Football teams in Nigeria are becoming more and more recognizable all over the world, but not only in Africa. This is all because the national and individual Nigerian clubs showed promising results in international tournaments and friendly matches.
Football is an integral part of the history and culture of Nigeria. Many people love to watch matches and cheer for their favorite teams. Moreover, children dream of becoming footballers one day, of independently making history of Nigerian soccer. There are many examples of Nigerian players being successful locally and signed by the world’s football giants.
Therefore, it is essential to understand which teams in Nigeria are considered top and which can bring even more talent to this country, both in the national team and in recognition of the country’s football talent worldwide.
Therefore, let’s look at the top 5 football teams in Nigeria, which can give us new world-class players in the future.
This list includes clubs such as:
- Bendel Insurance F.C
- Shooting Stars Sports Club
- Rangers International FC
- Kano Pillars FC
- Enyimba Football Club
Goalkeeper – №12 Amas Obasogie.
Defenders – №14 Abraham Ovwiomodiohwo, №15 Efa Enabulele, №16 Odinaka Ezeh, №17 Michael Enaruna, №28 Benjamin Tanimu.
Midfielders – №2 Stephen Sodje, №4 Emmanuel Uangboje, №10 Charles Omokaro, №13Abraham Odianosen, №20 Kingsley Onovo , №23 David Walbe, №26 Ebiaku Promise, №30 Daniel Johnson.
Forwards – №31 Kalu Moses, №32Adimovama Ezeh, №12 Amas Obasogie.
Bendel Insurance FC can be credited for winning the Nigerian Premier League five times. Fans call their team the Benin Vipers, as the team is from Benin, Edo State. This club is in the top 5 most popular teams in Nigeria, not only because it is one of the most titled but also because the club was one of the founders of the major league in their country.
Goalkeeper – №1 Laide Okanlawon.
Defenders – №16 Nurudeen Amodu, №15 Abbey Benson, №4 Uche Ezeala, №22 Ismail Ghali Falke.
Midfielders – №6 Dare Olatunji, №31 Henry Ndedi, № 8 Mohammed Akilu.
Forwards – № 9 Ebenezer Odeyemi, №13 Oluwaseyi Okeowo, № 27 Ayo Adejubu.
Shooting Stars Sports Club, also known as 3SC, ranked fourth, just like in the history of Nigerian soccer. The team, originally from Ibadan, Oyo State, also won the Nigerian Premier League, although the last time was back in 1998. It is considered the most popular football club in Nigeria because it won the CAF Cup. It was a big deal as Shooting Stars Sports Club became the first Nigerian team to win an international trophy.
Goalkeeper – №2 J. Opuba.
Defenders – №3 U. Uwadiegwu, №4 J. Uche, №19 S. Liadi, №20 E. Olusesi, №24 I. Oladuntoye.
Midfielders – №6 T. Issif, №21 C. Madu, №29 K. Agu.
Forwards – №13 I. Louté, №26 A. Shimaga.
Rangers International FC, also known as Enugu Rangers, has won the Nigerian Premier League six times, most recently in 1984. What is remarkable is that this football club has never been relegated from the Premier League in its entire history.
Goalkeeper – №23 S. Ayeleso.
Defenders – №5 A. Musa, №11 C. Maichibi, №14 E. Anyanwu, №20 M. Jibrin.
Midfielders – №10 R. Ali, №15 J. Muhammad, №19 A. Kumbur.
Forwards – №17 A. Malam, №24 D. Odenigbo, №28 N. Nwagua.
The list of the top clubs in Nigeria also includes the Kano Pillars FC team. The club was founded in 1990 and has won the Nigerian Premier League 4 times, in 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014. An integral part of the kano club is their fan base, which cheers for their favorite team in different parts of Nigeria. Thanks to this, the club has a reputation that it is very difficult to win against Kano Pillars FC.
Goalkeeper – №1 O. Ojo.
Defenders – №13 E. Ampiah, №5 A. Adeleke, №9 A. Somiari, №20 B. Yakubu.
Midfielders – №17 P. Ozor, №32 F. Abdullahi, №21 C. Obasi
Forwards – №9 V. Mbaoma, №28 A. Adamu, №6 S. Kalu.
Fans may now recall that Enyimba Football Club’s early name was Iwuanyanwu Nationale. This football club was considered the most productive and successful in Nigeria. The team was founded back in 1976, and since 2001 the team has been selected for many prestigious titles, including two African Champions League titles, three Federation Cups, and six Nigerian championships. This makes the team the most titled in Nigeria. As for popularity, the team has a huge fan base, and it is not for nothing that the club is considered the most popular in the country. In addition, Enyimba Football Club is one of the wealthiest football clubs in Africa. His income is approximately 10 million euros per year.
More exciting information about teams from Nigeria or other countries can be found on the Azscore website. On it, you will find out complete details on teams and tournaments, as well as about the players. In addition, you will be waiting for the statistics of games, championships, and the players’ results.
You will also get the entire history of the games of your favorite teams with replays of the game’s most exciting moments. Also, all football fans will be able to find out yesterday match result football, both local and international.