|Name||Victor James Osimhen|
|Date of Birth||December 24, 1998|
Victor Osimhen’s Early Life, Family, And Parents
Victor James Osimhen was born to Edo State-born parents on December 29, 1998, in Lagos. A professional football player from Nigeria, Victor Osimhen plays in the Nigerian national team and Serie A club Napoli as a striker.
According to Osimhen, his family was extremely poor, and as a result, they had to endure many struggles to survive. He was raised in Olusosun, a small neighborhood near Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, one of Africa’s largest dumpsites, together with his brother Andrew and other siblings. Osimhen and his siblings used to market sachet water and other housewares on the streets to make ends meet.
Before his passing, Victor Osimhen’s father stated in an interview that while he had initially preferred for his son to pursue a career in law, he was powerless to stop him from pursuing his love of football. But he gave God praise for using his kid to make the family’s name famous.
Victor Osimhen’s Career
Osimhen began his professional career in football at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. Osimhen signed a pre-contract with VfL Wolfsburg in January 2016 after getting attention for his qualities at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The agreement stated that he would begin playing for the team( Wolfsburg) in January 2017.
Osimhen formally agreed to a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolfsburg on January 5, 2017, a deal that would keep him in the club till June 2020. Osimhen got his first Bundesliga match for Wolfsburg on May 13 after missing his first match due to injury. He entered the game as a substitute in the 59th minute.
Osimhen signed a season-long loan agreement with Belgian club Charleroi on August 22, 2018. On September 1st, Osimhen made his professional debut against Excel Mouscron, coming on as a late replacement for Jérémy Perbet. On September 22, Osimhen made his complete debut and beat Waasland-Beveren with a back heel to score his debut goal as a professional.
Osimhen joined Lille in July 2019. He got his Ligue 1 debut for the team on August 11, 2019, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over Nantes. With 13 league goals in 25 Ligue 1 games and 18 goals overall, the Nigerian was Lille’s leading scorer at the end of the season.
Osimhen became the most expensive African signing to date on July 31, 2020, when Serie A side Napoli announced his arrival for a club-record cost of €70 million, which could rise to €80 million with add-ons.
Victor Osimhen’s Net Worth And Earnings
The Super Eagles football player Victor Osimhen ranks second as the highest-paid Nigerian player in the world. The 24-year-old striker has managed to make a name for himself as one of the Italian league’s most lethal strikers. According to reports, Victor Osimhen has a net worth of £13,598,000 as of 2023. He receives a base wage of €1,033 (£947) every hour and €24,787 (£22,729) each day.
His market value as of right now is €93 million. In addition, Victor Osimhen promotes and endorses brands, such as Nike, for which he receives good payment.
Victor Osimhen’s Relationship
Online speculations about Victor Osimhens’ prior relationships are numerous Finding out who Victor Osimhen is dating is very easy, but keeping track of all of his hookups, flings, and breakups is even more difficult. But it is well known that the name of his girlfriend is Stephanie. There isn’t any other information available about her or their affair in particular.
Victor Osimhen’s Religion
Victor Osimhen is a Christian by religion. His family’s last name, Osimhen, is Arabic which means “God is Good.”
Victor Osimhen’s Style Of Play
Osimhen is one of his team’s most prolific and consistent goal scorers. At Napoli, we can see how he’s able to run behind defenders. Osimhen scores both tap-ins and headed goals. Also, Osimhen has no weak foot as he scores constantly with both feets
Victor Osimhen’s Football Stats As Of This Writing
Victor Osimhen has fired 52 shots in 17 games so far during the Serie A 2022/2023 campaign, as of this writing. 28 of the 52 shots were on target, while the remaining 24 went off. Hence, Osimhen’s shooting precision is 53.85%. He makes 3.32 shots every 90 minutes on the field and scores once every 3.25 shots.
Goals and xG (Expected Goals)
- Goals Scored – 16
- Goals at Home – 9
- Goals at Away – 7
- Expected Goals (xG) – 11.45%
- Non-Penalty xG (npxG) – 11.45%
- Penalties Scored – 0
- Hat-tricks – 1
- 3 or More Goals – 1
- 2 or More Goals – 3
- Minutes Per Goal – 88 min’ per goal
Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats
- Assists – 3
- Expected Assists (xA) – 2.71%
- Pass Completion Rate – 72.96%
- Minutes Per Assist – 470 min’ per assist
Victor Osimhen’s Discipline As Of This Writing
- Yellow Cards – 2
- Red Cards – 0
- Minutes Per Booking – 706 min’ per
- Fouls Committed – 26
Victor Osimhen’s Play At International Level
On June 10, 2017, Osimhen got his senior debut for Nigeria in a 2-0 loss to South Africa. Osimhen appeared on both the provisional 25-man list and the tournament’s final list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. It was Coach Gernot Rohr who compiled both lists.
Victor Osimhen’s Honour And Awards
- Won the FIFA U-17 World Cup – in 2015
- Won the Africa Cup of Nations third place – 2019
- Won African U-17 Championship Golden Boot – 2015
- Won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Golden Boot – in 2015
- Won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball – in 2015
- Won the CAF Youth Player of the Year – 2015
- Won the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month – in September 2019
- Won the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé – 2020
- Won the Lille Player of the Season – 2019/20
- Won the Serie A Best Young Player – 2021/22
- Won the Serie A Player of the Month – March 2022
- Won Globe Soccer Awards Emerging Player of the Year – 2022
- Won the Serie A Goal of the Month – January 2023.
Victor Osimhen’s Height And Weight
Victor Osimhen is 6’1″ tall, and he weihh8 172 IBs.