A look at Nigeria’s highest ever scorers shows that the Super Eagles’ best ever striker is Obafemi Martins who retired in 2014 with a total of just 16 international goals.

A further look into Nigeria’s top 10 shooters list shows that wingers Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses are the most likely to break Martins’ record of 16 goals. The facts further prove that the three-time African champions have only inspired the continent with midfielders such as Jay-Jay Okocha, Sunday Olishe and John Obi Mikel.

Nigeria’s top 10 scorers:

  1. Obafemi Martins: 16 goals
  2. Ikechukwu Uche: 14
  3. Ahmed Musa: 14
  4. Victor Moses: 12
  5. Victor Obinna: 11
  6. Odion Ighalo: 10
  7. Peter Odemwingie: 10
  8. Kelechi Iheanacho: 8
  9. Emmanuel Emenike: 8
  10. Yakubu Aiyegbeni: 8

Africa’s greatest strikers:

  • Didier Drogba: 65 goals
  • Samuel Eto’o: 56 goals

Who’s the future?

The Super Eagles’ brightest prospects are Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze who both often play as wingers for club and country.