Victor Osimhen named Footballer of the year in Italy

Super Eagles and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has been named as the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year for his sterling performances during the 2022–23 season.

The 24-year-old played a crucial role in Napoli’s winning of the Serie A title last season for the first time in 33 years.

He scored 26 goals in the 2022/2023 season, a feat that earned him a place in the ballon D’or shortlist.

He was also named in the Serie team of the year alongside Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Osimhen was ranked eighth in the 2023 Ballon d’Or and was also nominated for the FIFA Best Awards. Similarly, he’s also in the running for the Globe Soccer Award.

He’s one of the 10 final nominees for the 2023 CAF Awards, set to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on December 11.

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