Victor Osimhen Crowned Italian FA Footballer of the Year

Napoli's prolific striker is recognized for his pivotal role in the club's Serie A triumph.
Sports
December 5, 2023
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Williams Falodun
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Victor Osimhen, the forward for Super Eagles and Napoli, has been honored with the Italian Footballers' Association Footballer of the Year award for his outstanding performances throughout the 2022–23 season.

The 24-year-old played a pivotal role in Napoli's triumph, contributing 26 goals as they secured the Serie A title, marking their first championship in 33 years. Furthermore, Osimhen earned a well-deserved spot in the Serie A Team of the Year, alongside players like Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Osimhen's remarkable achievements extended to being ranked eighth in the 2023 Ballon d'Or and receiving nominations for the FIFA Best Awards. Additionally, he is a contender for the Globe Soccer Award.

As one of the ten final nominees, Osimhen is in the running for the 2023 CAF Awards, scheduled to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on December 11.

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