Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen Profile, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Girlfriend, House, Cars, Pictures, Latest News, Transfer News.
Victor Osimhen Background
The Nigerian international is known for his pace, work rate, goalscoring and aerial abilities.
After being noticed for his performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Victor Osimhen was scouted by German club VfL Wolfsburg, who gave him his first professional contract in January 2017.
Since then Victor Osimhen has played for some clubs in Europe including four-time Ligue 1 champions Lille OSC.
He is also on the path to greatness with the National team, already becoming one of the Super Eagles' highest goalscorers of all time.
Victor Osimhen Profile
Full name: Victor James Osimhen
Birth date: December 29, 1998
Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 24 years old (as of March 2023)
Current club: Napoli
Height: 6ft 1in
Marital status: Single
Parents: Father - Elder Patrick Osimhen (Late), Mother - (Late)
Salary: £112,000 weekly
Net worth: $2 million.
How old is Victor Osimhen?
Victor Osimhen is 24 years old as of April 2023.
Victor Osimhen Career
Victor Osimhen started his club career at the Ultimate Stikers Football Academy where he had a successful trial.
Soon after, he was invited by coach Emmanuel Amuneke, to represent Nigeria’s U-17 team.
Victor Osimhen was instrumental in helping the team qualify for the U-17 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile.
Victor Osimhen had a bright start to the tournament as he scored two great goals on this debut, winning millions of hearts including those of European scouts around the world.
He eventually helped the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy in Chile and also bagged the highest goal scorer award after scoring 10 goals.
Osimhen also won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball.
Eventually, Osimhen would be named the 2015 African Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja in January 2016 and soon after, announced to the world that he would be pursuing his professional career with the German Bundesliga club, Wolfsburg.
Osimhen signed a three-and-a-half-year pre-contract deal until June 2020 and made his debut in the German top-flight in May 2017.
However, after four months at the Bundesliga side, the talented striker picked up a shoulder injury that made him go into surgery, bringing his first season to a premature end.
Victor Osimhen's struggles with fitness continued as he once again fell sick following a successful surgery, forcing him to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Osimhen eventually overcame his nightmares after about two painful seasons.
Inconsistency due to injury and sickness saw him fail to score a single goal for Wolfsburg thereby ruining his career in Germany.
Moving on, Osimhen eventually attended summer trials with Belgian clubs Zulte Waregem and Club Brugge but it turned to be unsuccessful as both clubs rejected the striker due to his poor physical condition.
However, in August 2018, Belgian club Charleroi eventually accepted him on a season-long loan deal and Osimhen finally scored his first goal in his full debut for the club on September 22.
Osimhen would eventually go on to score an impressive 20 goals in 36 games with the Belgian side.
After dominating Belgium, Osimhen made an upward move to France in July 2019, signing for Lille OSC.
The Nigerian striker endured a meteoric rise to prominence after that move, establishing himself as one of the best young strikers in the league, scoring 13 goals in 27 appearances for the French side - finishing as Lille's top goalscorer.
In the summer of 2020, Serie A club Napoli announced the signing of Victor Osimhen, for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.
Since his move to Napoli, Osimhen has managed to cement his place among the great young strikers in world football, becoming the club's undisputed talisman after just two seasons in Italy.
On May 4, 2023, Victor Osimhen scored a 52nd-minute equalizer against Udinese in the Serie A to confirm Napoli as champions of the 2022/23 season, helping Napoli to their first Scudetto since 1990.
Victor Osimhen Salary and Contract 2023
As of March 2023, Victor Osimhen is the second highest-paid Nigerian footballer on the planet and among the Nigerian footballers with the most followers on Instagram.
The 24-year-old forward has managed to establish himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the Italian league, recently winning the award for the Serie A Most Valuable Young Player.
Victor Osimhen is the second highest-paid player in Napoli, with a weekly salary of £92,539, and an annual paycheck of £4,812,020as per verified figures from Capology.
Osimhen's current contract with Napoli expires in 2025, but the striker continues to be linked with a move away from Italy this summer which could see him almost double his yearly earnings.
What is Victor Osimhen's Net Worth in 2023?
The Napoli star is one of the richest Super Eagles players in 2023, having played top-flight European football for over a decade.
Victor Osimhen is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million and the 24-year-old Super Eagles striker boasts a market value of €100m as of March 2023 via Transfermrkt.
Osimhen makes most of his money by playing football and signing brand ambassadorship deals.
Victor Osimhen Social Media
Victor Osimhen is one of the most active Nigerian athletes on social media with Instagram and Twitter accounts that he posts on regularly.
As of May 2023, he is the second most-followed Nigerian player on Instagram, with 2.2 million followers and the third most-followed Super Eagles player on Twitter, with over 710,000 followers on the bird app.
Osimhen mostly posts memes, training photos and shows off some of the most exotic designer outfits he owns
Victor Osimhen's Twitter handle is @victorosimhen9
Victor Osimhen's Instagram handle is also @victorosimhen9
Who is Victor Osimhen's Girlfriend?
Victor Osimhen is currently dating a German lady known as Stefanie Kim Ladewig.
The pair are understood to have met during Osimhen's playing days at Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg.
Osimhen and Stefanie fell in love as the German lady was a cheerleader for Wolfsburg at the time.
Although it is not known the exact time the pair started their relationship, Osimhen and Stefanie have been together ever since and the 24-year-old Super Eagles star reportedly has a daughter with Stefanie.
The couple reportedly welcomed their first child, a baby girl in 2022, and named her Hailey.
Not much details is known about Osimhen's girlfriend as the couple prefer to keep their relationship away from the public eye and maintain privacy.
Osimhen's girlfriend Stefanie, is also followed by his siblings and family members on social media including his sister Blessing Ngozi Osimhen.
Victor Osimhen Super Eagles Career
In March 2019, Osimhen was released from the Super Eagles squad to represent the Nigerian U23 side as they were two goals down against their Libyan opponents.
He scored three goals in the return match against Libya in Asaba, Delta State.
Osimhen was listed in coach Gernot Rohr's 25-man provisional list for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt and was further listed in the final list for the tournament.
Osimhen played a total of 45 mins at the tournament.
In August 2019, the coach of the Nigerian national team, Gernot Rohr, once again invited Osimhen for a friendly against Ukraine, that was played on 10 September 2019 in Dnipro Arena, Ukraine which ended in a 2–2 draw.
Osimhen failed to appear for the Super Eagles in the 2021 edition of the AFCON, due to controversy with his club side, Napoli who allegedly held him back due to Covid.
Since then, he has returned to the Super Eagles and recently scored four goals in Nigeria's 10-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe at the Stade Adrar Stadium in their AFCON 2023 qualifiers.
His four goals, was his 15th strike in 22 appearances for the Super Eagles and is 12 goals behind Nigeria's all-time top scorer Rasheed Yekini.
Victor Osimhen Transfer News
Victor Osimhen currently plays for Napoli but has continued to be linked with a move away from Italy this summer with Premier League as well as Bundesliga clubs very hot on his heels.
21:39 - 04.05.2023
Victor Osimhen's equaliser sparked scenes of celebrations as Napoli clinched their first Serie A title since 1990 thanks to a draw against Udinese
06:00 - 05.05.2023
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has had a phenomenal season with Napoli and he deserves a perfect ending by breaking Nigeria's 24-year jinx to become the African Player of the Year
23:17 - 04.05.2023
WHAT'S BUZZIN 'All hail the King of Naples!' - Nigerians sing Victor Osimhen's praises after Napoli's historic Scudetto triumph
Victor Osimhen headlined social media reactions as Napoli were confirmed Serie A champions for the first time since 1990.
22:45 - 25.03.2023
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00:39 - 05.05.2023
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16:25 - 22.03.2023
SUPER EAGLES Osimhen seeks to emulate Mane's humanitarianism, plans to help people with 'disabilities'
Osimhen speaks on his plans to help people with disabilities in Nigeria and Africa at large.
14:58 - 22.03.2023
Weighing potential destinations for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen amid links to the Premier League and Real Madrid
09:06 - 22.03.2023
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti headline our transfer column today.
09:53 - 05.05.2023
Mario Balotelli was on Instagram Live to celebrate with his friend Victor Osimhen after a historic night with SSC Napoli.
06:53 - 05.05.2023
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen replied question on his future after Napoli's title win.
22:03 - 04.05.2023
Victor Osimhen's goalscoring feats to earn Napoli their first Serie A title in 33 years have also set him alongside some of Africa's greatest players in the Italian top flight