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Ballon dOr: Why Victor Osimhen Could Be The First Nigerian To Win The World's Best Award

The Nigerian goal scorer has been in extraordinary form this campaign, however, the awareness remains that the player is not near being the best he can be.

The Napoli attacker has been the best footballer in the Italian Serie A so far this season.

But how extensively is he to win the esteemed Ballon d’Or award as the best footballer in the world imminently?

The Nigerian international excellent form in Serie A indicates that Manchester United’s Erling Haaland and PSG's Kylian Mbappe are no longer the only heirs to take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo regular winners of the award.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi won 11 of the last 14 Ballon d’Or awards, but both football idols will likely not be in the race in the future with age no longer on their sides.

Manchester City's goal machine Erling Haaland and PSG's Kylian Mbappe are the two youngsters already in contention as world-class.

Barcelona’s Pedri and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford may have lately been acquainted with the discussion of future winners of Ballon d’Or awards.

Is Victor Osimhen now a world-class star?

But Victor Osimhen’s extraordinary exploits in the Serie A top flight this season imply that a new superstar has been raised into that sacred class.

The Nigerian attacker is without not match at the top of Serie A’s goalscorer board, with 19 goals in 20 appearances, the most he has ever scored in his professional career.

In bagging a goal in his latest attack in Napoli’s 2-0 win over Empoli at the weekend, Victor Osimhen struck his 101st professional goal, which he achieved in 198 games.

Extremely, that is faster than it took Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi, and Ibrahimovic to reach their first 100th of goals.

Earning the Ballon d’Or award and coming to be the first Nigerian, though, will impose more than just bagging goals. It also pertains to winning trophies.

Fortunately for the Nigerian, he is leading Napoli’s attack for a first Serie A Victory in over thirty years while the team is performing competently in the UEFA Champions League.

If Victor Osimhen managed to win the Serie A league title, and Napoli enters the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League, it will not take long before the goal scorer becomes the first African player to win the Ballon d’Or award since the legendary Liberian attack, George Weah won it in 1995.

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