Nigerian striker Victor James Osimhen has enjoyed a rise to fame this season. The 20-year-old has had a splendid start at Lille in the French Ligue One. He is a talented young player, with excellent dribbling and passing abilities. His is a story of from grass to grace. Though he has shrouded his education and family from public glare, and we bring you the biography, salary and net worth of Osimhen, one of the prospects of Nigeria football.
Victor Osimhen Biography
Victor was born in Lagos on Dec 29, 1998, to the Osimhen family. He is from Edo State. He was brought up by his father, Patrick Osimhen, following the death of his mother. He is the last of seven children. Life was not a bed of roses for him before he hit stardom at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He once sold sachets of water in Lagos traffic to help his family. He is currently not married but was reported to be romantically involved with a young lady named Blessing Osimhen when he was 16 years.
Victor is a striker. He is 6 feet and 1 inch tall with 78kg weight. He is mostly known as Victor Osimhen. He is a member of the Nigeria Super Eagles and plays for Ligue 1 side Lille. He started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Nigeria before Wolfsburg signed him on a three-year deal worth £3.15 million on Jan 1, 2017. He also had spells at Charleroi on loan before joining Lille this summer.
He has represented Nigeria at the U-17 level, with which he won the 2015 World Cup. He scored two goals and assisted another one on his international debut at that level on Oct 17, 2015. He had ten goals in seven appearances for the team.
He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Boot and Silver Ball. He was also named the CAF Youth Player of the Year in 2015. He featured three times for Nigeria U-23. He has also been capped for the Super Eagles.
It was the summer transfer window of 2019 that Victor Osimhen joined Ligue 1 club Lille on a five-year contract from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi. He caused a brace on his first match for the club. He recently won the Ligue One Player of the Month for October 2019.
Victor Osimhen signed for Napoli on 24 July 2020, for a reported fee of €60m, but could rise to €81m in bonuses. This makes him Nigeria’s most expensive player.
Victor Osimhen Salary and Net worth
Osimhen reportedly earns an estimated €5,000,000 annually from Napoli. The forward who turns 22 in December has an estimated net worth of $2.31 million. His current market value stands at €93 million. He also endorses and promotes products, including Nike, from which he makes good money. He has many luxurious cars.