Victor Osimhen Scoops Top Serie A Prize After Title Winning Season with Napoli

Victor Osimhen Scoops Top Serie A Prize After Title Winning Season with Napoli

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen has been named the 2023 Serie A Player of the Year
  • The Napoli striker won the award after an outstanding year in Italy
  • Osimhen is also in the hunt for the African Player of the Year award

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has won the prestigious Serie A Player of the Year award at the Oscar del Calcio AIC ceremony.

The 24-year-old was adjudged the best player after a remarkable year with Napoli in the top flight, leading his team to their first title in 33 years.

The Nigerian attacker also became the first African player to win the Golden Boot in the Italian league.

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Victor Osimhen receives his award for being the best player in Serie A this year. Credit: @SerieA_EN @sscnapoli
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"Victor Osimhen is the 2022/23 Footballer of the Year," stated the organisers of the award on their social media handles.

The prolific scorer was at the event with his partner, Stefanie Kim Ladewig, as he received the award for his accomplishments with Napoli.

Osimhen was also included in the Serie A Team of the Year, as reported by Soccernet Nigeria.

Last season, the Super Eagles star scored 31 goals in 39 games, playing a key role as Napoli reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Osimhen also made the top 10 for the 2023 Ballon d'Or, which Argentina legend, Lionel Messi ultimately won.

Despite struggles with injuries this season, the Nigerian international remains the favourite to win the 2023 African Player of the Year award.

Osimhen advised to leave Napoli in January

Sports Brief also previously reported on Osimhen reportedly rejecting a contract extension with Napoli amid growing interest from the Premier League.

The Nigerian international has been one of the top players in Europe since last season when he led the Neapolitans to their first league title in 33 years.

The former Lille striker has been linked with a move away from the Parthenopeans and his current contract with the club ends in the summer of 2025.

Osimhen advised to join Chelsea

Sports Brief also previously reported on former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson believing Osimhen will join Chelsea in one of the upcoming transfer windows.

The Super Eagles striker is rated as one of the best in the world alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe due to his recent displays.

Osimhen has just 18 months left on his contract with the Italian league champions and has reportedly turned down inking a new deal with the Parthenopeans.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.