Who are Nigeria's most successful UEFA players?

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Emmanuel Bonaventure after scoring twice at Real Madrid
Emmanuel Bonaventure after scoring twice at Real Madrid ©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances by a Nigerian player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
60: Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax, Arsenal)
59: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea)
36: Obafemi Martins (Internazionale Milano, Wolfsburg, Rubin)
35: Taye Taiwo (Marseille, AC Milan, Dynamo Kyiv)
29: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moskva, Leicester)
28: Efe Ambrose (Celtic)
26: Julius Aghahowa (Shakhtar Donetsk)
26: Atanda Ayila Yussuf (Dynamo Kyiv)
25: Chidi Odiah (Sheriff, CSKA Moskva)
21: Céléstine Babayaro (Anderlecht, Chelsea)
21: Viktor Ikpeba (Monaco, Borussia Dortmund)

Obafemi Martins: Nigeria's UEFA goal king
Obafemi Martins: Nigeria's UEFA goal king©Getty Images

Top-scoring Nigerians in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
10: Obafemi Martins (Internazionale Milano, Wolfsburg, Rubin)
7: Julius Aghahowa  (Shakhtar Donetsk)
7: Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moskva, Fenerbahçe, Olympiacos)
7: Viktor Ikpeba (Monaco, Borussia Dortmund)
7: Ayegbeni Yakubu (Maccabi Haifa)
6: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moskva, Leicester)
5: Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos)
5: Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax, Arsenal)
4: Emmanuel Bonaventure (Club Brugge)
4: Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Beer-Sheva)
4: Michael Obiku (Feyenoord, Anorthosis Famagusta)

Most appearances by a Nigerian player in UEFA club competition*
81: Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax, Internazionale Milano, Arsenal, Portsmouth)
78: Taye Taiwo (Marseille, AC Milan, Dynamo Kyiv, Bursaspor, HJK Helsinki, RoPS Rovaniemi)
70: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea, Trabzonspor)
63: Obafemi Martins (Internazionale Milano, Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Rubin, Levante)
53: Céléstine Babayaro (Anderlecht, Chelsea, Newcastle United)
52: Jay-Jay Okocha (Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton Wanderers)
51: Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United)
51: Atanda Ayila Yussuf (Dynamo Kyiv, Metalist Kharkiv)
50: Finidi George (Ajax, Real Betis, Ipswich Town, RCD Mallorca)
50: Vincent Enyeama (Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, LOSC)

Stephen Keshi with Anderlecht in 1990
Stephen Keshi with Anderlecht in 1990©Getty Images

Top-scoring Nigerians in UEFA club competition*
23: Obafemi Martins (Internazionale Milano, Newcastle United, Wolfsburg, Rubin, Levante)
15: Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United)
15: Viktor Ikpeba (RFC Liège, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund)
13: Jay-Jay Okocha (Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton Wanderers)
13: Ayegbeni Yakubu (Maccabi Haifa, Middlesbrough, Everton)
12: Michael Obiku  (Anorthosis Famagusta, Feyenoord, APOEL)
11: Joseph Akpala (Club Brugge, Kardemir Karabükspor)
10: Julius Aghahowa (Shakhtar, Kayserispor)
10: Benedict Akwuegbu (Grazer AK)
10: Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos)
10: Kehinde Fatai (Astra, Sparta Praha, Dinamo Minsk, Ufa)
10: Paul Onuachu (Midtjylland, Genk)

First Nigerian player to play in a major UEFA club competition final
Stephen Keshi (Sampdoria 2-0 Anderlecht, 1990 European Cup Winners' Cup)

Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George in 1995
Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George in 1995©Getty Images

First Nigerians to win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Finidi George & Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax 1-0 AC Milan, 1995)

Last Nigerian to win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Jon Obi Mikel (Bayern München 1-1 Chelsea, aet, Chelsea win 4-3 on pens, 2012)

Nigerians who have won a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Taribo West (Lazio 0-3 Internazionale Milano, 1998)
Chidi Odiah (Sporting CP 1-3 CSKA Moskva, 2005)

*UEFA club competitions = European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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