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Super Eagles/Super Falcons: Nigerian Footballers And Their Nicknames [Full List]

 

Some talented individuals have represented the Nigerian football teams in both the Super Falcons and Super Eagles over the years.

These individuals have left long-lasting memories in the minds of football lovers in the world’s most populous black nation.

From our first appearance at the 1994 World Cup to our gold medal performance at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and the triumphant 2013 African Nations Cup squad, Nigeria has been blessed with talents.

Naija News looks at some individuals that have worn the famous green and white jersey of Nigeria and the nicknames given to them by fans.

See some of them below:

Teslim Balogun- Thunder

Christian Chukwu- Chairman

Stephen Keshi- Big Boss

Nwankwo Kanu- Papilo

Austin Okocha- Jay-Jay

Daniel Amokachi- The Bull

Sylvanus Okpala- Quick Silver

Segun Odegbami- Mathematical

Kelechi Emeteole- Caterpillar

Peter Rufai- Dodo Mayana

Mutiu Adepoju- Headmaster

Bright Omokaro- 10-10

Yisa Sofoluwe- Dean of Defense

Uche Okechukwu- Gentle Giant

Adokiye Amiesimaka- Chief Justice

Julius Aghaghowa- Agha-wonder

Finidi George- Finito

Tijani Babangida- Okada

Idowu Otubusen- Slow Poison

Etim Esin- African Maradona

Emmanuel Okala- Man Mountain

Aloysius Atuegbu- Blockbuster

Yakubu Aiyegbeni- The Yak

Obafemi Martins- Oba-goal

Ifeanyi Udeze- Man Wey Sabi

Kelechi Iheanacho- Senior Man Kelz

Ahmed Musa- The Governor

Asisat Oshoala- Super Zee

Victor Ikpeba- Prince Of Monaco

Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong – The Oyibo Wall