Former Super Eagles winger and Ajax legend Finidi George was ranked as the third-best player at the 1994 USA-hosted World Cup by data companies Sofascore and Opta.
Recall that Finidi, who is the current Super Eagles assistant coach, played a major role as Nigeria took the world by storm in the country’s first-ever appearance at the world’s biggest football competition.
Nigeria arrived in America as the reigning African champions and stunned many to dominate the group which included Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece.
The three-time African champions opened their campaign with a win against Bulgaria with the late Rashidi Yekini scoring the country’s first-ever World Cup goal thanks to a fine assist from Finidi.
In a stat published by the renowned data companies, Finidi’s exploits earned him a rating of 7.88 – the third best in the tournament.
Only Romanian great Gheorghe Hagi (8.00) and Swedish icon Kennet Andersson (7.89) were rated higher than Finidi in USA ’94.
French ace Florin Raducioiu (7.88) and legendary Brazilian captain Dunga (7.84) complete the top five.