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  • Victor Osimhen is a professional footballer who plays for Napoli and the Nigeria national team
  • The lethal striker, who is currently the top goalscorer in the Serie A with 19 goals, is 24 years old
  • Victor Osimhen earns around £5,824,000 per year, courtesy of his £112,000 weekly package

Victor Osimhen is, without a doubt, one of the best strikers in the world. However, only few consider reading Victor Osimhen biography, which is quite interesting.

The Napoli forward is currently the top goalscorer in the Serie A with 19 goals. On Saturday night, he became the first Serie A player to score in eight consecutive games since Cristiano Ronaldo during the 2019-20 season.

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Victor Osimhen. Photo/ ESPN.

Victor Osimhen is a modern, athletic and strong striker who has an eye for goal, is pretty good with his hold-up and linkup play, and frequently looks to attack and create spaces. Since becoming a professional, Osimhen has won several individual awards, including Prix Marc-Vivien Foe, Lille Player of the Season and Serie A Best Young Player of the Year.

While representing Nigeria, the lethal striker has won CAF Youth Player of the Year, FIFA U-17 Championship Golden Boot and FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Boot. And there is more to Victor Osimhen biography.

Victor Osimhen Biography

Full Name                        Victor James Osimhen

Date of Birth                   December 29, 1998

Age                                   24

Place of Birth                 Lagos, Nigeria

Height                             1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Nationality                     Nigerian

Occupation                     Professional footballer

Marital Status                Unmarried

Early Life 

Victor Osimhen biography states that he was born December 29, 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the lastborn in a family of six children born to Elder Patrick Osimhen and his late wife.

Like many footballers in Southern Nigeria, Osimhen comes from a poor background. His mother used to sell sachet water to supplement her paltry income. Young Osimhen used to hawk sachet water and other household commodities on the streets in order to help his family.

He attended Olusosun Primary School, which served as the football meeting point for young boys in the community. While playing there, scouts from Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos noticed his talent and invited him for trials.

Osimhen passed the trials and became part of the academy. His performance with the academy saw him getting a call to play for the Nigeria national U-17 football team. The teenager was pivotal to Nigeria’s U-17 success at the FIFA U-17 Tournament in Chile. He scored ten goals, winning the Golden Boot of the tournament.

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Victor Osimhen biography. Photo/ Gooner Talk.

Due to his performance, top clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing him. Surprisingly, Osimhen rejected all the big teams and decided to sign a pre-contract with VfL Wolfsburg.


On January 5, 2017, Victor Osimhen officially signed a contract with Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg. He had to wait until May to make his debut because he arrived at the club with an injury.

VfL Wolfsburg loaned Osimhen to Belgian club Charleroi in August 2018. He was to spend the whole 2018-19 season with Charleroi. The Nigerian had a successful spell with the club, scoring 20 goals in 36 matches. His impressive performance attracted the attention of Lille, who signed him in July 2019.

Victor Osimhen continued with his impressive performance in France, finishing the season as Lille’s top goalscorer with 18 goals in all competitions.

In July 2020, Napoli made Victor Osimhen the most expensive African transfer in history when they signed him for 70 million euros. He scored his 100th career goal for the Naples on February 17, 2020, in the 2-0 win over Sassuolo.

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Personal Life 

Victor Osimhen biography would be incomplete without talking about his personal life. Well, the Nigeria international is a public figure but likes to keep his personal information to himself.

His girlfriend’s name is Stephanie, and no other information is available about her. Osimhen and Stephanie became parents for the first time in October 2022 when they welcomed their baby girl.


Who is Victor Osimhen? 

Victor Osimhen is a professional footballer who plays for Napoli and the Nigeria national team.

How old is Victor Osimhen? 


How much is Victor Osimhen salary per week? 

Victor Osimhen earns around £5,824,000 per year, courtesy of his £112,000 weekly package.

How much is Victor Osimhen worth? 

Victor Osimhen is worth more than 100 million euros.

Who is Victor Osimhen’s girlfriend? 

His girlfriend’s name is Stephanie.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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