Nigerians have taken to social media to congratulate Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen for his Ballon d’Or ranking.
The Super Eagles forward had an impressive season with his club Napoli, helping them win the Scudetto in 33 years.
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Nigeria's Victor Osimhen finished ahead of Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in the Ballon d'Or rankings.
His performance has led to him being ranked in the top eight positions in the Ballon d’Or ranking ahead of other players.
Reactions on social media
A lot of comments have gone on social media, with Nigerians expressing their joy to see their star player Osimhen in the top 10 Ballon d'Or list.
Osimhen scored 26 goals for Napoli last season which won him the highest goal scorer award in the Serie A.
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The forward is known as one of the best strikers in the world and has been recognised for his performance in the Ballon d’Or ranking.
Victor Osimhen becomes the first ever Nigerian player to make the top ten of the Ballon d'Or ranking in history.
Nigerians were pleased with the ranking and took to social media, with one saying, “Victor Osimhen becomes the first ever Nigerian player to make the top ten of the Ballon d'Or.”
Another Nigerian fan said, “Don’t let Messi winning the Ballon d’Or distract you from the fact that Victor Osimhen is the first Nigerian to ever finish in the Ballon d’Or top 10. Our starboy.
Another fan commented, “Victor Osimhen sits at number 8 in the Ballon D’Or Top 10. The highest Charting Nigerian Player ever in the Ballon d’Or list. This is a big achievement! 🇳🇬❤️.”
One fan replied, “Victor Osimhen is the 8th best footballer in the World. Highest African on the ranking!! Them no born CAF Papa well if he doesn’t win Africa's best player. The gap is so wide between him and the rest.”
The Super Eagles star is also a front-runner for the CAF award and Nigerians are expecting him to be crowned the best player in Africa.
Osimhen is the only African player to make it to the top ten of the Ballon d'Or rankings after an impressive performance with Napoli.
The forward continues to put Nigeria on the spot and has become the first Super Eagles player to make the top ten of the Ballon d'Or ranking.