Rashidi Yekini - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Nigerian player scored 37 international goals for his National Team, which is the record number of goals scored by an individual player for Nigeria. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  23-10-1963 
Died:   4- 5-2012
Country:  Nigeria
Caps:    58     (W29  D16  L13  GF98  GA54 - %63.79)
Goals:   37     (0.59 per match)
Age First Cap:  20 yr 134 d      5/ 3/1984 vs. Ghana    2-1   African Nations Cup  
Age Last Cap:   34 yr 248 d     28/ 6/1998 vs. Denmark  1-4   World Cup
National Team Career:  14 yr 114 d 

Caps Goals   Date    Venue            Opponent        Score    Competition
 -   -   -  26/ 2/84  Casablanca, MAR  Morocco          0-0     OG Qualifier
 1   -   -   5/ 3/84  Bouake, IVC      Ghana            2-1     African Nations Cup       
 2   -   -   8/ 3/84  Bouake, IVC      Malawi           2-2     African Nations Cup       
 3   -   -  11/ 3/84  Bouake, IVC      Algeria          0-0     African Nations Cup       
 4   -   -  14/ 3/84  Bouake, IVC      Egypt            2-2     African Nations Cup       
 5   1   1   6/ 4/85  Nairobi, KEN     Kenya            3-0     WC Qualifier
 6   1   2  20/ 4/85  Lagos, NGA       Kenya            3-1     WC Qualifier
 7   -   2  15/ 6/85  Benin, NGA       Ivory Coast      0-0
 8   -   2  19/ 6/85  Kano, NGA        Ivory Coast      2-0
 9   1   3  23/ 6/85  Abidjan, IVC     Ivory Coast      1-1
10   1   4  26/ 6/85  Bouake, IVC      Ivory Coast      1-1
11   -   4   6/ 7/85  Lagos, NGA       Tunisia          1-0     WC Qualifier      
12   -   4  20/ 7/85  Tunis, TUN       Tunisia          0-2     WC Qualifier
 -   -   -  17/10/87  Lagos, NGA       Zimbabwe         2-0     OG Qualifier
13   1   5  14/ 3/88  Rabat, MAR       Kenya            3-0     African Nations Cup
14   -   5  17/ 3/88  Rabat, MAR       Cameroon         1-1     African Nations Cup
15   -   5  20/ 3/88  Rabat, MAR       Egypt            0-0     African Nations Cup
16   -   5  23/ 3/88  Rabat, MAR       Algeria          1-1 [1] African Nations Cup
17   -   5  27/ 3/88  Rabat, MAR       Cameroon         0-1     African Nations Cup
 -   -   -  18/ 9/88  Seoul, KOR       Brazil           0-4     Olympic Games 
 -  (1)  -  20/ 9/88  Seoul, KOR       Yugoslavia       1-3     Olympic Games 
 -   -   -  22/ 9/88  Seoul, KOR       Australia        0-1     Olympic Games 
18   -   5   2/ 3/90  Algiers, ALG     Algeria          1-5     African Nations Cup
19   1   6   5/ 3/90  Algiers, ALG     Egypt            1-0     African Nations Cup
20   1   7   8/ 3/90  Algiers, ALG     Ivory Coast      1-0     African Nations Cup
21   1   8  12/ 3/90  Algiers, ALG     Zambia           2-0     African Nations Cup
22   -   8  15/ 3/90  Algiers, ALG     Algeria          0-1     African Nations Cup
23   -   8   2/ 9/90  Kumasi, GHA      Ghana            0-1     ANC Qualifier
24   4  12  27/ 7/91  Lagos, NGA       Burkina Faso     7-1     ANC Qualifier
25   -  12  14/ 1/92  Dakar, SEN       Senegal          2-1     African Nations Cup
26   2  14  14/ 1/92  Dakar, SEN       Kenya            2-1     African Nations Cup
27   1  15  19/ 1/92  Dakar, SEN       Zaire            1-0     African Nations Cup
28   -  15  23/ 1/92  Dakar, SEN       Ghana            1-2     African Nations Cup
29   1  16  25/ 1/92  Dakar, SEN       Cameroon         2-1     African Nations Cup
30   2  18  10/10/92  Lagos, NGA       South Africa     4-0     WC Qualifier
31   1  19  20/12/92  Pointe-Noire,CGO Congo Brazz.     1-0     WC Qualifier
32   -  19  16/ 1/93  Johannesburg,RSA South Africa     0-0     WC Qualifier
33   1  20  24/ 4/93  Enugu, NGA       Sudan            4-0     ANC Qualifier
34   1  21   2/ 5/93  Abidjan, CIV     Ivory Coast      1-2     WC Qualifier
35   2  23   3/ 7/93  Lagos, NGA       Algeria          4-1     WC Qualifier
36   -  23  17/ 7/93  Kampala, UGA     Uganda           0-0     ANC Qualifier
37   3  26  24/ 7/93  Lagos, NGA       Ethiopia         6-0     ANC Qualifier
38   2  28  25/ 9/93  Lagos, NGA       Ivory Coast      4-1     WC Qualifier
39   -  28   8/10/93  Algiers, ALG     Algeria          1-1     WC Qualifier
40   -  28   9/ 3/94  Lagos, NGA       Ghana            0-0  
41   2  30  26/ 3/94  Tunis, TUN       Gabon            3-0     African Nations Cup
42   -  30  30/ 3/94  Tunis, TUN       Egypt            0-0     African Nations Cup
43   2  32   2/ 4/94  Tunis, TUN       Zaire            2-0     African Nations Cup
44   1  33   6/ 4/94  Tunis, TUN       Ivory Coast      2-2 [2] African Nations Cup
45   -  33  10/ 4/94  Tunis, TUN       Zambia           2-1     African Nations Cup
46   2  35  11/ 6/94  Ibadan, NGA      Georgia          5-1
47   1  36  21/ 6/94  Dallas, USA      Bulgaria         3-0     World Cup
48   -  36  25/ 6/94  Boston, USA      Argentina        1-2     World Cup
49   -  36  30/ 6/94  Boston, USA      Greece           2-0     World Cup
50   -  36   5/ 7/94  Boston, USA      Italy            1-2     World Cup
51   -  36  14/11/94  London, ENG      England          0-1
52   -  36   9/11/96  Lagos, NGA       Burkina Faso     2-0     WC Qualifier
53   1  37  22/ 2/98  Kingston, JAM    Jamaica          2-2
54   -  37  29/ 5/98  Beograd, YUG     Yugoslavia       0-3 
55   -  37  13/ 6/98  Nantes, FRA      Spain            3-2     World Cup
56   -  37  19/ 6/98  Paris, FRA       Bulgaria         1-0     World Cup
57   -  37  24/ 6/98  Toulouse, FRA    Paraguay         1-3     World Cup
58   -  37  28/ 6/98  Paris, FRA       Denmark          1-4     World Cup  

[1] aet, Nigeria won 9-8 on penalty kicks
[2] aet, Nigeria won 4-2 on penalty kicks  

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    58    29   16   13   98-  54     114      63.79  

37 Goals in 58 Matches (0.64 per match)    

Types of Matches and Goals
                       
                     Matches  Goals 
Friendlies              9       5
World Cup               8       1
World Cup Qualifiers   12      10
African Nations Cup    24      13
ANC Qualifiers          5       8
Other Tournaments       0       0  
Total                  58      37                               



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