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.
The legendary Nigerian forward is one of Nigeria’s most decorated player in history, winning honours in the Netherlands, Italy, and England.
Nwankwo Kanu’s European journey, however, started at Ajax, where he won three Eredivisie titles and the UEFA Champions League.
Already a world champion in his teens, Kanu’s successful spell in Amsterdam, including his 25 league goals in 53 games, convinced the football world he was the real deal.
And it was no surprise when Inter Milan paid almost €4 million to take him to Italy after that.