List of Nigerians Who Have Won The Europa League Title
As 2019/2020 Europa league season is set to end Tonight between Sevilla and Inter Milan in Germany. here are list of Nigerians who have won the competition previously known as the UEFA Cup.
Formal Super Eagle star and Chelsea winger Victor Moses remain the most successful Nigerian In the competition with two prestigious trophy. Moses is set to clinch his third Europa league trophy tonight.
5 Nigerians Who Won The Europa League
1. Victor MOSES (Chelsea, 2012/2013, 2018/2019)
Former Nigeria international Victor Moses holds the record of the only Nigerian player to have won the Europa League
twice with English Premier League side, Chelsea, in the 2012/13 and 2018/19 seasons against Arsenal.
Moses currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea, will now be gunning for his third Europa League title as Inter clash with Sevilla in
Moses Europa league stats
The 27-year old wing-back made a total of 14 appearances in Europa League totaling 850 minutes with four goals and one assist. He will likely to add more in tonight final in Germany.
2. John Mikel OBI (Chelsea, 2012/2013)
Ex Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, added the Europa League title to his array of laurels following the triumph with Chelsea.
Mikel, who is Nigeria’s second most-decorated player featured prominently as Chelsea recorded a 2-1 win over Portuguese side, Benfica in the 2013 final played at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mikel Europa league stats
Mikel made 9 Europa League appearances totaling 572
minutes without any goal in the competition.
3. Chidi ODIAH (CSKA Moscow, 2004/2005)
Former Super Eagles righ wing-back, Chidi Odiah is the second Nigerian player to win the UEFA Cup now known as the Europa League.
Odiah featured prominently for Russian top side, CSKA Moscow who went on to beat Portuguese side, Sporting CP 3-1 in the 2005 final played at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal and watched by 47,085 fans.
Odiah UEAF Cup stats
Odiah made a total of 16 UEFA Cup
appearances clocking 1,367 minutes and 1 goal.
4. Taribo WEST (Inter Milan, 1997/1998)
Former Super Eagless centre-back, Taribo West was the first Nigerian to win the UEFA Europa League formerly known as the UEFA Cup.
Taribo achieved the historic feat while starring prominently for Italian Serie A side, Inter Milan who went on to beat fellow Serie A club
Lazio 3-0 in the 1998 final played at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France.
Taribo UEFA Cup Stats
Taribo made a total of 12 UEFA Cup appearances clocking 1,034 minutes scoring 2 goals despite playing as a defender.
5. Nwankwo KANU (Inter Milan 1997/1998)
Nwankwo Kanu was a member the Inter Milan Squad that won the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) for the third time, in 1997/1998 Season.
He was teammates with compatriot, Taribo West, in that Inter team. And Papilo became the first Nigerian to win both the UEFA Cup and Champions League following his earlier bigger win with Ajax Amsterdam.
The above are 5 Nigerians who have won the competition. Stay close for more Sport updates.