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Victor Osimhen Basic Information
|Real Name:||Victor Oshimen|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||29 December 1998 (24) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Olusosun, Lagos State|
|Marital Status:||Single (In a Relationship)|
|Education:||Ultimate Strikers Academy|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in|
|Net Worth:||Over $7 Million|
Victor Osimhen Biography
Osimhen, whose parents are from Edo State, was born in Lagos on 29 December 1998. He was raised in Olusosun. Didier Drogba was his footballing hero when he was younger. Osimhen began his professional life at the Ultimate Strikers Academy at No 8 Anisere Cl, Ojota, Lagos.
Osimhen signed a pre-contract with VfL Wolfsburg in January 2016, understanding that he would begin playing for the team in January 2017 after garnering attention for his efforts in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Much isn’t known about Oshimen’s family as he tries to keep family and private life away from the media. Asides from his father’s name following his passing, not much is known about the superstar’s family. It is known, however, that he was a member of a family of Nine, as he is said to have Six siblings.
Although Patrick Osimhen, the Nigerian striker’s father, tragically passed away in early May 2020 at 80. Then, he posted on Twitter to honor his late father as the Best African Player in Ligue 1. The footballer also lost his mother, currently shown as his Instagram profile picture.
It is said that Oshimen has six siblings while he’s the Seventh Child. However, they are unknown to the media as they do an excellent job of staying away from the inviting press and the public eye’s scrutiny.
Victor Osimhen’s first child, a lovely daughter, was born on 6 October 2022. The Napoli forward is often active on social media, but since his daughter was born in October, he has never uploaded a photo of her. The image of the young child and her mother continues to be one of the rare things on social media, even though he only recently released her name, Haly.
The Nigeria under-17 team that triumphed in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile included Osimhen. He earned the Golden Boot and Silver Ball medals at the tournament after scoring ten goals in seven games. In addition, he received the 2015 CAF Youth Player of the Year award. He began playing professional Club Football in 2016-2017 when he joined VfL Wolfsburg. He also spent two years in the German Bundesliga, appearing in 16 games.
Irrespective of his poor run of games at the club level, On 10 June 2017, Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 2-0 loss to South Africa.
Because of his unreliable season with Wolfsburg, he could not participate in Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign. However, he successfully began his loan at Charleroi, and Gernot Rohr brought him back for the international break in November 2018. As a result, he started their friendly victory over Uganda.
In the 2018–19 season, Victor Osimhen signed a loan agreement with Charleroi and made 36 appearances for the Belgian Pro League team, scoring 20 goals. The defending champions in Belgium, Club Brugge and Zulte Waregem offered Osimhen tryouts during the summer. Yet because of the physical effects of his malaria infection over the summer, neither team was willing to loan him. Osimhen remained with Wolfsburg and made 16 appearances but failed to score in any of them. On 22 August 2018, he signed a season-long loan agreement with the Belgian club Charleroi. He took over for the finally-sold-to-Club-Brugge Kaveh Rezaei, who had three goals in the first three games of the season before being replaced. As a late replacement for Jérémy Perbet, Osimhen debuted on 1 September against Excel Mouscron. On 22 September, Osimhen made his full professional debut and beat Waasland-Beveren with a backheel to score his maiden goal. Osimhen had a productive loan with the Belgian team, scoring 20 goals in 36 games, and Charleroi exercised their option to buy him after watching his effective play.
After that, he joined Lille for a season in French Ligue 1. He had a remarkable 38 appearances during the 2019–2020 season, scoring 18 goals.
Joining Lille in July 2019, He made his Ligue 1 debut on 11 August 2019, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over Nantes. Osimhen, who assisted on two other goals in Lille’s five league games, was awarded the Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September 2019. After receiving the most fan votes, he was named Lille’s Player of the Season on 2 June 2020.
On 2 October 2019, Osimhen scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League during a 1-2 home loss to Chelsea. With 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 games and 18 goals overall, the Nigerian was Lille’s leading scorer at the end of the season.
In Serie A for 2020–2021, Victor Osimhen joined Napoli.
Osimhen became the most expensive African transfer on 31 July 2020, when Serie A club Napoli announced his signing for a club-record sum of €70 million, which could go to €80 million with add-ons. He scored his first goal for Napoli in a 4-1 victory over Atalanta on 17 October 2020. After winning, he held up a shirt that demanded a stop to the ongoing police brutality in his native Nigeria.
Osimhen was carried off injured on a stretcher on 13 November 2020 during an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match with Nigeria that was being played during a break in international action. After that, it was determined that Osimhen had a shoulder injury that would keep him off the field for two months.
He still plays for the Italian team and scored 38 goals in 77 games. Osimhen was widely predicted to be in the race for the African Footballer of the Year award shortly due to his outstanding goal-scoring performances so far.
He recorded his first hat trick in Serie A on 29 October 2022, in a 4-0 victory over Sassuolo, and became the top goal scorer from Nigeria in the Italian Serie with 32 goals, breaking Simy’s previous mark of 31 goals on 11 November 2022, when he scored one goal and assisted on another to help Napoli defeat Atalanta 2-1.
Osimhen helped Napoli defeat Juventus 5-1 on 13 January 2023, scoring two goals and providing an assist. Then, he helped Napoli defeat Sassuolo 2-0 on 17 February 2023, with his 100th goal in his career. He also made history at Napoli by becoming the first player to score in seven straight league games in the three-point era.
According to his club, Osimhen missed the 2021 African Cup of Nations because of COVID-19. A Nigerian sports lawyer responded to this claim by writing to express his shock over the claimed plan of Osimhen’s club team, SSC Napoli, to deny Nigeria the services of their star striker. When the club owner recently stated that he would no longer sign African players unless they agreed to sign a waiver to not compete in the AFCON, he aggravated many Africans’ displeasure.
Because Victor Osimhen prefers to keep his personal affairs private, he has kept practically every aspect of his relationship a secret. Nonetheless, it is well known that his girlfriend is Stephanie. But unfortunately, no other information is available about her or their relationship.
Oshimen is worth over $7 million to $25.5 million, according to estimates.
When he plays for Napoli, Victor Osimhen earns £120,000 weekly or £6,240,000 annually.
Despite not disclosing any of them on his social media pages, Victor has been observed with a few high-end vehicles. One among them is the pricey Mercedes G-Wagon that he purchased for N65,000,000. He owns that, amongst others.
As stated earlier, Oshimen is a private person despite being one of the youngest Nigerian billionaires. He earns enough to own properties in Nigeria and the diaspora.
As of 21 February 2023, the table below shows Oshimen’s stats as it stands:
|Club||Season||League||National cup||League cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Charleroi (loan)||2018–19||Belgian Pro League||25||12||2||1||—||—||9||7||36||20|