Victor James Osimhen’s remarkable achievements in football hasbgarnered recognition from FIFA, the world’s football governing body with the 24-year-old nominated for the prestigious FIFA Best award.
The FIFA Best Football Awards is an annual celebration that honours the most exceptional talents in the world’s most beloved sport.
At just 24 years old, Osimhen made history as the first African player to be crowned Capocannoniere in the Serie A last season. The Nigerian played a crucial role in Napoli’s Scudetto victory, scoring an impressive 26 goals in Serie A (a total of 31 goals in 39 games across all competitions).
Osimhen’s prowess extends beyond club football. He currently holds the title of leading scorer in the African Cup of Nations qualifying series, with an impressive tally of seven goals.
Among the nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, Osimhen stands out as one of three Serie A players included in the 12-man shortlist. Manchester City’s incredible achievements from last season are also recognized, with six of the 12 nominees hailing from their treble-winning side. The Cityzens manager, Pep Guardiola, is nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, along with four other coaches.
The Best FIFA Women’s Player
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Kevin De Bruyne
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
The FIFA Fan Award
Club Atlético Colón fan
Miguel Ángel, Millonarios fan