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Founded in 1945, Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony.

Nigeria's first major footballing success was winning the gold medal at the Second All-Africa games in 1973.

In 1980, Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in Lagos.

The team was originally called the Red Devils by the British who brought football to Nigeria. However, after Nigeria became an independent country, the name was changed to the Green Eagles.

In 1994, Nigeria managed by Clemens Westerhof reached the World Cup for the first time.

During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest ranking achieved by an African football team.

In 2014, Nigeria won their first FIFA World Cup title since 1998. They have qualified for four of the last five FIFA World Cups, and reached the round of 16 three times.

From 1998 to 2004, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit. Then Nigeria's kit has been supplied by Adidas.

Checkout baby pictures of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and 2 other Nigerian players

Checkout baby pictures of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and 2 other Nigerian players

Checkout baby pictures of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and 2 other Nigerian players
Diego Maradona slams Sampaoli after Argentina's loss to Nigeria, reveals he want manager position

Diego Maradona slams Sampaoli after Argentina's loss to Nigeria, reveals he want manager position

Football legend Diego Maradona reacted angrily to Argentina's pre-World Cup friendly loss to the Super Eagles of Nigeria with a controversial post on Instagram.

Diego Maradona slams Sampaoli after Argentina's loss to Nigeria, reveals he want manager position
Soaring Eagles! 5 takeaways from Nigeria's games against Algeria and Argentina

Soaring Eagles! 5 takeaways from Nigeria's games against Algeria and Argentina

We look at what the World Cup Qualifier against Algeria and the friendly match Argentina taught Nigerians ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Soaring Eagles! 5 takeaways from Nigeria's games against Algeria and Argentina
Aguero taken to hospital after collapsing at half-time in Argentina-Nigeria match

Aguero taken to hospital after collapsing at half-time in Argentina-Nigeria match

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital on Tuesday after collapsing during half-time in Argentina's friendly clash against Nigeria.

Aguero taken to hospital after collapsing at half-time in Argentina-Nigeria match
5 Super Eagles players that impressed against Argentina

5 Super Eagles players that impressed against Argentina

Five players stood out as the Super Eagles came from two goals down to defeat Argentinain the pre-2018 FIFA World Cup friendly played in Krasnodar, Russia.

5 Super Eagles players that impressed against Argentina
Iwobi scores twice as Super Eagles humiliate Argentina in pre-World Cup friendly

Iwobi scores twice as Super Eagles humiliate Argentina in pre-World Cup friendly

2016 Copa America finalists Argentina lost 4 - 2 to Nigeria in an international friendly in Krasnodar as both teams prepared for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Iwobi scores twice as Super Eagles humiliate Argentina in pre-World Cup friendly
Breaking! Super Eagles arrive Krasnodar ahead of friendly against Lionel Messi's Argentina

Breaking! Super Eagles arrive Krasnodar ahead of friendly against Lionel Messi's Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have landed in Krasnodar, Russia ahead of the friendly clash against Argentina after the World Cup Qualifier against Algeria.

Breaking! Super Eagles arrive Krasnodar ahead of friendly against Lionel Messi's Argentina
Who is Nigerian league highest paid player in 2017? - Top 5 of most successful footballers

Who is Nigerian league highest paid player in 2017? - Top 5 of most successful footballers

Who is ⚽ Nigeria league highest paid player ⚽ 2017? Find out top 5 of the most successful and wealthy footballers. Their salaries will certainly amaze you.

Who is Nigerian league highest paid player in 2017? - Top 5 of most successful footballers
See the incredible world record set by the Super Eagles following impressive World Cup qualifiers (photos)

See the incredible world record set by the Super Eagles following impressive World Cup qualifiers (photos)

Aside from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have already set a new record with their 1-1 draw against Algeria on Friday.

See the incredible world record set by the Super Eagles following impressive World Cup qualifiers (photos)
Nigerians blame referee for awarding controversial penalty against Algeria, see reactions (video)

Nigerians blame referee for awarding controversial penalty against Algeria, see reactions (video)

Super Eagles of Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw against Algeria at Constantine in the final game of their FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Nigerians blame referee.

Nigerians blame referee for awarding controversial penalty against Algeria, see reactions (video)
5 Super Eagles players that impressed in the World Cup Qualifier against Algeria

5 Super Eagles players that impressed in the World Cup Qualifier against Algeria

The Super Eagles traveled to Algeria to play an inconsequential 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier which ended 1 - 1 and there were some players who impressed.

5 Super Eagles players that impressed in the World Cup Qualifier against Algeria
Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier

Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier

The Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but they have one their final game to against Algeria who have no chance of making the tournament.

Algeria score late penalty to deny Nigeria historic win in World Cup Qualifier
Arsenal send good luck message to Super Eagles ahead of Algeria clash, Wenger talks tough

Arsenal send good luck message to Super Eagles ahead of Algeria clash, Wenger talks tough

Premier League giants Arsenal have sent in their good luck message to Alex Iwobi and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, wishing them victory against Algeria.

Arsenal send good luck message to Super Eagles ahead of Algeria clash, Wenger talks tough
A critical look at the Super Eagles squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup

A critical look at the Super Eagles squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup

After their dismal outing at the Mali 2002 Nations Cup, many senior players in the Super Eagles were axed as the team prepared for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

A critical look at the Super Eagles squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)

Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have settled and begun training in Rabat, Morocco ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine.

Super Eagles begin preparations for World Cup Qualifier against Algeria (photos)
Odion Ighalo puts injury worries behind him, meets Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas (photo)

Odion Ighalo puts injury worries behind him, meets Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas (photo)

Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo took some time out to meet former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas after pulling out of the latest Super Eagle squad.

Odion Ighalo puts injury worries behind him, meets Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas (photo)
Tammy Abraham speaks on decision to snub Nigeria call-up for England

Tammy Abraham speaks on decision to snub Nigeria call-up for England

Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

Tammy Abraham speaks on decision to snub Nigeria call-up for England
Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have begun preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Rabat, Morocco on Monday, November 6.

Just in! Super Eagles settle in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash
Updated: Governor Ambode meets Obafemi Martins, thanks him for donating hospital equipment to the Lagos state government

Updated: Governor Ambode meets Obafemi Martins, thanks him for donating hospital equipment to the Lagos state government

Footballer Obafemi Martins donated wheelchairs, crutches and hospital beds to the Lagos State Government through his foundation, Obafemi Martins Foundation.

Updated: Governor Ambode meets Obafemi Martins, thanks him for donating hospital equipment to the Lagos state government
Super Eagles legend and evangelist Taribo West appointed NFF exco

Super Eagles legend and evangelist Taribo West appointed NFF exco

Super Eagles legend and evangelist Taribo West has been appointed as the vice chairman of the technical study group of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Super Eagles legend and evangelist Taribo West appointed NFF exco
Checkout the colourful jerseys Nigeria's Super Eagles have used from 1994-2006 (photos)

Checkout the colourful jerseys Nigeria's Super Eagles have used from 1994-2006 (photos)

NAIJ.com takes a tour on the significance of the jerseys used by Super Eagles and the competitions they were used after the 94’ World Cup till the year 2006.

Checkout the colourful jerseys Nigeria's Super Eagles have used from 1994-2006 (photos)
Nigeria misses out as Gareth Southgate calls up Tammy Abraham to latest England squad

Nigeria misses out as Gareth Southgate calls up Tammy Abraham to latest England squad

Striker Tammy Abraham who is eligible to play for Nigeria has been called up to the England squad the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Nigeria misses out as Gareth Southgate calls up Tammy Abraham to latest England squad
Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches

Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches

Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to injury suffered playing for Chanchung Yatai.

Injury rocks Super Eagles squad ahead of Algeria, Argentina matches
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