Tijani BABANGIDA

Tijani Babangida - Nigeria - FIFA World Cup 1998

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 28 June 1998

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    • POSITION
      Midfielder
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 25 September 1973
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kaduna, Nigeria.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Nigeria
  • WORLD CUP
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Tijani BABANGIDA - Nigeria - FIFA World Cup 1998

The photo above shows Nigerian footballer Tijani Babangida battling for possession with
Jan Heintze during the game against Denmark at the 1998 World Cup Finals.


NIGERIA 3:2 SPAIN (1:1)
Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal, Sunday Oliseh (13.06.98 Nantes - 39,000)
Peter Rufai, Mobi Oparaku (70 Rashidi Yekini), Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu (c), Celestine Babayaro,
Finidi George, Sunday Oliseh, Jay-Jay Okocha, Garba Lawal (90 Godwin Okpara),
Victor Ikpeba (83 Tijani Babangida), Mutiu Adepoju

NIGERIA 1:0 BULGARIA (1:0) Victor Ipkeba (19.06.98 Paris, Parc des Princes - 49,000)
Peter Rufai, Taribo West, Uche Ochechukwu (c), Celestine Babayaro, Mutiu Adepoju,
Finidi George (85 Tijani Babangida), Sunday Oliseh, Jay-Jay Okocha, Garba Lawal,
Victor Ikpeba (76 Rashidi Yekini), Daniel Amokachi (67 Nwankwo Kanu)

NIGERIA 1:3 PARAGUAY (1:1) Wilson Oruma (24.06.94 Toulouse, Stade Muncipal - 34,000)
Peter Rufai, Augustine Eguavoen, Ben Iroha, Taribo West, Uche Okafor, Sunday Oliseh (46 Godwin Okpara),
Wilson Oruma (68 Finidi George), Garba Lawal, Tijani Babangida, Rashidi Yekini, Nwankwo Kanu (c)

NIGERIA 1:4 DENMARK (0:2) Tijani Babangida (28.06.98 St.Denis, Stade de France - 60,000)
Peter Rufai, Uche Ochechukwu (c), Celestine Babayaro, Taribo West, Mutiu Adepoju,
Garba Lawal (73 Tijani Babangida), Sunday Oliseh, Finidi George,
Nwankwo Kanu (65 Rashidi Yekini), Victor Ipkeba, Jay-Jay Okocha.


CLUB CAREER:

1991–1996    Roda JC    78    (26)
1991–1993     VVV-Venlo (loan)    34    (19)
1996–2003    Ajax    77    (20)
2000–2001     Gençlerbirliği (loan)    12    (2)
2001–2002     Vitesse Arnhem (loan)    14    (1)
2002–2003     Al-Ittihad (loan)    5    (0)
2003–2004    Changchun Yatai    29    (8)

Total        249    (76 goals)

NATIONAL TEAM:

1994–2004    Nigeria    36    (5 goals)