In the realm of Europe’s top five leagues, the name Victor Osimhen has become synonymous with efficient and lethal striking, Soccernet.ng reports.
According to a recent statistic provided by Sky Sports, Osimhen stands tall as the second most efficient striker, outshining renowned talents such as PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. However, he finds himself trailing behind Manchester City’s remarkable forward, Erling Haaland.
The statistics are based on the goal ratio of players in Europe’s elite leagues, providing an intriguing insight into the deadliest marksmen on the continent.
At the summit of this list sits Haaland, the enigmatic Norwegian sensation, with an incredible average of 1.26 goals per 90 minutes.
Osimhen, the Nigerian goal-machine, follows closely behind at an impressive 0.89, leaving the likes of Mbappe, Wilson, and Benzema in his wake, with respective ratios of 0.87, 0.87, and 0.85.
Osimhen’s remarkable statistics stem from his excellent tally of 22 goals in just 27 Serie A matches this season.
Each strike has been crucial in propelling Napoli to their historic Scudetto triumph. Napoli’s most recent encounter against Udinese witnessed Osimhen finding the back of the net once again, securing a 1-1 draw that solidified Napoli’s position as champions of Italy for the first time in 33 years.
Moreover, Osimhen’s recent goal also etched his name in the annals of Italian football history.
With 22 strikes to his name, he now holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single season by an African player in the Italian top flight. It is a testament to his remarkable skill, poise, and relentless work ethic, captured beautifully by Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.
While Osimhen’s statistics and accolades speak volumes about his abilities, his impact transcends the numbers.
The Lagos-born star has become a symbol of inspiration for young African footballers dreaming of making their mark on the global stage. His success serves as a reminder that talent knows no boundaries, and with dedication and perseverance, dreams can become a reality.
As the European football season approaches its climax, all eyes will be on Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian sensation who has captured the hearts of fans worldwide with his awe-inspiring performances.
Will he continue to shine, outdoing the likes of Mbappe and Benzema, and narrow the gap to Erling Haaland? We will know by May 30.
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