Victor Osimhen stats shows he is one of the most successful strikers in the football world and has proven this beyond a reasonable doubt. The Napoli star grew up looking up to one of the world’s football legends, Didier Drogba and he’s among the few African players who have managed to live his football dream of playing in Europe. As an inspiration to so many young talented footballers, we look at the exciting journey of Victor Osimhen.
Victor Osimhen Bio
Victor Osimhen, born Victor James Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for a Serie A Club and Nigerian National Team well known as Super Eagles. The Nigerian native was born in Lagos Nigeria but grew up in Olusosun. However, his parents are from Edo State.
His journey to success began in his native country, Nigeria where he joined Ultimate Strikers Academy before he landed an opportunity to play in Germany after exhibiting impressive performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup where Super Eagles won. His career outside Nigeria began in 2017 when he joined VfL Wolfsburg.
After one season and a half he moved to Charleroi in Belgium but on loan in 2018. In the summer of 2019, Osimhen was signed by Lille OSC of Ligue 1 in France. He had a breakthrough season with the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 6 assists in 38 appearances.
Following his stunning performance he caught the attention of different top European clubs. In August 2020, he signed with Serie A giants in Italy, S.S.C. Napoli in a transfer deal worth, €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons. This made him one of the most expensive African players.
Internationally he plays for the Nigerian National team and has been a key player on the Nigerian national team. He has made several appearances for the Super Eagles and was a part of the squad that won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He has also been named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 World Cup qualification campaign.
Victor Osimhen Stats
Despite being one of the most expensive players in Africa, Victor is also one of the most promising young strikers in the world. At his age, the stats are in his favor and the numbers on the board don’t lie. In his professional career, Osimhen has played for five teams and in every team, he has played for the result have been solid.
While starting his journey, at VfL he only made 14 appearances but was sent on loan and he never got the opportunity to score a goal. When he moved to Charleroi he made 25 appearances and scored 12 goals almost half of his appearances. His presence at Lille saw him play 27 games, scoring 13 goals in these appearances which were quite impressive.
Osimhen established his name as a full-package striker when he joined Napoli following his string of impressive performances. In his two full seasons with Napoli, the Nigerian star has mage 69 appearances scoring 41 goals in more than half of his appearances.
As of February 2023, Osimhen is 24 years old and will turn 25 on December 29th.
As of 2022, Victor was standing as one of the most expensive strikers in the world. His market value according to transfermarket.com is a 70million Euros
The African son is one of the highest-paid Serie A players earning £93,000 per week and £4,836,000 per year.
Being the highest-paid player he’s also one of the richest African players with a net worth of £18,434,000.