Victor Osimhen, Napoli hitman, has had an extraordinary season and emerged as the winner of the prestigious Serie A Golden Boot, marking what is likely to be his final season with the Italian club.
During Napoli’s last match against Sampdoria, the Nigerian international scored the opening goal in their 2-0 victory.
With this goal, Osimhen finished the season with an impressive tally of 26 goals, surpassing Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan by a margin of five goals.
Boulaye Dia secured the third position, while Rafael Leao and Ademola Lookman claimed the fourth and fifth spots respectively.
This accomplishment further strengthens Osimhen’s reputation as one of the most versatile forwards in Serie A, as he claims the prestigious 2022/23 Golden Boot award.
In a fitting end to the season, Osimhen solidified his historic achievement by converting a penalty in Napoli’s 2-0 win on the final day at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
Notably, the Nigerian forward becomes the first African player in the 125-year history of Italian top-flight football to win the Serie A Golden Boot.
He now holds the title of Capocannoniere, which is bestowed upon the league’s top scorer.
This remarkable feat not only makes Osimhen the first African to achieve this honor in Italian football history, but he has also surpassed his childhood hero George Weah as the highest-scoring African player in Serie A of all time.
Victor Osimhen’s exceptional season will be remembered for years to come.
He played a pivotal role, contributing to a total of 30 goals in Serie A, including 26 goals and 4 assists, which helped Napoli secure the Serie A trophy with 90 points.
This point total is the second-highest in a Serie A season for Napoli.