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.
It is not often you find a defensive midfielder in a top goalscorer’s list. Still, Garba Lawal’s dedication and 20 Eredivisie goals have earned him an exalted seat among this elite group.
After joining Roda JC from Tunisia’s Esperance in 1997, Lawal spent the next six years with the Dutch side winning two Dutch Cups with the Miners.
The versatile midfielder later played in Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal, and China. Still, it was in the Netherlands that he was most successful, chalking up the second-highest number of league matches for a Nigerian with 155.