Victor Osimhen Biography
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Victor Osimhen (born December 29, 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team. Known for his speed, agility, and goal-scoring ability, Osimhen has become a valuable asset to his teams.
|Full Name||Victor Osimhen|
|Born||December 29, 1998 (age 24)|
|Education||Ultimate Strikers Academy|
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Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Victor Osimhen grew up in a football-loving family. His passion for the sport began at a young age, playing street football in his neighborhood. To further develop his skills, Osimhen eventually joined the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos.
- Osimhen’s professional club career started at the Nigerian club Ultimate Strikers Academy. His impressive performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards, brought him to international attention.
- In January 2016, Osimhen signed with German club VfL Wolfsburg. He made his Bundesliga debut in May 2017. Hindered by injuries and limited opportunities, he struggled to find form at Wolfsburg.
- In August 2018, Osimhen joined Belgian side Sporting Charleroi on a season-long loan. His form improved, scoring 20 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions. Following this successful stint, he signed with Fren ch Ligue 1 club Lille OSC in July 2019. At Lille, Osimhen continued his upward trajectory, netting 18 goals in 38 appearances during the 2019-2020 season.
- In September 2020, Osimhen transferred to Italian Serie A club Napoli for a reported fee of €70 million, making him the most expensive African player at the time. Since joining Napoli, Osimhen has been a crucial player for the team, displaying his goal-scoring prowess and versatility on the field.
Osimhen made his debut for the Nigeria national team in June 2017. He has since become a key player for the Super Eagles, representing Nigeria in various competitions, including the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers. As of September 2021, Osimhen has scored six goals in 16 appearances for Nigeria.
Family plays a significant role in Osimhen’s life and career, offering support and motivation. He has often credited his parents and siblings for inspiring him to pursue his dreams and overcome challenges.