Iwobi, Ameobi, Kanu And The 10 Most Capped Nigerians In Premier League History

Iwobi, Ameobi, Kanu And The 10 Most Capped Nigerians In Premier League History

Iwobi equals Ekoku in Premier League ranks

Alex Iwobi was named in Everton’s starting XI for Saturday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa.

In the process, he made his 160th English top-flight appearance, which saw him equal former Norwich City star Efan Ekoku.

This also means that the former Arsenal player is now among the top 10 most capped Nigerians in the history of the English elite division.

Who are the other nine? Sportdaylight lists them out in this piece.

Shola Ameobi

Number of Premier League appearances – 298

First EPL Cap –  Newcastle United vs Chelsea on September 9, 2000

Last EPL Cap – Stoke City vs Crystal Palace on March 21, 2015

EPL teams represented: Newcastle United, Crystal Palace

Number of Goals: 43
Number of Wins: 105
Number of Losses: 116
Achievement(s) with EPL team: Uefa Intertoto Cup: 2006

Nwankwo Kanu

Number of Premier League appearances – 273
First EPL Cap – Arsenalvs Leicester City on July 8, 1999
Last EPL Cap – Portsmouthvs Aston Villa on April 18, 2010
EPL teams represented: Arsenal, Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion
Number of Goals: 54
Number of Wins: 113
Number of Losses: 85
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Arsenal – Two Premier Leagues, Two FA Cups, One FA Community Shield. Portsmouth: One FA Cup

Yakubu Ayegbeni

Number of Premier League appearances –252
First Cap – Portsmouth vs Aston Villa on August 16, 2003
Last Cap – Chelsea vs Blackburn Rovers on May 13, 2012
EPL team represented: Portsmouth, Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough
Number of Goals: 95
Number of Wins: 79
Number of Losses: 108
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Nil

John Obi Mikel

Number of Premier League appearances – 249
First EPL Cap – Chelsea vs Manchester City on August 20, 2006
Last EPL Cap – Sunderland vs Chelsea on May 7, 2016
EPL team represented: Chelsea
Number of Goals: 1
Number of Wins: 149
Number of Losses: 41
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Two Premier Leagues, One Champions League, Three FA Cups, One Europa League

 

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Joseph Yobo

Number of Premier League appearances – 228
First EPL Cap – Everton vs TottenhamHotspur on August 17, 2002
Last EPL Cap – Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion on April 5, 2014
EPL teams represented: Everton, Norwich City
Number of Goals: 8
Number of Wins: 91
Number of Losses: 84
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Played every minute in 2006–07 season

Victor Moses

Number of Premier League appearances – 220
First EPL Cap – Wigan vs Bolton on February 12, 2010
Last EPL Cap – Chelsea vs Liverpool on September 9, 2018
EPL team represented: Chelsea, West Ham United, Stoke City, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic
Number of Goals: 20
Number of Wins: 103
Number of Losses: 65
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Chelsea: One Premier League title, One FA Cup, Two Europa Leagues, PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: November 2016

Victor Anichebe

Number of Premier League appearances – 204
First EPL Cap – Everton vs Birmingham City on April 22, 2006
Last EPL Cap – Sunderland vs Swansea on May 13, 2017
EPL team represented: Everton, West Brom, Sunderland
Number of Goals: 26
Number of Wins: 70
Number of Losses: 71
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Nil

Celestine Babayaro

Number of Premier League appearances – 179
First EPL Cap – Coventry vs Chelsea on September 8, 1997
Last EPL Cap – Watford vs Newcastle United on May 13, 2007
EPL teams represented: Chelsea, Newcastle United
Number of Goals: 5
Number of Wins: 88
Number of Losses: 46
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Chelsea – One Premier League, One FA Charity Shield, One FA Cup, One Uefa Super Cup

Efan Ekoku

Number of Premier League appearances – 160
First EPL Cap – Norwich City vs Arsenal on March 3, 1993
Last EPL Cap – Wimbledon vs Liverpool on May 16, 1999
EPL team represented: Norwich City, Wimbledon
Number of Goals: 52
Number of Wins: 55
Number of Losses: 50
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: NorwichCity F.C. Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee

AlexIwobi

Number of Premier League appearances – 160
First EPL Cap – Manchester City vs Arsenal on October 10, 2015
Last EPL Cap – Still Active
EPL team represented: Arsenal, Everton
Number of Goals: 13
Number of Wins: 74
Number of Losses: 51
Achievement(s) with EPL teams: Arsenal – One FA Cup, Two FA Community Shield

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