Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian striker who now plays for Napoli in the Seria A of the Italian league.
Victor James Osimhen, his full name, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Osimhen on December 29, in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos state.
Victor Osimhen is the last child of his parents and has five siblings. Much of the abilities Victor utilizes now are said to have come from his older brother Andrew Osimhen, a local football player in their neighborhood when they were kids.
According to a report, when Victor was a newborn, he would be strapped to their late mother’s back as she stood in Lagos traffic selling water in sachets to feed the family. Victor is a football hero for Nigeria.
Victor Osimhen is one of the talents to keep an eye out for; his story is referred to be one of grace to grass.
Olasosun Primary School in Ikeja, Lagos State, was Victor Osimhen’s school. There are no specifics regarding how far he went.
Victor Osimhen career
Victor Osimhen has loved football since he was a little child, but he made his professional debut at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Ojota, Lagos state, a club based in Lagos.
Victor Osimhen was found by coach Emmanuel Amunike at the Academy and invited to join the Golden Eaglets team traveling to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
He would go on to win the tournament’s top goal scorer honor with ten goals, shattering a long-standing FIFA U-17 World Cup record. Victor Osimhen also received the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball and actively contributed to the 2015 tournament victory of the Nigeria U-17 team.
Victor Osimhen’s performance in the competition helped him get recognition on the world stage. Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Arsenal all wanted to sign him, but he chose to join with VfL Wolfsburg instead since they offered him the most money.
Osimhen was a member of the Nigerian under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where he received the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards. For his achievements, he was given the 2015 CAF Young Player of the Year award. Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria on June 1, 2017, in a 3-0 friendly victory against Togo.
Osimhen was unable to compete for Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to a terrible Wolfsburg season. In November 2018, Gernot Rohr recalled him back for the international break after starting his loan with Charleroi. He got the start against Uganda in the friendly match.
Victor Osimhen has played for Lille over the years and is currently with the Italian team Napoli; after his great performance in Italy, he has also been connected with moves to the EPL.
What Is Victor Osimhen Net Worth And Salary
Victor Osimhen signed a contract with SSC Napoli in September 2020, earning a staggering salary of 5 Million Euros (4.6 Million Pounds) annually.
Osimhen makes £120,000 per week and £6,240,000 annually playing for his current team, Napoli. Victor Osimhen’s estimated net worth in 2022 is between $7 million and $26 million.