Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer. He plays for the Super Eagles as a striker for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigerian national team. Here’s everything you should know about the talented Nigerian footballer.
Victor Osimhen Biography
Victor Osimhen was born on the 29th of September 1998. He goes by the full name of Victor James Osimhen. Although from the Esan tribe in the South-East of Edo state, he was born in Lagos, State Nigeria, to Mr and Mrs Patrick Osimhen. The 6’1 feet tall footballer also has 6 siblings and the 7th of his siblings.
However, Victor lost his father on the 24th of May 2020 at 80 years old after a sickness. He took to Twitter then to dedicate his Best African Player in Ligue 1 award to the memory of his late father. The footballer also lost his mother, whom he now uses as a display picture on his Instagram page.
Victor obtained his first school leaving certificate and SSCE certificate in Lagos before pursuing his football career.
While growing up, he always loved football; his soccer idol was Didier Drogba.
Victor Osimhen Football Career
Victor Osimhen started his football career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. On January 16, after being noticed for his performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he committed to a contract with VfL Wolfsburg. His performance also earned him the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015.
In June 2017, he made his senior debut performance for Super Eagles in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo.
His senior football career started in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017. He moved to the Belgian side Charleroi on loan in 2018-2019 before finally moving to France at Lille. Victor Osimhen transferred to Serie A club Napoli for a club-record fee of 70 million Euros in 2020.
Victor has also had the opportunity of meeting his idol Ronaldo and captioning the pictures he took with him, he said, “I asked for Ronaldo’s shirt, and he invited me to the dressing room and gave me his shirt. He was very kind and welcoming and what the press writes about him is the opposite.”
Victor Osimhen Cars
Although he does not share any of his cars on his social media page, Victor has been spotted with some luxury cars. The exotic Mercedes G-Wagen that cost him N65,000,000 is one of them. The car was delivered to him in 2021.
Although now deleted from his page, he captioned it, saying, “Victor Osimhen has pulled up a big wheel! Big player!! This life, sweet shaa.” Other cars include this car he was spotted entering;
Victor Osimhen House
There’s no knowledge of the houses Victor Osimhen owns. However, with a net worth and salary like his, he can afford to own luxurious properties in Nigeria and the diaspora.
Victor Osimhen Net Worth
Victor Osimhen is among the highest-paid players at SSC Napoli. He earns about 2.1 billion Naira annually. His net worth is valued at $1.5 million.
Victor Osimhen is one of the youngest Nigerian players doing incredibly well in their career of late. As such, the young footballer is also a Nigerian billionaire.