• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Victor Osimhen Nominated for FIFA Best Award

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 candidates

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

Aitana Bonmati
Linda Caicedo
Rachel Daly
Kadidiatou Diani
Caitlin Foord
Mary Fowler
Alex Greenwood
Jennifer Hermoso
Lindsey Horan
Amanda Ilestedt
Lauren James
Sam Kerr
Mapi Leon
Hinata Miyazawa
Salma Paralluelo
Keira Walsh

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

Julian Alvarez
Marcelo Brozovic
Kevin De Bruyne
Ilkay Gundogan
Erling Haaland
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi
Victor Osimhen
Declan Rice
Bernardo Silva

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
Peter Gerhardsson
Jonatan Giraldez
Tony Gustavsson
Emma Hayes
Sarina Wiegman

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
Pep Guardiola
Simone Inzaghi
Ange Postecoglou
Luciano Spalletti

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Mackenzie Arnold
Ann-Katrin Berger
Catalina Coll
Mary Earps
Christiane Endler
Zecira Musovic
Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Yassine Bounou
Thibaut Courtois
Andre Onana
Marc-Andre ter Stegen

The FIFA Fan Award
Club Atlético Colón fan
Fran Hurndall
Miguel Ángel, Millonarios fan

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