Nigeria ranked 10th in EPL goals record

Nigeria ranked 10th in EPL goals record
January 02 21:18 2018

Nigeria has once again showed she is one of the greatest footballing nations in the world with a respectable 10th position on the table of top scoring nationals in the history of the English Premier League.

When the nations of the world were ranked according to the goals their nationals have scored in the EPL on Tuesday, Nigeria ranked 10th with 471 goals as at the end of 2017.

Apart from the country’s leading all other African countries on the list, Nigeria also made the list ahead of top footballing countries like Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Germany.

The list, which was compiled by the PremiereLeague.com was expectedly topped by England with 10,826 goals. France are in second place with 1,477 goals while the Republic of Ireland came in the third position with 945 goals.

Scotland followed with 942 goals and with Netherland’s 904 goals, they complete the top five of goalscoring nations.

Coming in 14th globally and second among African countries were Ivory Coast with 321, followed closely at number 15 by Senegal with 314.

Burundi (for whom Gael Bigirimana scored ), Estonia, Gambia, Sierra Leone and St Kitts and Nevis hit the back of the net the least with one goal each.

Ragnar Klavan had in the game against Burnley on Monday made Estonia the 97th nation to have a player score in the Premier League.

The Full Table

Nation Goals Nation Goals
England 10,826 Egypt 60
France 1,477 Peru 55
Republic of Ireland 945 Mexico 54
Scotland 942 Bosnia & Herzegovina 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 & Tobago 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