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Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time

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Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time

Nigeria has a rich history of female football players, with many great talents having graced the pitch over the years. Here is a list of the top ten Nigerian female football players of all time:

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time

1. Mercy Akide

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Mercy Akide

Widely regarded as the greatest Nigerian female player of all time, Akide was instrumental in Nigeria’s success in the 1990s and early 2000s. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 2001 and was inducted into the Nigerian Football Federation Hall of Fame in 2018.

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2. Perpetua Nkwocha

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Perpetua Nkwocha

Another legend of Nigerian women’s football, Nkwocha was a prolific scorer and won a number of awards during her career, including the African Women’s Player of the Year award four times.

3. Cynthia Uwak

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Cynthia Uwak

A skillful attacking midfielder, Uwak was a key player for Nigeria during her career. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 2006 and helped Nigeria win the African Women’s Championship in 2010.

4. Florence Omagbemi

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Florence Omagbemi

A former captain of the Nigerian women’s team, Omagbemi was a versatile player who could play in midfield or defence. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 1998 and 2004 and was part of the Nigerian team that played in Women’s World Cup in 1999.

5. Desire Oparanozie

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Desire Oparanozie

A powerful striker, Oparanozie has been a key player for Nigeria in recent years. She has won the African Women’s Player of the Year award twice and helped Nigeria win the African Women’s Championship in 2014.

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6. Asisat Oshoala

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Asisat Oshoala

One of the most talented players of her generation, Oshoala burst onto the scene as a teenager and has since become a star on the international stage. She has won the African Women’s Player of the Year award four times and was part of the Nigerian team that reached the Women’s World Cup knockout stages in 2019.

7. Stella Mbachu

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Stella Mbachu

A speedy winger, Mbachu was one of the most exciting players in Nigerian women’s football during her career. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 2004 and helped Nigeria win the African Women’s Championship in 2006.

8. Rita Nwadike

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Rita Nwadike

A talented midfielder, Nwadike was a key player for Nigeria in the 1990s. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 1999 and was part of the Nigerian team that played in Women’s World Cup in 1999.

9. Sarah Michael

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Sarah Michael

A strong defender, Michael was a stalwart of the Nigerian women’s team for many years. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 2008 and helped Nigeria win the African Women’s Championship in 2010.

10. Ann Chiejine

Top 10 Nigerian Female Football Players Of All Time
Ann Chiejine

A talented goalkeeper, Chiejine was a key player for Nigeria in the 1990s and early 2000s. She won the African Women’s Player of the Year award in 2000 and was part of the Nigerian team that played in Women’s World Cup in 1999