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Napoli’s Victor Osimhen was honoured with the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year award for his exceptional performance with the Neopolitans in the last season. The Monday night ceremony also recognized outstanding achievements, such as Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, and Goal of the Season.
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Osimhen’s impressive 26-goal contribution played a pivotal role in securing Partenopei’s first Scudetto in 33 years. He secured a place in the Serie A Team of the Year alongside notable players, including Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
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The 2022/23 season marked an unforgettable campaign for the Super Eagles striker, ranking him 8th in the 2023 Ballon d’Or, held in Paris, France, on October 30, 2023.
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Despite challenges at the start of the 2023-24 season and recent injury setbacks, Victor Osimhen has maintained an impressive goals-per-game ratio, scoring six goals in 10 appearances (8 starts) over the last 14 games. Additionally, he looks set to cap off the year in style, as he’s the favourite for the African Player of the Year award for 2023.
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This article was first published on 5th December 2023


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