Full Biography of Victor Osimhen:
Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the most promising young talents in African football. He was born on December 29, 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria. Osimhen has gained recognition for his impressive goal-scoring ability, agility, and overall athleticism on the field.
Early Life and Football Career Beginnings: Victor Osimhen grew up in a modest neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria. From a young age, he exhibited a natural talent for football and displayed exceptional skills on the field. Osimhen’s passion for the sport led him to join the Ultimate Strikers Academy, a renowned football academy in Lagos, where he received formal training and honed his abilities.
Victor Osimhen Early Career
Victor Osimhen started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos where he successfully underwent trial. Soon after, he was invited by coach Emmanuel Amuneke, to represent Nigeria’s U-17 team. He got his first start in the U-17 team in a 2014 friendly match. In 2015, he was part of Nigeria’s U-17 team which participated in the African U-17 Championship in Niger. He scored two goals in his debut and he said one of his best goals was his second goal against Zambia.
He said the goal was very good because it was a solid reflection of what he had learned in training under coach Amuneke which is “accuracy first, before power.” He also believed it was a great tournament because the team was able to achieve their objective of qualifying for the World Cup in Chile later that year.
Osimhen’s breakthrough came in 2015 when he represented Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Chile. He made a significant impact in the tournament, scoring an astonishing ten goals and helping Nigeria win the competition. Osimhen’s remarkable performance earned him the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and also garnered him the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball for being the second-best player of the tournament.
Following his success at the U-17 level, Osimhen attracted the attention of European clubs, and in 2017, he signed with Wolfsburg, a German Bundesliga club. However, his time at Wolfsburg was marred by injuries, limiting his playing time and hindering his progress. As a result, Osimhen was loaned to Belgian Pro League club Charleroi for the 2018-2019 season.
During his loan spell at Charleroi, Osimhen flourished and showcased his goal-scoring prowess. He scored 20 goals in all competitions and became a fan favorite. His performances caught the eye of French Ligue 1 club Lille, who signed him in August 2019.
At Lille, Osimhen made an immediate impact, quickly establishing himself as the team’s leading striker. In his debut season, he scored 18 goals and provided six assists in all competitions. His performances earned him several accolades, including the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé award for the best African player in Ligue 1.
In 2020, Osimhen made a high-profile move to Italian Serie A club Napoli. The transfer fee of around €70 million made him the most expensive Nigerian player of all time. Despite facing initial challenges adapting to the Italian league and enduring injuries, Osimhen has shown glimpses of his immense potential and has contributed goals and assists to Napoli’s attack.
Victor Osimhen has represented the Nigerian national team, known as the Super Eagles, at various levels. He made his senior debut in 2017 and has since become a key player for the team. Osimhen has participated in major international tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and has scored crucial goals for Nigeria.
Net Worth and Salary:
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Victor Osimhen’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. His substantial earnings come from his professional football career, including lucrative transfer fees and endorsement deals with major brands. His salary at Napoli is reported to be around €4.5 million per year.
Girlfriend and Personal Life:
Regarding Victor Osimhen’s personal life, he has kept his romantic relationships relatively private. As of now, there is no confirmed information available regarding his girlfriend or current relationship status.
Victor Osimhen Rise to Fame
We can say for sure that the world did not know so much about Victor Osimhen until he scored an unprecedented 10 goals to help Nigeria emerge Champions of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. After the U-17 World Cup, his performances did not go unnoticed as Victor was on the radar of English clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.
But just after he was named Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja in January 2016, he announced he would pursue his professional career at Wolfsburg in Germany, having looked at what the German club offered and the prospects of developing his career there. He signed a three-and-a-half-year deal until June 2020 and made his debut in the German top-flight in May 2017 as a substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Victor however, was plagued with injuries and lack of fitness at Wolfsburg, he never reached his full potential at the club as he was loaned out to Charleroi in Belgium. After the forgettable spell at Wolfsburg, the Super Eagles hitman exploded at Sporting Charleroi, scoring 20 times and earning a €12 million move to Lille.
He scored 18 goals for Lille in France in his first season, his performance and market valuation rose high enough to convince then Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso, that he’s the right striker to help bring Napoli back to glory. Napoli paid an initial €50 million plus add-ons to secure his services in 2020, a decision that has paid off now, and has seen Victor become a household name not just in Nigeria and Italian football, but also in the World at large.
Victor Osimhen Net Worth
Victor Osimhen is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million. The Super Eagles hitman boasts a market value of €120m at the time of writing. Victor’s stock has been on the rise since he returned with a season defining best performance of his career with the Italian champions last season. With this in mind, we are fairly confident that his net worth will grow bigger in the next few years.
Victor Osimhen Cars
Victor Osimhen has been known to shy away from making his private life known to the public. Although he does not share any of his cars on his social media page, Victor has been spotted with some exotic cars. The exotic Mercedes G-Wagen that cost him N65,000,000 is one of them. The car was delivered to him in 2021. He also owns a Rolls-Royce, luxury vans and other cars in his garage.
Victor Osimhen Salary at Napoli
Currently, Osimhen is Napoli’s second-highest earner with a salary of €104,808 (N51m) weekly, and €419,232 (N204m) monthly. In total, he earns €5m (N2.5bn) annually with the Italian champions.
Victor Osimhen Market Value
The 24-year-old Nigeria/Napoli forward has managed to establish himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the world right now, recently winning the award for the Serie A Best Striker.
VICTOR OSIMHEN WITH HIS BEST STRIKER OF THE SEASON AWARD.
SERIE A’S POSTER BOY THIS SEASON ???? PIC.TWITTER.COM/ZU9FMFO0HG
— SOAR SUPER EAGLES (@SSE_NGA) JUNE 4, 2023
After recording the best performance of his career at the 2022/2023 Italian Serie A season, his market value has skyrocketed, causing Napoli to increase his market value to €160m. With top European teams on the lookout for his services; it is only a matter of time until Osimhen–who has etched his name in the history books of Napoli and Italian league–makes another move to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Does Victor Osimhen have a Girlfriend?
In case you don’t know, Victor Osimhen has a girlfriend. He’s currently dating a German lady known as Stefanie Kim Ladewig.
The couple are understood to have met during Osimhen’s playing days at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg. We don’t know the exact time the couple started their relationship, what we do know is that Osimhen and Stefanie have been together since then, they have a daughter named Hailey, who was born in 2022.
Victor Osimhen Houses
Victor Osimhen is believed to own properties in and outside Nigeria, but at the moment, we don’t have a record of any yet.
Victor Osimhen’s rise in the world of football and his continuous development as a player have made him a highly sought-after talent. With his exceptional skills, determination, and work ethic, he is poised to achieve even greater success in his career and contribute significantly to Nigerian and international football.