Victor Osimhen wins Italian FA Footballer of the Year Award

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen has been crowned the Italian FA Footballer of the Year for 2023 at the AIC Oscar del Calcio Awards.

The prize adds to his impressive collection of honours, since playing a huge role, scoring 26 league goals in Napoli’s Serie A title victory after 33 years.

The announcement was made during the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year award ceremony on Monday night, with the organizers tweeting, “Victor Osimhen is the 2022/23 Footballer of the Year.”

Osimhen not only secured the individual accolade but also earned a coveted spot in the Serie A Team of the Year, standing alongside teammates Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-Jae.

The distinguished list includes Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Rafael Leão, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mike Maignan, Stanislav Lobotka, and Nicolo Barella.

The recognition comes just a week before the CAF awards, where Osimhen is a leading contender for Africa’s top player prize.

Recall Osimhen had previously secured the eighth position in the 2023 Ballon d’Or rankings in October, marking the highest placement for a Nigerian since Kanu in 1996.

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