List Of Nigerian Goalkeepers – All Names From Inception Till Date

The question of who the best goalkeeper is does not arise in this article. I don’t want to get involved in that debate, I just want to focus on a list of Nigerian goalkeepers.

There’s no doubt Nigeria has produced quite a handful of fantastic goalkeepers over the years, talk about the likes of Best Ogedengbe, Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu, and so forth.

But who are these ‘so forth’?
Don’t worry, my list of Nigerian goalkeepers will show you that.

Did you know that goalkeepers’ contributions in the game of soccer – in any country –are less appreciated?

Most people see the other guys on the field as playing more critical roles especially the strikers.

Yeah, because they score the goals. But fans forget that as oppose to that, the goalkeepers keep the goals out! Doesn’t that kind of make them important?

It’s only when it’s time penalty shootout that you see the whole stadium depending on a goalkeeper’s save – ah, and so he becomes important!

Till date, Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin remains the only one keeper in history to have been awarded the Ballon d’Or in 1963.

Did I hear you say ‘what a shame’?

List Of Nigerian Goalkeepers

Player Position DOB Apps. Apps Yr Team
Theophilus Afelokhai Goalkeeper   1988-04-07 00:00:00 2 2019  Super Eagles
Chigozie Agbim Goalkeeper 1984-11-28 00:00:00 14 2012.   Super Eagles
Wilfred Agbonavbare Goalkeeper 1966-10-05 00:00:00 15 1983- 94  Super Eagles
Alloysius Agu Goalkeeper 1967-07-12 00:00:00 28 1998-95  Super Eagles
Dele Aiyenugba Goalkeeper 1983-11-20 00:00:00 17 2005-15  Super Eagles
Murphy Akanji Goalkeeper 1977-01-01 00:00:00 2 1999-02   Super Eagles
Bassey Akpan Goalkeeper 1984-01-06 00:00:00 10 2008   Super Eagles
Daniel Akpeyi Goalkeeper 1986-08-03 00:00:00 19 2015-   Super Eagles
Dele Alampasu Goalkeeper 1996-12-24 00:00:00 1 2017-   Super Eagles
Abiodun Baruwa Goalkeeper 1974-11-16 00:00:00 5 1997-98   Super Eagles
Emmanuel Daniel Goalkeeper 1993-12-17 00:00:00 25 2015-16    Nigeria U23
Ndubuisi Egbo Goalkeeper 1973-07-25 00:00:00 12 1999-02    Super Eagles
Austin Ejide Goalkeeper 1984-04-08 00:00:00 34 2001-14    Super Eagles
Vincent Enyeama Goalkeeper 1982-08-29 00:00:00 101 2002-15    Super Eagles
Greg Etafia Goalkeeper 1982-09-30 00:00:00 4 2003    Super Eagles
Ikechukwu Ezenwa Goalkeeper 1988-10-16 00:00:00 21 2015- Super Eagles
Peterside Idah Goalkeeper 1973-11-25 00:00:00 on the bench 1998-01 Super Eagles
Carl Ikeme Goalkeeper 1986-06-08 00:00:00 10 2015-16 Super Eagles
David Ngodigha Goalkeeper 1962-10-23 00:00:00 on the bench 1988 Summer Olympics
Okiemute Odah Goalkeeper 1988-11-23 00:00:00 2016-18 Nigeria U-17
Maduka Okoye Goalkeeper 1999-08-28 00:00:00 1 2019 Super Eagles
Willy Okpara Goalkeeper 1968-05-07 00:00:00 5 1996-98 Super Eagles
Ajiboye Oladele Goalkeeper 1990-08-07 00:00:00 3 2018 Super Eagles
Segun Oluwaniyi Goalkeeper 1982-04-24 00:00:00 1 2010 Super Eagles
Sunday Rotimi Goalkeeper 1980-03-09 00:00:00 5 2001 Super Eagles
Peter Rufai Goalkeeper 1963-08-24 00:00:00 65 1983-98 Super Eagles
Ike Shorunmu Goalkeeper 1967-10-16 00:00:00 36 1992-02 Super Eagles
Olufemi Thomas Goalkeeper 1989-08-05 00:00:00 on the bench 2011 AFCON U23
Francis Uzoho Goalkeeper 1998-10-28 00:00:00 14 2017- Super Eagles
Dosun Joseph Goalkeeper 1973-07-19 00:00:00 3 1996-97 Super Eagles
Joe Erico Goalkeeper Super Eagles
Patrick Olu Onagoruwa Goalkeeper Super Eagles
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