Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen, who enjoyed a stellar year, was rightfully named the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) Player of the Year on Monday.
The prolific Napoli striker, with 26 goals in 32 Serie A appearances last season, played a pivotal role in guiding his team to their first Scudetto since 1990.
Osimhen’s remarkable achievement in securing the AIC Player of the Year, a title previously held by football icons such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reflects the rapid rise of his status in the football world.
The 24-year-old earned this accolade through a peer-voted process, underscoring his growing prominence.
Despite attracting interest from multiple clubs over the summer, Osimhen chose to stay in Naples, and his loyalty has been handsomely rewarded.
In the current season, he has already contributed six more league goals, aiding Napoli, led by Walter Mazzari, to maintain their position among Serie A’s frontrunners.
The AIC Team of the Season, announced during the award ceremony, featured four of Osimhen’s successful teammates, further highlighting Napoli’s collective excellence.
The recognition among Italy’s football elites is a fitting acknowledgment for Osimhen, who has rapidly established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting strikers.
As Napoli continues its pursuit of additional honors, it is anticipated that Osimhen’s impressive journey towards global superstardom will see further achievements.
The Nigerian striker’s dramatic ascent signals a promising future, with more success likely on the horizon for both him and his club.