Victor James Osimhen, a Nigerian football sensation, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 29th, 1998. He is the youngest of six children, born to Pa Osimhen of Edo State. His journey into football began by watching his elder brother play the game. Osimhen excels as a Nigerian football player in the center-forward position and gained widespread recognition in 2015 following his outstanding performance at the 2015 U-17 FIFA World Cup. Currently, he is a part of VfL Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga.
Victor Osimhen’s Age:
Victor Osimhen is currently 24 years old.
Growing up, Osimhen and his siblings helped support their humble parents by selling sachet water and other items on the streets of Lagos. Like many youngsters, he embarked on his football journey at a very young age, and it didn’t take long for his coaches to recognize his exceptional talent. He joined a local club’s senior team as a striker, where his elder brother, Andrew, was also a player.
Osimhen initiated his football career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy of Lagos, where he played until 2017. His debut in the U-17 team came in a 2014 friendly match, during which he scored two goals. One of his standout moments was his second goal against Zambia at the 2015 U-17 African Championship in Niger 2014. He attributed this success to his training under Coach Amuneke, focusing on “accuracy first, before power.” Osimhen was one of the top goal scorers at the Niger 2015 tournament, netting four goals in six matches. He is also currently tied at 9 goals with Ivory Coast’s Souleymane Coulibaly and France’s Florent Sinama Pongolle.
Osimhen played a pivotal role in Nigeria’s U-17 triumph at the FIFA World Cup in Chile, emerging as the top scorer with 10 goals. After the World Cup, several prominent English clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur, expressed interest in signing him. Shortly after being named Youth Player of the Year at the Caf Awards in Abuja in January 2016, he announced his decision to begin his professional career with Wolfsburg, a German Bundesliga club. He signed a three-and-a-half-year deal that extended until June 2020 and made his German top-flight debut in May 2017 as a substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Victor Osimhen is known for his humility and is currently in a relationship with a lovely lady named Blessing. He holds a deep admiration for former African Footballer of the Year and Ivorian legend, Didier Drogba.
At the 2015 U-17 FIFA World Cup, Osimhen received the Golden Boot as the top scorer and the Silver Ball as the second-best player of the competition. He also clinched the 2015 Glo-CAF Youth Player of the Year Award.
Unfortunately, information regarding Victor Osimhen’s net worth is not available at this time.