Victor Osimhen is the star player for both the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Serie A side Napoli
Victor Osimhen Background
Victor Osimhen is a 23-year-old Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A side Napoli at the club level and for the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the international level.
He is famous for his pace, work rate, and aerial abilities.
After being noticed for his performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Victor Osimhen was scouted by the German club VfL Wolfsburg, who gave him his first professional contract in January 2017.
Victor Osimhen is Napoli’s record-signing and one of the most priced African footballers.
Victor Osimhen has played for a number of clubs in Europe, including four-time League 1 champions Lille OSC. He is also paving his way to greatness with the Nigerian National team, already becoming one of the Super Eagles’ highest goal scorers of all time.
|Full Name||Victor James Osimhen|
|Date of birth||23 years old|
|place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Age||23 years old|
|Height||6 ft 1 inches|
|Parents||Father – Elder Patrick Osimhen (Late), Mother – (Late)|
|Net Worth||$13.5 Million|
Victor Osimhen Age
Victor Osimhen is 23 years old.
Victor Osimhen Career
Victor Osimhen’s career at the Ultimate Stikers Football Academy where he had a successful trial.
Soon after, he was invited by coach Emmanuel Amuneke, to represent his Nigeria’s U-17 team. Victor Osimhen was played a key role in helping the team qualify for the U-17 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Chile.
Victor Osimhen had a bright start to the tournament as he scored two goals on this debut. This victory caused him to win millions of hearts, including those of European scouts around the world.
Victor Osimhen FIFA U15 World Cup
Eventually, Victor helped the Golden Eaglets win the trophy at the FIFA World Cup in Chile and also received the award for the highest goal scorer after scoring 10 goals.
Osimhen also won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball. He was named the 2015 African Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja, in January 2016. Shortly after, he announced that he would be pursuing his professional career with the German Bundesliga club, Wolfsburg.
Osimhen signed a three-and-a-half-year pre-contract deal until June 2020 and made his debut in the German top-flight in May 2017.
Victor Osimhen at Wolfsburg
Four months after making his Bundesliga debut, Victor sustained a shoulder injury, for which he had to undergo surgery, bringing his first season to a premature end.
After the successful surgery, Osimhen fell sick, and this made him miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Osimhen regained his health after about two painful seasons. The inconsistency in exercising due to injury and sickness made him fail to score any goal for Wolfsburg, thereby ruining his career in Germany.
Moving on, Osimhen attended summer trials with Belgian clubs Zulte Waregem and Club Brugge. Unfortunately, neither of the clubs took him because of his poor physical condition.
However, in August 2018, Belgian club Charleroi accepted him on a season-long loan deal and Osimhen finally scored his first goal in his full debut for the club on September 22.
He went on to score 20 goals in 36 games on the Belgian side. After dominating Belgium, Osimhen made an upward move to France in July 2019, signing for Lille OSC.
Osimhen had a breakthrough season with Lille before his big-money move to Napoli
The outstanding striker experienced a meteoric rise to prominence after that move, establishing himself as one of the best young strikers in the league, scoring 13 goals in 27 appearances for the French side.
In the summer of 2020, Serie A club Napoli announced the signing of Osimhen, for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.
Since his move to Napoli, Osimhen has managed to cement his place among the great young strikers in world football, becoming the club’s undisputed talisman after just two seasons in Italy.
Victor Osimhen is one of the highest-paid players at Napoli
He earns around £5,824,000 per year, courtesy of his £112,000 weekly package.
His current contract with Napoli will expire in 2025.
Victor Osimhen Net Worth
Victor is one of the richest Super Eagles stars, having played top-flight European football for over a decade. He has a net worth of about £13.59m.
Victor Osimhen FIFA 22 Rating
Victor Osimhen has a FIFA 22 rating of 80 with a potential of 88. His position stated as a striker for Napoli. His stand-out ability is his Pace for which he is rated 88.
Victor Osimhen FIFA 22 OPR
He is also awarded 81 for Physicality, 80 for Shooting and 75 for Dribbling, making him one of the highest-rated Super Eagles players in the game. His workrates are High / Medium.
Victor Osimhen PES 22 Rating
On PES 22, Victor Osimhen has a rating of 84 with a potential of 92, playing as a strikers.
Victor Osimhen PES 22
The Super Eagles forward has a playing style of ‘goal poacher’. He is rated highly in Physicality(80) , Speed(84) and Acceleration(82)
Victor Osimhen Social Media
Victor Osimhen is one of the most active Nigerian athletes on social media. He regularly posts memes, training photos and shows off some of the most exotic designer outfits he owns. You can follow him here:
Instagram handle @victorosimhen9
Victor Osimhen Super Eagles Career
Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on June 1, 2017. He missed Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign after his inconsistent season at Wolfsburg due to health concerns.
Following a successful start to his loan spell at Charleroi, he was recalled by Gernot Rohr for the November 2018 international break, starting their friendly win over Uganda.
In March 2019, Osimhen was released from the Super Eagles squad to represent the Nigerian U23 side as they were two goals down against their Libyan opponent. He scored three goals in the return match against Libya in Asaba, Delta State.
Osimhen was listed in Coach Gernot Rohr’s 25-man provisional list for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt and was further listed in the final list for the tournament.
Victor Osimhen was in imperious form for Nigeria against Sao Tome
Osimhen failed to appear for the Super Eagles in the 2021 edition of the AFCON, due to controversy with his club, Napoli, who allegedly held him back due to Covid.
Since then, he has returned to the Super Eagles and recently scored four goals in Nigeria’s 10-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe at the Stade Adrar Stadium in their AFCON 2023 qualifiers. His four goals, was his 15th strike in 22 appearances for the Super Eagles and is 12 goals behind Nigeria’s all-time top scorer Rasheed Yekini.
Victor Osimhen Transfer News
Victor Osimhen currently plays for Napoli but has continued to be linked with a move away from Italy this summer with Premier League as well as Bundesliga clubs very hot on his heels.