Peter Rufai - International Appearances


The outstanding Nigerian 'keeper obtained 59 international caps with his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born: 24- 8-1963
Country: Nigeria 
Caps:	59	(W24-D19-L16 – GF75-GA50 – %56.78)
Goals received: 50	(%0.85 per match)
Goals converted: 1
Age First Cap:	 17 yr 328 d  18- 7-1981 vs. Upper Volta 1-0
Age Last Cap:    34 yr 308 d  28- 6-1998 vs. Denmark 1-4
National Team Career: 16 yr 345 d

Caps  Date 	Venue	 	Opponent       Score 	Competition

 1  18- 7-81	Lagos   	Upper Volta	1-0	
 2   3-10-81	Calabar 	Liberia 	3-0	
 3  18- 2-83	Lagos   	Egypt   	0-0	
 4  20- 2-83	Kaduna  	Egypt   	1-1	
 5   9- 4-83	Lagos   	Angola  	2-0	African Cup Qual.
 6  24- 4-83	Luanda  	Angola  	0-1	African Cup Qual.
 7  28- 8-83	Rabat   	Morocco   	0-0 [1]	African Cup Qual.
 8   5-11-83	Lagos   	Senegal 	1-0	CEDEAO Cup Qual.
 9  19-11-83	Dakar   	Senegal 	1-0	CEDEAO Cup Qual.
10  18-12-83	Abidjan 	Mali      	0-0 [2]	CEDEAO Cup
11  11- 3-84	Bouaké  	Algeria 	0-0	African Nations Cup
12  14- 3-84	Abidjan 	Egypt     	2-2 [3]	African Nations Cup
13  29- 9-84	Tunis   	Tunisia 	0-5	
14  30-10-84	Lagos   	Liberia 	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
15   4-11-84	Monrovia	Liberia 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
16  20- 4-85	Lagos   	Kenya   	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
17  16- 6-85	Benin City	Ivory Coast	0-0	
18  19- 6-85	Kano    	Ivory Coast	2-0	
19  23- 6-85	Abidjan 	Ivory Coast	1-1	
20  26- 6-85	Bouaké  	Ivory Coast	1-1	
21   6- 7-85	Lagos   	Tunisia 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
22  20- 7-85	Tunis   	Tunisia 	0-2	World Cup Qualifier
23  10- 8-85	Lagos   	Zambia  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
24  18- 8-85	Lusaka  	Zambia  	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
25   4- 7-87	Lagos   	Sierra Leone	3-0	African Cup Qual.
26  18- 7-87	Freetown	Sierra Leone	0-2	African Cup Qual.
27  14- 3-88	Rabat   	Kenya   	3-0	African Nations Cup
28  17- 3-88	Rabat   	Cameroon	1-1	African Nations Cup
29  20- 3-88	Rabat   	Egypt   	0-0	African Nations Cup
30  23- 3-88	Rabat   	Algeria   	1-1 [4]	African Nations Cup
31  27- 3-88	Casablanca	Cameroon	0-1	African Nations Cup
32  10- 6-89	Ibadan  	Cameroon	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
33  27- 2-93	Enugu   	Congo-Brazz.	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
34  17- 7-93	Kampala 	Uganda  	0-0	African Cup Qual.
35  24- 7-93	Lagos   	Ethiopia	6-0	African Cup Qual.
36  11- 1-94	Bangkok 	Thailand	0-0	
37  26- 3-94	Tunis   	Gabon   	3-0	African Nations Cup
38  30- 3-94	Tunis   	Egypt   	0-0	African Nations Cup
39   2- 4-94	Tunis   	Zaire   	2-0	African Nations Cup
40   6- 4-94	Tunis   	Ivory Coast  	2-2 [5]	African Nations Cup
41  10- 4-94	Tunis   	Zambia  	2-1	African Nations Cup
42  25- 5-94	Bucuresti	Romania 	0-2	
43  11- 6-94	Ibadan  	Georgia 	5-0	
44  21- 6-94	Dallas  	Bulgaria	3-0	World Cup
45  25- 6-94	Boston    	Argentina	1-2	World Cup
46  30- 6-94	Boston    	Greece  	2-0	World Cup
47   5- 7-94	Boston    	Italy   	1-2	World Cup
48  16-11-94	London  	England 	0-1	
49   6- 1-95	Riyadh  	Japan   	3-0	Intercontinental Cup
50  10- 1-95	Riyadh  	Argentina	0-0	Intercontinental Cup
51  13- 1-95	Riyadh  	Mexico    	1-1 [6]	Intercontinental Cup
52  11- 6-95	Boston    	United States	2-3	CONCACAF Cup
53  17- 6-95	Piscataway	Colombia	0-1	CONCACAF Cup
54  17- 8-97	Conakry  	Guinea  	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
55   5- 6-98	Amsterdam	Netherlands	1-5	
56  13- 6-98	Nantes  	Spain   	3-2	World Cup
57  19- 6-98	Paris   	Bulgaria	1-0	World Cup
58  24- 6-98	Toulouse	Paraguay	1-3	World Cup
59  28- 6-98	Saint-Denis	Denmark 	1-4	World Cup

[1] Nigeria won 4-3 on penalty kicks.
[2] Nigeria lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.
[3] Nigeria won 8-7 on penalty kicks.
[4] Nigeria won 9-8 on penalty kicks.
[5] Nigeria won 4-2 on penalty kicks.
[6] Nigeria lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.

Remark: the match against Surinam Pro XI (2-1, 15- 5-94 at Rotterdam) was not a
        full international and is therefore not included here; Surinam Pro XI 
        (Suriprofs) was a selection of professional players from the Dutch league
        with Surinam roots.

Remarks: the following seven matches are not full A for FIFA:
    15-10-83	Kaduna  	Ghana   	0-0	Olympic Games Q.
    30-10-83	Accra     	Ghana   	2-1	Olympic Games Q.
    11- 2-84	Lagos   	Morocco 	0-0	Olympic Games Q.
    11- 7-87	Lagos   	Liberia 	4-1	Olympic Games Q.
     4-10-87	Harare  	Zimbabwe	0-0	Olympic Games Q.
    15- 1-88	Annaba  	Algeria 	0-1	Olympic Games Q.
    30- 1-88	Enugu   	Algeria 	2-0	Olympic Games Q.


Total Record

Matches  Won  Draw  Lost For Against  Points  Percentage
  59      24   19    16    75- 50        67      56.78

Types of Matches:
Friendlies		14
World Cup Qualifier	10
World Cup		 8
African Nations Cup	12
African Cup Qualifier	 7
Intercontinental Cup	 3
CONCACAF Gold Cup	 2
Other Tournaments	 3

Total:                  59


Goals:	
	
Cap 35	1 goal

Total	1 goal


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