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Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen

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Victor James Osimhen MFR (born 29 December 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team. Considered one of the best strikers in the world, as well as one of the best players in the world. He is known for his elite finishing, pace, strength and athleticism.[3][4][5][6]

Born in Nigeria, Osimhen began his senior career in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017.[7] Following a season and a half at the club, he moved to Belgian side Charleroi on loan in 2018–19, before moving to France at Lille. He made his European football debut with the French club during the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. In 2020, Osimhen transferred to Serie A club Napoli for a club-record fee of €70 million. He won the Serie A Best Young Player award in the 2021–22 season. He is the highest goalscoring African in the Serie A and currently holds the record for the most goals scored by an African in a single season.[8][9]

Osimhen won the Golden Boot award at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which Nigeria won.[10] He made his senior international debut in June 2017 and played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He is currently the fourth all-time highest goalscorer of the Nigeria national team.[11] On 29 May 2023, Osimhen was made a Member of the Federal Republic by President Muhammadu Buhari.[12]

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  • Date of Birth
    Dec 29, 1998
  • Position
    CF
  • Weight
    70kg
  • Height
    185cm

Honours & Awards

  • Italian Serie A 2023
  • Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2023
  • Serie A Golden Boot 2023
  • Serie A Team of the Season 2023
  • Serie A Young Player of the Season 2022
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