Victor Osimhen Biography, Net Worth, Records & Achievements

Starlyon King
By Starlyon King
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Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian-born football player who plays for the Italian club SSC Napoli and the Nigerian national team.

Victor Osimhen Profile Summary

  • Full name: Victor James Osimhen
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 29th December 1998
  • Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Current Club: SSC Napoli
  • Role: Forward
  • Religion: Christian
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Father’s name: Patrick Osimhen
  • Number of siblings: 7
  • Relationship status: Dating Stephanie Ladewig
  • Net Worth: $2.5 million

Victor Osimhen Biography

Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Nigeria National Football Team and SSC Napoli. Osimhen was born on 29th December 1998 in Lagos.

Victor Osimhen started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. In January 2016,

After the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Osimhen signed a pre-contract with VLF Wolfsburg, which stated he would join in 2017. On 2 May, Osimhen underwent shoulder surgery, ending his season with 12 appearances in the German Bundesliga.

On 22 August 2018, Osimhen joined Belgian club Charleroi on a season-long loan deal. He had failed to score in any of his 16 appearances with Wolfsburg.

After a successful time with Charleroi, playing 36 games and scoring 20 goals, the Belgian side activated their option to acquire Osimhen following his amazing performances while on loan.

On his debut, he scored a brace in a 2–1 win against Nantes.

Victor Osimhen finished the season as Lille’s top scorer, scoring 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 matches, and 18 goals across all competitions.

On July 31, 2020, Italian club SSC Napoli announced the signing of Nigerian Forward Osimhen for a club-record fee of €70 million, potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.

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