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.
Fifteen goals and five assists in 26 matches for Heracles Almelo in the just-concluded season earned Cyriel Dessers the top marksman award in Netherland.
Add those to the 12 strikes in 40 appearances he netted for FC Utrecht across two previous campaigns, and you get 27 goals and a third-place finish on this list for a man who is close to making his bow for the Super Eagles.
Dessers’ time in the Eredivisie is over according to reports, meaning he will have no more opportunities to add to his tally and move up this ranking.
But it is also his chance to rewrite the record books in Belgium.