Victor Osimhen is a 23-year-old Nigerian professional footballer alias Mr. Hat Trick currently plays as a striker for Italian Serie A side Napoli at the club level and the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the international level. He is known for his pace, work rate, and aerial abilities.
Victor got his first professional contract in January 2017 after his noticeable performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was scouted by German club VfL Wolfsburg. He has also played for some clubs in Europe including four-time Ligue 1 champions Lille OSC.
Victor Osimhen’s Biography
Victor was born on 29th September, 1998 and goes by the full name Victor James Osimhen. He was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria although he is from the Esan tribe, South-East local government area of Edo state. He was raised by his father, Elder Patrick Osimhen following the demise of his mother. He is the 7th out of his 6 siblings. On May 24th, 2020, his father also passed away at age 80 after a sickness.
His Football Career
He started off his early football career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. He had a breakthrough in his career after his performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which secured him a contract with VfL Wolfsburg. Following his performance, he was awarded the CAF Youth Player of the year in 2015.
He made his senior debut performance for Super Eagles in June 2017, in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo. He moved to the Belgian side Charleroi on loan in 2018-2019 before going to France at Lille. In 2020, Victor transferred to Serie A club Napoli for a club-record fee of 70 million Euros, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.
Salary and Contract
Victor is the second-highest paid Nigerian footballer in the world, and has managed to establish himself as one of the most vicious strikers in the Italian league, earning the award for the Serie A Most Valuable Young Player.
His present contract with Napoli expires in 2025, but victor continues to be linked with a move away from Italy this summer which could see him almost double his yearly package.
Victor Osimhen’s Net Worth
Victor is one of the richest Super Eagles Stars, and has played for top European clubs for over a decade. He has a net worth of $1.5 million, making him one of the richest soccer players in Nigeria.
Victor Osimhen FIFA 22 Rating
Victor has a FIFA 22 rating 80 with a potential of 88, with his position as a striker for Napoli. He is rated 88 for his stand-out ability which is his pace. For physicality he was rated 81, for shooting 80 and for dribbling 75, making him one of the highest-rated Super Eagles in the game.
Cars and Houses
Regardless of his fame and wealth, Victor does not post any of his cars on his social media page, although he has been spotted with some luxury cars and one of them is the exotic Mercedes G-Wagon that cost him ₦65,000,000.
Victor has an apartment in Posillipo, Naples where he is based, the value of the apartment has not been disclosed.