot be broken in the next 5 years. Martin or uche needs to score a minimum of 20 goals to beat that towering record set by Yekini. If either of these 2 can score up to 5 goals apiece in the upcoming AFCON tournament then they're very much on their way to beating that record. I must admit it'll be quite a difficult record to beat. These players need to be more consistent in front of goal in the upcomin tournaments like the AFCON, the world cup qualifiers and some friendly matches inbetween.
Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by naptu2: 5:10am On Oct 15, 2012
One of the most painful things in football for me is the fact that Yekini (highest goal scorer in Senegal '92 and Tunisia '94) didn't go to SA '96. He would have become the highest goal scorer in nations cup history.

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Re: Super Eagles' All-time Highest Goal Scorers by aaronson(m): 5:15am On Oct 15, 2012
hey they forgot to add mikel obi lol

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