After enjoying his most productive campaign to date and finishing the season as the Eredivisie’s top marksman, new Super Eagle Cyriel Dessers is reportedly on his way to KRC Genk in the Belgian Jupiler League.
Three seasons in the Netherlands has seen him bag enough goals to add his name to the elite class of the most prolific Nigerian stars to ever feature in the Eredivisie.
Iconic footballers like Sunday Oliseh, Haruna Babangida, Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Chidi Nwanu, Pius Ikedia, and Ahmed Musa have all starred in the Netherlands.
But don’t expect their names on the top seven list of Nigerian goalscorers in that country.
However, who are the all-time top-scoring Nigerians in the Dutch top-flight? Soccernet.ng shines the light on the first seven.
Arguably the greatest ever Nigerian to play in Spain, George Finidi could also easily be ranked as the finest of his countrymen to ever feature for a Dutch club.
Finidi arrived in the Netherlands as a nobody and spent just three years at Ajax, amassing only 88 Eredivisie games and scoring a meagre 18 goals.
However, the former Sharks forward was a leading member of the Ajax team, which won eight major titles, including the 1995 Champions League.
And by the time he left Amsterdam for Real Betis in 1996, Finidi had become one of the most in-demand wingers in the world.
Finidi, the Super Eagles greatest number seven, sits pretty in the seventh position on this scorer’s list.