Victor Osimhen is Ranked 8th Best Footballer In The World At Ballon D’or Awards

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admin October 31, 2023
Updated 2023/10/31 at 11:29 AM
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Victor Osimhen keeps making Nigeria proud and this time he made history too.

Osimhen on Monday became the first Napoli player and Nigerian footballer to make the top 10 of the Ballon d’Or rankings.

The phenomenal Nigerian football superstar led Napoli to a first Serie A title in 33 years was also the top scorer in the Italian league with 26 goals from 32 appearances.

He also contributed to Napoli reaching the Champions League quarterfinals last season, the best result for the Partenopei in Europe’s elite competition.
With five goals in six Champions League games last season, individual achievements and Napoli’s results, Osimhen got noticed and the 24 year old earned a spot in the top 10 of this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Ruud Krol finished 15th in 1980, making Osimhen’s achievement the best finish for a Napoli player in the history of the prestigious award.
The other players who made it to the top 10 list are Julian Alvarez, Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Lylian Mbappé, Leo Messi, Luka Modric, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and Vini Jr.
Osimhen’s teammate at Napoli, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia finished 17th, while Inter stars Lautaro Martinez and Nicolò Barella finished 20th and 27th, respectively.

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