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Victor Osimhen’s path

By Guardian Nigeria
24 May 2023   |   1:54 am
Victor Osimhen arrived in Naples in 2020 and since then he has captured the hearts of Neapolitan fans with goals

Victor Osimhen arrived in Naples in 2020 and since then he has captured the hearts of Neapolitan fans with goals.

Below you will find everything you need to know about Victor Osimhen’s life and career.

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Victor Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 1998. His full name is Victor James Osimhen and he is the youngest of six siblings.

His surname «Osimhen» in the language spoken in Ishan means «God is good».

As a child, Victor helped his very poor family by selling water bags and other goods on the streets of Lagos. In the meantime, he attended Olusosun Primary School where he started kicking a ball.


The first team to spot Osimhen was a small youth team from Lagos. Striker Academy. From 2010 to 2017, Victor played in this squad.

Upon reaching the age of 18, Wolfsburg, he notices the boy and immediately forces him to sign a contract for three and a half seasons. On German soil, Osimhen made 15 appearances and scored 0 goals. Despite the lack of goals, Victor has a lot of experience and is noticed by Charleroi, the team to which he joined on loan. Here comes the first satisfaction: in his second season as a professional, Victor scores 12 goals in 25 matches in the Pro League, Belgium’s top league.

Lilac notices the performance of a young Nigerian talent and in 2019 buys him for a beauty for 12 million euros. In Ligue 1, Osimhen scored 13 goals in 27 league matches, proving his talent.

Three years after his professional debut, Napoli discovered Osimhen and made a transfer in 2020 for around 70 million euros. This makes Victor Osimhen the most expensive purchase in the history of Naples. The numbers, however, show that the club was right, given that the Nigerian maintains a very high goal-scoring average.

Osimhen’s family

Victor Osimhen’s family is big. In fact, he is the last of six brothers.

Victor Osimhen’s mother passed away a few years ago, and his father’s name is Patrick Osimhen.

Victor cares deeply about his family’s privacy and doesn’t like to divulge details about it. It is known that his girlfriend’s name is Stephanie and that they have a daughter.

How much does Osimhen earn at Napoli?

The current treaty governing relations between Naples and Osimhen provides for the following:

  • 4 million by June 2022
  • 4.25 million for 2023 and 2024
  • 4.5 million for 2025

Osimhen’s role and specifications

Victor Osimhen plays the role of striker. Able to play in any attacking position, he prefers the role of a central striker.

Height 186 centimeters, he is very fast and has good physical strength. He has excellent finishing skills.

His technical performance is often associated with that of Didier Drogba.