10 Most Popular Nigerian Football Clubs in History

10 Most Popular Nigerian Football Clubs in History

Nigeria professional football league is one of the best leagues in Africa because of its fans’ attraction and the number of clubs the league houses.

10 Most Popular Nigerian Football Clubs in History

This article will discuss the top 5 football clubs in Nigeria and a brief history about them.

5. BENDEL INSURANCE F.C

Bendel Insurance FC
Full name Bendel Insurance Football Club
Nickname(s) Vipers, The Benin Arsenal
Founded 1972
Ground Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium
Benin City, Nigeria
Capacity 20,000
Chairman Julius Ihonvbere

4. SHOOTING STARS SPORTS CLUB

Full name Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC)
Nickname(s) Oluyole Warriors
Founded 1950s (As WNDC Ibadan)
Ground Lekan Salami Stadium
Capacity 10,000
Chairman Hon. Busari Gbolagade
Manager Rasheed Balogun
League Nigeria Professional Football League

3. RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB

Full name Enugu Rangers International Football Club
Nickname(s) Flying Antelopes
Founded 1970; 52 years ago
Ground Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Capacity 22,000
Chairman Davidson Owumi

2. KANO PILLARS FC

Full name Kano Pillars Football Club
Nickname(s) Sai Masu Gida
Founded 1990; 32 years ago
Ground Sani Abacha Stadium
Kano
Capacity 16,000
Chairman Alhaji Surajo Yahaya Jambul
Manager Ibrahim A. Musa
League Nigeria Professional Football League
2020–21 Nigeria Professional Football League, 6th of 20

1. ENYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB

Full name Enyimba Football Club
Nickname(s) Peoples’ Elephant, The Aba Warriors
Founded 1976; 46 years ago
Ground Enyimba International Stadium
Aba, Abia, Nigeria
Capacity 16,000
Owner Abia State Government

These clubs as discussed are some of the top clubs Nigeria based on history, trophies won and general ratings.

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