Rashidi Yekini Leads Martins, Okocha, Aiyegbeni on Stunning List of Super Eagles Highest Goal-Scorers

Rashidi Yekini Leads Martins, Okocha, Aiyegbeni on Stunning List of Super Eagles Highest Goal-Scorers

- Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles of Nigeria before he retired

- The late football legend is still leading the Super Eagles goalscorers chart

- Segun Odegbami is next to Rashidi Yekini with 22 goals

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Former Nigerian striker Rashidi Yekini has emerged as the one still topping the Super Eagles' goalscorers' chart even eight years after the demise of the super footballer.

During his active playing time in Nigeria and Europe, Rashidi Yekini was one of the best strikers in the world considering his styles of play and high sense of scoring goals.

He actually started his football career on the street of Kaduna before joining defunct UNTL Kaduna from where he moved to Shooting Stars of Ibadan a year later.

Yekini had great days in Ibadan with Shooting Stars as he scored 45 goals for them in two years before he moved to Abiola Babes.

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In the national team which is the Super Eagles, Rashidi Yekini scored Nigeria's first goal at the World Cup and netted 37 before he hanged his boots.

And since his demise in 2012, Rashidi Yekini's 37-goal record in the Super Eagles has not been equaled or broken.

In fact no Nigerian player has scored 30 goals for the Super Eagles which means Yekini's record may still stand for many years.

Below is the list of Super Eagles top scorers

1. Rashidi Yekini with 37 goals

2. Segun Odegbami with 22 goals

3. Yakubu Aiyegbeni with 21 goals

4. Ikechukwu Uche with 19 goals

5. Obafemi Martins with 18 goals

6. Samson Siasia with 17 goals

7. Odion Ighalo with 16 goals

8. Ahmed Musa with 15 goals

9. Julius Aghahowa with 14 goals

10. Jay-Jay Okocha with 14 goals

Rashidi Yekini.
Rashidi Yekini leads Martins, Okocha, Aiyegbeni on stunning list of Super Eagles highest goal-scorers. Photo: :BONGARTS/Henri-Szwarc
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on Tuesday evening, March 30, scored against the Super Eagles legends in a testimonial match played at the Confluence stadium in Lokoja.

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The match which ended 1-1 was between the Kogi state executive council and the former Super Eagles team of 1994 and 1996.

Former Premier League star Austin Okocha was the captain for the Super Eagles legends in the testimonial match in Lokoja, while Governor Bello led the Kogi state executive team.

It was an interesting match as Governor Bello showed impressive skills in the midfield where he dribbled the likes of Okocha and Kanu perfectly.

Source: Legit.ng

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