Victor James Osimhen (born December 29, 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team.
The Nigerian lethal striker best known for his athleticism, strength, finishing and pace is also considered as one of the best strikers in the world after finishing 8th in the Balon D’or ranking 2023 well and the current winner of the CAF Best men players of the year award.
|Victor James Osimhen
|Date of Birth
|29 December 1998
|Place of Birth
Victor James Osimhen was born in Lagos, to his parents from Edo State. The talented striker grew up in the Olusosun area in Oregun/Ojota of Lagos State. At a very young age, Osimhen has always idolized Didier Drogba.
Osimhen began his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. His rise to fame began after his superb performance at 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. VfL Wolfsburg picked up great interest in him and officially signed him in January 2017.
In the World Cup U-17 (of which Nigeria won), he also won the Golden boot award. After a season and half, he went to Charleroi on loan in 2018-19 before his sudden move to Lille as he was deemed promising after an incredible stat.
2020 was another great year for Osimhen as he moved to Napoli for a club record fee of €70 million, winning the Serie A Best young player award in 2021 and went on to clinch the club’s first Series A title in over 33 years.
He was included in the top 10 best player for the Ballon d’Or award at Paris, cementing his spot at number 8. On the 11 December 2023, Osimhen became the first Nigerian Player since the legendary Kanu Nwankwo in 1999 (24 years earlier) to win the CAF Best male player of the year.
Victor Osimhen Net Worth
Victor Osimhen is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million and an whooping market value of about €130m.
Victor Osimhen shares an incredible love story with a German lady called Stefanie Kim Ladewig. Stefanie was a cheerleader at Wolfsburg which is where Osimhen met her.
There are no official report on when’s they began their relationship, but the pairs have been together and have both welcome a daughter which they both named Hailey.