Victor Osimhen selected for 2023 Serie A ‘Team of the Year’

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen Shines in Serie A Team of the Year

Napoli’s Recognition: Victor Osimhen, the talented forward from Napoli, has earned a well-deserved spot in the prestigious Serie A Team of the Year for his exceptional performances during the 2022/23 Serie A season.

This recognition, curated by the football statistics website Who Scored, not only highlights Osimhen’s prowess but also includes his teammate Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, making them the sole representatives from Napoli in this distinguished lineup.

Star-Studded Selection: The Serie A Team of the Year boasts an array of exceptional talents, with notable names such as Paulo Dybala, Federico Dimarco, Lautaro Martinez, Danilo, and Hakan Calhanoglu gracing the list.

However, it’s Osimhen’s standout contributions that have propelled Napoli into the limelight, solidifying their success in clinching the Scudetto after a three-decade-long wait.

Osimhen’s Remarkable Season: The Nigerian striker’s impact on Napoli’s triumphant campaign was monumental, with his prolific goal-scoring form resulting in an impressive tally of 26 goals in Serie A.

This outstanding feat not only secured Napoli’s domestic success but also earned Osimhen the prestigious Golden Boot award—an historic achievement for an African player in the realm of Italian football.

Osimhen’s Accolades Extend Beyond Serie A

Continued Recognition: Osimhen’s stellar performances haven’t gone unnoticed beyond Serie A, as he was also honored with the 2023 CAF Player of the Year for his contributions to the Super Eagles on the domestic front.

This dual recognition underscores the player’s versatility and impact on both club and national levels.

Nigerian Football Milestone: In clinching the 2023 CAF Player of the Year, Osimhen carved his name into Nigerian football history.

He became the first Nigerian player since Nwankwo Kanu in 1999 to receive this prestigious award.

Osimhen’s achievements not only symbolize personal success but also serve as a source of inspiration for aspiring footballers in Nigeria.

Osimhen’s Next Chapter: The 2024 AFCON Campaign

National Duties Beckon: As Osimhen revels in his individual accomplishments, he has now shifted his focus to national duties.

The star striker has joined the Super Eagles of Nigeria in preparation for the 2024 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Côte d’Ivoire.

His presence is anticipated to be a key factor in Nigeria’s pursuit of glory in this highly anticipated continental tournament, marking the next chapter in Osimhen’s illustrious football journey.

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