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  • Updated: September 14, 2023

Osimhen Shortlisted For 2023 Best FIFA Football Awards

Osimhen Shortlisted For 2023 Best FIFA Football Awards

Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has been shortlisted for the 2023 FIFA Best Player award, just a few days after he was nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

FIFA revealed the nominees list on Thursday, with Osimhen being the only African and the first Nigerian to make the cut for the men’s category of the award.

The nomination of the 24-year-old places him in competition with Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, and Kylian Mbappe.

Other nominees include Julian Alvarez, Marcelo Brozovic, İlkay Gundogan, Rodri, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Declan Rice and Bernardo Silva.

Osimhen earned his nomination after a successful campaign with Napoli last season, helping the Partenopei clinch their first Italian Scudetto in 33 years and scoring an impressive 26 goals in Serie A league matches to claim the gong for the Best Striker in Serie A.

He also helped Napoli reach the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League and was instrumental as the Super Eagles qualified for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

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