The Nigeria international has enjoyed a beautiful year in the Italian top flight and looks set for a bigger 2023
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is the most prolific goalscorer in the Italian Serie A in 2022 if goals from the penalty spot are not taken into account.
Osimhen has found the back of the net 18 times in this calendar year, without a single goal from 11 metres, more than any other players in Italy’s top flight.
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile is the top marksman in Serie A in 2022 with 20 goals. But six of the Italy international’s goals came from the penalty spot, leaving him with 14 spotless strikes.
Third on the chart is Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez with 17 goals for the year. The forward was part of the Argentina squad that lifted the FIFA World Cup in Qatar a few days ago.
Considered the best in the division, Osimhen has been without equal in front of goal.
Nine of his goals have arrived during the 2022/2023 campaign, making him the top in Serie A this season.
Osimhen’s goals have been against Monza, Verona, Bologna, Roma, Sassuolo, Atalanta, and Udinese.
The 23-year-old striker grabbed the first hat-trick of his career against Sassuolo and in the process also became Nigeria’s all-time highest goalscorer in Serie A history.
Aside from his 18 league goals for Napoli this year, Osimhen also netted five goals in two matches for the Super Eagles.
The former Lille lad scored in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat of Sierra Leone in June in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
He then followed it up with an astonishing four goals in the Super Eagles’ 10-0 demolition of Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria’s winning margin in history.