Victor Osimhen Rise To Fame

TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 19: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli applauds the fans after the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on March 19, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Victor Osimhen was relatively unknown until he scored an amazing ten goals to help Nigeria win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. Following the U-17 World Cup, Osimhen piqued the interest of English clubs including Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.

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However, shortly after being crowned CAF Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja in January 2016, he revealed his intention to pursue a professional career with Wolfsburg in Germany.

TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 19: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli applauds the fans after the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on March 19, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

He considered what the German club had to offer and the possibility of furthering his career there. Osimhen signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension until June 2020 and made his Bundesliga debut as a substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach in May 2017.

At Wolfsburg, though, the Nigerian was troubled by ailments and a lack of fitness. He was loaned out to Charleroi in Belgium after failing to fulfill his full potential at the club.

Thankfully, the Super Eagles striker blossomed at Sporting Charleroi, hitting 20 goals and earning a €12 million move to Lille.

He scored 18 goals for Lille in his debut season in France, and his performances convinced then-Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso to sign the striker. The Serie A club paid a €50 million deposit to secure his services in 2020, and the rest is history.

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The 24-year-old Nigeria Super Eagles forward has managed to establish himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the world, winning the award for the Serie A Best Striker in 2023.

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