Victor James Osimhen widely recognized as Victor Osimhen is a professional footballer from Nigeria who is playing for the current team, Napoli as well as for the Nigeria National team. In the year 2020, he transferred to Serie A club Napoli for a club-record fee of €70 million, making him the most expensive African transfer to date. He plays by wearing shirt number/jersey number of 9. His playing position is forward. He began his senior career in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg in the year 2017. After that, he shifted his team to Belgian side Charleroi on loan in the 2018-2019 season. Later, he again moved to France at Lille before joining the club, Napoli. Being a talented footballer, he was nominated the club’s Player of the Season. He scored his very first goal for Napoli on 17th October 2020 against Atalanta.
Victor Osimhen tests positive for coronavirus
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen tests positive for coronavirus. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has returned positive for coronavirus, his Italian club confirmed on Friday evening. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has returned positive for coronavirus, his Italian club confirmed on Friday evening. The Nigeria international returned to Naples on Thursday having been away to Lagos for the yuletide break. On arrival, the former Lille and Royal Charleroi star was subjected to the compulsory Covid-19 PCR test and his Serie A outfit disclosed that Osimhen posted a positive result. Fortunately, he had not met with any member of Gennaro Gattuso’s squad, and the goal machine is now set to remain in quarantine for some days. “Napoli reports that footballer Victor Osimhen tested positive for the molecular naso-pharyngeum swab on his return from abroad yesterday afternoon. The player is asymptomatic and has not met the team group,” the club posted on Twitter.
- Being a forward player for Serie A club, Napoli.
- For his composure and finishing and regarded as one of the most promising and most in-demand African footballers.
What is the Nationality of Victor Osimhen?
Victor Osimhen was born with the real name/birth name of Victor James Osimhen on 29th December 1998 which makes him age 22. As of 2020, he celebrated his 22nd birthday. His place of birth is in Lagos, Nigeria. Thus, he holds Nigerian nationality and his ethnic background is Nigerian-Black. His race is black. He is Christian by religion and his Zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was born to his late mother and father, Elder Patrick Osimhen. He was the last of six children born to his lovely family. Thus, he has five siblings altogether. One of his brother’s names is Andrew. His brother Andrew Osimhen, had once revealed how Victor, as a baby, used to be strapped to their late mother’s back and would stand in Lagos traffic selling water in sachets to help the family make ends meet. His family surname ‘Osimhen’ means ‘God is good’. He came from a poor family background. Concerning his education, he attended Olusosun Primary School.
How was the Football Career of Victor Osimhen?
- Victor’s football career began at the Ultimate Strikers Academy. Later, his performances were deeply noticed at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and then, he committed to a pre-contract with VfL Wolfsburg.
- On 5th January 2017, he signed with the club, VFL Wolfsburg in a three-and-a-half-year deal lasting until June 2020.
- He then made his Bundesliga debut for the team on 13th May against Borussia Monchengladbach.
- He was also named in 12 of the 17 matchday squads in the first half of the 2017-2018 season where he appeared for the five games.
- Against Hannover, he debuts his full-time Bundesliga debut on 28th January 2018.
- He then missed a few games due to injury. He underwent surgery on his shoulder on 2nd May which ended his season with 12 appearances in the Bundesliga to his name.
- After that, he joined the Belgian club, Charleroi on 22nd August 2018 on a season-long loan deal. For the team, he made his debut on 1st September against Excel Mouscron.
- He made his full game debut on 22nd September scoring his very first goal against Waasland-Beveren.
- He then finished the first half with 8 goals in 16 games.
- After playing 36 games and scoring 20 goals, he signed for Lille OSC in July 2019.
- He then made his team debut in Ligue 1 on 11th august 2019 against Nantes scoring a brace.
- Also, he was named the Ligue 1 ‘Player of the Month’ for September 2019 having scored two goals and assisted two more in Lille’s five league matches.
- he also won the Player of the Season award on 2nd June 2020.
- On 2nd October 2019, he scored his very first goal in the UEFA Champions League.
- With the team, Lille, he scored 18 goals in the 2019-2020 season.
- After then, he signed with the Serie A club, Napoli on 31st July 2020 for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.
- He hit his very first goal for the team, Napoli against Atalanta on 17th October 2020.
- Scoring the goal, he held up a shirt calling for the ending of the ongoing police brutality in his home country of Nigeria.
How was the International Career of Victor Osimhen?
- Moving towards his international career, he was named to the squad of the Nigeria under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
- Therefore, he also won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards. Additionally, he earned the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015.
- On 1st June 2017, he made his senior debut for his country, Nigeria against Togo.
- Sadly, he could not play and missed Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup due to his inconsistent season at Wolfsburg.
- He was released from the Super Eagles squad to represent the Nigerian U23 side in March 2019.
- He was listed in coach Gernot Rohr’s 25-man provisional list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
- On 14th August 2019, the coach of the Nigerian National Team, Gernot Rohr, invited Osimhen for a friendly against Ukraine, which was played on 10 September 2019 in Dnipro Arena, Ukraine which ended in a 2-2 draw.
- He was also included in the Super Eagles team to face Brazil in a friendly match in Singapore on 13th October 2019.
Victor Osimhen Honors, Awards & Achievements
- FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Boot: 2015
- FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball: 2015
- CAF Youth Player of the Year: 2015
- UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: September 2019
- Prix Marc-Vivien Foé: 2020
- Lille Player of the Season: 2019-20
- FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2015
- Africa Cup of Nations third place: 2019
What is the Net Worth of Victor Osimhen?
As per sources, the net worth of Victor Osimhen is believed to have €27 Million as of 2021. He is making a salary of €5 Million yearly. On 31st July 2020, Serie A club Napoli announced the signing of Osimhen, for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date. At present, his market value is €70 Million. His major source of wealth comes from his football career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He is making good money from his career and he is living a cool lifestyle.
Who is Victor Osimhen Dating?
Victor Osimhen is not married yet and he is still to get married. At the time of writing, there is not much information revealed about his personal relation and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his personal life and media. But we know he isn’t married and has no wife. Since he is still unmarried and single there isn’t any chance of him being through a divorce. More and additional information about him can be obtained from Wiki. He’s in fact got a lot going on for him career-wise, so probably he does not have much time left for relationships and all. He is currently focusing on his career rather than spending his valuable time making a girlfriend. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Back then, his name was once linked with his ex-girlfriend, Blessing Osimhen. As of 2018, he deleted all pictures of him with her. It seems that he is in a relationship with a new girl as he and his new girlfriend had reportedly arrived in Italy together on a private flight and passed the night at the Hotel Britannique in Corso Vittorio Emanuele after spending the evening with club boss Gennaro Gattuso ahead of closing Napoli deal. Thus, he has not confirmed anything about it.
How tall is Victor Osimhen?
Victor Osimhen is a very handsome man with an athletic body build. He stands tall at the height of 6 ft 1 in or 1.86 m. His balanced weight consists of 77 KG. His eye color is black-brown and his hair color is faded yellow as he dyed his color. His hair type is short and curly. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, bicep size, and more are still to get revealed yet. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercises. Overall he has got a healthy body with a charming smile and glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him.