Victor Osimhen is a soccer player for Napoli and Nigeria. He is a forward.

Lagos-born Osimhen moved to Europe shortly after his 18th birthday, after impressing at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, joining German club Wolfsburg where he spent two seasons, including one on loan in Belgium with Charleroi.

Osimhen netted 20 times in the 2018-19 season with Charleroi, prompting a move to French club Lille in July 2019, going on to win Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September 2019. He won the club’s Player of the Season gong, going on to seal a big-money move to Serie A club Napoli in July 2020. Napoli signed him for a club-record fee of 70m euros, which makes him the most expensive African player to date.

Team 40 ssc napoli SSC Napoli
Position Forward
Height / weight 1.85 m / 78 kg
Born 29 Dec 1998
Nationality Nigeria Nigeria
Team History
40 ssc napoli SSC Napoli 2020 - present
351 lille osc Lille 2019 - 2020
127 vfl wolfsburg Wolfsburg 2017 - 2019
334 charleroi Charleroi 2018 - 2019

Osimhen hasn’t been overly prolific in Italy, netting 10 and 18 goals in his first two seasons, but his ability to set up others in attack has made him a key player. He won Serie A’s 2021-22 Best Young Player award.

He has also been capped by Nigeria, helping the side to third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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