All you need to know about Victor Osimhen

IKEJA, Nigeria - Feb. 2, 2024 - PRLog -- 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, he is known for his elite finishing, pace, strength and athleticism. Osimhen's breakthrough moment came in 2015 when he led the Nigerian U-17 team to victory in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he was awarded the Golden Boot and the Silver Ball. This performance caught the attention of various European clubs, and he eventually signed for Wolfsburg in Germany in 2017.

Despite struggling at Wolfsburg, he found his footing during a loan spell at Charleroi in Belgium, scoring 20 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions. His exploits took him to Lille in 2019 before eventually being snapped up by Napoli in 2020 for €70 million. Osimhen has also represented the Nigerian national team at various levels, making his debut for the senior team in 2017. He has since established himself as a key player for the Super Eagles, scoring several crucial goals in their qualification campaigns for major tournaments

Victor Osimhen is known for his physical strength, pace, and clinical finishing, which makes him a nightmare for opposition defenders. He is also proficient in the air and possesses excellent dribbling and ball control skills, making him a complete striker. Since making his debut for the senior team in 2017, Osimhen has gone on to score 15 goals in his 23 appearances for the Super Eagles. His tally puts him in ninth position in the country's all-time top goal scorers list with the best goal-per-game ratio (0.68) of all players in the top 10. Among active players, he is just one goal behind Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo (both on 16) in the list.

Osimhen is powering Napoli to the apex of Italian football with his goals this season. His tally of 21 goals is the highest in the league so far and form a whopping 32.8 percent of the team's total tally of goals in Serie A. He has also scored four goals in the UEFA Champions League.

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