Victor Osimhen in Contention for Top Honors in 2023 IFFHS Best Player Award

By Riddy10 2 Min Read

Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is among the illustrious 24 players shortlisted for the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Best Player Award in the men’s category for 2023.

The IFFHS released the prestigious list on its official website, featuring global football icons like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Antoine Griezman, and Bukayo Saka.

The Nigerian international, who recently clinched the African Player of the Year title, continues to bask in the limelight after an outstanding performance in the 2022/23 season with Napoli.

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Osimhen emerged as Serie A’s top scorer, netting an impressive 26 goals in 32 appearances. His stellar contributions also earned him the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) Serie A Player of the Year award.

Victor Osimhen in Contention for Top Honors in 2023 IFFHS Best Player Award

The competition for the IFFHS Best Player Award is fierce, with nominees including Vinicius Junior, Mohamed Salah, Martin Odegaard, Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne, and Jude Bellingham.

Osimhen’s remarkable displays and goal-scoring prowess have firmly established him among the football elite, as he vies for the coveted international accolade.

As the football world awaits the unveiling of the winner, Osimhen’s nomination reflects not only his personal achievements but also the growing recognition of African talent on the global stage.

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