Victor Osimhen Wins Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year Award


Victor Osimhen, the talented forward for both the Super Eagles and Napoli, has been named the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year. This prestigious award comes as recognition for Osimhen’s outstanding performances throughout the 2022-23 season, leading Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years.


Victory in Serie A:


Osimhen’s exceptional contributions on the pitch played a pivotal role in Napoli’s success. With an impressive tally of 26 goals, he showcased his prowess and skill, becoming the driving force behind the team’s triumph. The 24-year-old’s ability to find the back of the net consistently impressed not only fans but also professionals in the footballing world.


Acknowledgment from Peers:


Osimhen’s remarkable achievements did not go unnoticed, as he was selected as part of the Serie A team of the year. Alongside esteemed players such as Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen stood out for his contributions to the game.


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International Recognition:


The Nigerian forward’s exceptional performances earned him significant recognition beyond Italy. Landing at eighth place in the prestigious 2023 Ballon d’Or rankings, Osimhen’s talents were acknowledged on a global scale. Furthermore, his remarkable skills have placed him among the nominees for the FIFA Best Awards and the Globe Soccer Award.


CAF Awards Nomination:


Adding to his list of accolades, Osimhen is one of the ten finalists for the upcoming 2023 CAF Awards, scheduled to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on December 11. This nomination further solidifies his status as one of Africa’s most outstanding football talents.


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Victor Osimhen’s journey from Nigeria to the pinnacle of Italian football has been nothing short of spectacular. His contributions not only helped Napoli secure the Serie A title but also gained him international acclaim. As the winner of the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year award, Osimhen continues to shine as a true star both on and off the field.






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