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.
Remember that former PSG starlet who impressed with a bicycle kick on his Super Eagles debut and thereby earned a place in the Nigerian party to the 2002 World Cup? Yeah, Bartholomew Ogbeche.
He never quite lived up to the early promise and didn’t hit it big with the national team. But he was for a while a goal-machine of sorts for Cambuur and Willem II in the Eredivisie.
Ogbeche notched 36 goals in 94 league games in the Netherlands to salvage some of his battered reputations.
Now 35 and still banging goals in India, Ogbeche’s exploits in Holland will remain one of the highlights of a career that promised so much but delivered so little.