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Thursday, January 4, 2018

EPL: Nigeria ranks highest-scoring African country in history [See full list]


The English Premier League (EPL) yesterday conducted a ranking of all countries according to the goals scored by players from such countries.

According to the official website (https://www.premierleague.com/), Nigeria was ranked as the highest-scoring African country since the league was founded in the year 1992.

The West African country that bags a total of 471 goals, is also among the top ten that includes the likes of England, France and Spain.

The top five contributors to the 471 goals for Nigeria are Yakubu Aiyegbeni (95 goals), Nwankwo Kanu (54 goals), Efan Ekoku (52 goals), Shola Ameobi (43) and Osaze Odemwingie (36 goals).

See full lists of countries with highest goals scored in the EPL:

Nations Goals
Nations Goals
England 10,826
Egypt 60
France 1,477
Peru 55
Ireland 945
Mexico 54
Scotland 942
Bosnia 52
Netherlands 904
Greece 52
Wales 898
Slovakia 47
Spain 673
Ecuador 45
Norway 510
Switzerland 44
Belgium 476
Latvia 43
Nigeria 471
Romania 43
Argentina 420
Grenada 37
Italy 414
Montserrat 36
Brazil 366
Benin 35
Ivory Coast 321
Japan 31
Senegal 314
Paraguay
31
Jamaica 270
Guyana
28
Germany 268
Ukraine 24
Australia 264
Hungary
21
N Ireland 237 Venezuela 21
Denmark 236
New Zealand 20
Sweden 221
Congo
18
Portugal           211
Georgia
17
Trinidad 178
Bermuda 13
Iceland 171
Barbados
12
Uruguay 168
Guinea 12
Croatia 163
Tunisia
12
USA 156
Montenegro 10
Serbia 150
Gibraltar
9
Bulgaria 135
Belarus 8
Colombia 123
Kenya
8
Czech Rep 122
Curaçao 7
Finland 107
Iran
7
Russia 104
Liberia
7
Ghana 100
Honduras 6
S Africa 98 Armenia 5
Togo 97
Gabon
5
Cameroon 95
China 4
Austria 89 Macedonia 4
Morocco 79
Antigua and Barbuda 3
Chile 78
Slovenia
3
Congo DR 77
Angola 2
Turkey 75
Burkina Faso 2
Israel 72
Poland 2
S Korea 72
Burundi
1
Algeria 66
Estonia
1
Mali 66
Gambia
1
Canada 64
Sierra Leone 1
Costa Rica 63
St Kitts and Nevis 1
Zimbabwe 61

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