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By Vitalisblog | Opera News Nigeria
Published 1 months ago - 380 views

Nigerian have produced great players and still have good footballers in the recent times but Victor Oshimhen is very exceptional. His goal scoring ability is very unique and all players Nigeria has ever produced.

Victor James Osimhen (born 29 December 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team. Known for his composure and finishing, he is widely regarded as one of the best and most in-demand African footballers. Osimhen was named to the squad of the Nigeria under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where Osimhen won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards. His performances also earned him the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015. Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017.

Nigeria has produced some of the biggest and most talented footballers to ever played the game in Europe. Beginning in the 90s, football has been a path to riches for poor Nigerian boys like never before. Nigerian footballers like Nwankwo Kanu, Jay Jay Okocha, Finidi George, and a number of others left the Nigerian league for top European teams, where they went on to achieve greatness and immense wealth.

But in this recent times Victor Osimhen has proven to the most expensive player Africa and Nigeria have ever produced.

Osimhen put pen to paper on a long awaited deal to Italian Series A club, Napoli in this years transfer summer break. The mega deal came on because of his successful season with French Ligue 1 club, LOSC Lille Metropolé. Osimhen joined Lille at the start of the 2019/2020 season and scored 18 goals while also picking up the club’s Player of the Year award. The 21 year old former Eaglets star comfortably sits at No.1 in Africa. He won the best African Ligue 1 player of the year.

He was moved from Lille to Napoli on a transfer fee of €81.3M making him to first African and Nigeria play to clinch that amount.

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