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The Atlanta 96 Nigeria squad AKA The ‘Dream Team’ will forever be in our hearts. They remain the only side that ever won the Olympic Gold medal in football for Nigeria.

All thanks to Jo Bonfrere, who was the coach that led the Atlanta 1996 Nigeria squad while Nwankwo Kanu was the captain.

Some of these players were recruited from Nigeria Super Eagles USA 94 squad and at the end of the competition, some of them graduated into the Nigeria 1998 World Cup team.

The age-grade tournament was hosted in the United States of America in Atlanta in 1996.

See all the participating teams at the 1996 Olympic Football Tournaments in Atlanta that was held on July 20 and finished on August 3.

Football teams 1996 Summer Olympics

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. France
  5. Ghana
  6. Hungary
  7. Italy
  8. Japan
  9. Korea Republic
  10. Mexico
  11. Nigeria
  12. Portugal
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Spain
  15. Tunisia
  16. USA

Atlanta 1996 Football Results & Scores

Atlanta 1996 Football Group Results For Nigeria’s Group D

Sunday 21/07/1996
FTNigeria U231 – 0Hungary U23
FTJapan U231 – 0Brazil U23
Tuesday 23/07/1996
FTBrazil U233 – 1Hungary U23
FTNigeria U232 – 0Japan U23
Thursday 25/07/1996
FTJapan U233 – 2Hungary U23
FTBrazil U231 – 0Nigeria U23

QUARTER-FINALS

Saturday 27/07/1996
FTFrance U231 – 2Portugal U23
FTArgentina U234 – 0Spain U23
Sunday 28/07/1996
FTMexico U230 – 2Nigeria U23
FTBrazil U234 – 2Ghana U23

SEMI-FINALS

Tuesday 30/07/1996
FTArgentina U232 – 0Portugal U23
Wednesday 31/07/1996
FTNigeria U234 – 3Brazil U23

Nigeria vs Brazil 1996 Video Highlights

Nigeria Vs Brazil 1996 Highlights Video

3RD PLACE FINAL

Friday 02/08/1996
FTBrazil U235 – 0Portugal U23

FINAL

Saturday 03/08/1996
FTNigeria U233 – 2Argentina U23

Atlanta 1996 Nigeria Vs Argentina Video Highlights

Atlanta 1996 Final Highlights

See the lineup of every Nigeria match at the 1996 Olympics football game below.

1996 Nigeria Vs. Hungary Lineup (1 – 0)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Uche Okechukwu; Mobi Obaraku; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro

Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scorer: Kanu (77″).

1996 Nigeria Vs. Japan Lineup (2 – 0)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro

Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scores: Babangida (82″), Okocha (89″) via penalty.

Brazil Vs. Nigeria 1996 Squad (1 – 0)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Abiodun Obafemi; Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West

Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scorer: Ronaldo (30″).

Mexico vs. Nigeria Atlanta 96 Lineup (0 – 2)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro

Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scores: Okocha (20″), Babayaro (85″).

Nigeria Vs. Brazil Olympic 1996 Lineup (4 – 3)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro

Midfielders: Emmanuel Amunike; Garba Lawal; Jay-Jay Okocha

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scores (Nigeria): Roberto Carlos – Own Goal (20″), Ikpeba (78″), Kanu (90″), and Kanu (93″).

Goal Scores (Brazil): Flavio Conceicao (2″), Bebeto (27″), Flavio Conceicao (37″).

Nigeria Vs. Argentina 1996 Lineup (Final) (3 – 2)

Goalkeeper: Joseph Dosu

Defenders: Mobi Obaraku; Uche Okechukwu; Taribo West; Celestine Babayaro

Midfielders: Jay-Jay Okocha; Sunday Oliseh

Forwards: Daniel Amokachi; Tijana Babangida; Victor Ikpeba; Nwankwo Kanu

Goal Scorers (Nigeria): Babayaro (28″), Amokachi (74″), Amunike (89″).

Goal Scorers (Argentina): Claudio Lopez (3″), Hernan Crespo (49″) via penalty.

List Of Nigerian Football Players In Atlanta 1996

PositionPlayersClubDOB
GoalkeepersEmmanuel BabayaroPlateau United, Nigeria12/26/1976
Abiodun BaruwaShooting Stars FC, Nigeria11/16/1974
Joseph DosuAC Reggiana, Italy6/19/1973
Defenders
Celestine BabayaroRSC Anderlecht, Belgium8/29/1978
Patrick Ndah11/20/1973
King Obie11/12/1974
Uche OkechukwuFenerbahçe, Turkey9/27/1967
Mobi OparakuKFC Turnhout, Belgium12/1/1976
Taribo WestAJ Auxerre, France3/26/1974
Midfielders
Teslim FatusiServette Genève, Switzerland9/17/1977
Garba LawalEspérance de Tunis, Tunisia5/22/1974
Abiodun ObafemiFortuna Düsseldorf, Germany12/25/1973
Jay Jay OkochaFenerbahçe, Turkey8/14/1973
Sunday Oliseh1. FC Köln, Germany9/14/1974
Wilson OrumaAS Nancy, France12/30/1976
Forwards
Jonathan AkpoborieHansa Rostock, Germany10/20/1968
Daniel AmokachiBeşiktaş, Turkey12/30/1972
Emmanuel AmunikeSporting CP, Portugal12/25/1970
Tijjani BabangidaAFC Ajax, Netherlands9/25/1973
Victor IkpebaAS Monaco, France6/12/1973
Nwankwo KanuInter, Italy8/1/1976
Pascal OnyaShooting Stars FC, Nigeria12/24/1974
Manager
Jo Bonfrere6/15/1946

This article was updated 3 months ago

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