Victor Osimhen is one of the best strikers in the world today, and he is certainly one of the best Nigerian strikers of all time.
He has already achieved a lot in his young career, winning the Golden Boot at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Serie A Best Young Player award in the 2021–22 season, and the Serie A Best Striker award in the 2022–23 season.
He is also the highest-scoring African in the Serie A and currently holds the record for the most goals scored by an African in a single season.
However, it is still too early to say whether he is the best Nigerian striker ever. There are many other great Nigerian strikers who have achieved great things, such as Nwankwo Kanu, Segun Odegbami, and Rashidi Yekini. Victor Osimhen still has a lot of years to play, and he has the potential to be even better than these legends.
Only time will tell whether Victor Osimhen will go down as the best Nigerian striker ever. But based on his current form and achievements, he is certainly on the right track.
Here are some of the other great Nigerian strikers who Osimhen will be compared to:
Segun Odegbami: Odegbami is considered by many to be the greatest Nigerian footballer of all time. He was a prolific goalscorer who won the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 1980.
Rashidi Yekini: Yekini is Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer with 37 goals. He was a powerful striker who won the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 1994.
These are just a few of the great Nigerian strikers who Victor Osimhen will be compared to. It is an elite group, and Osimhen will need to continue to perform at a high level for many years to come if he wants to be considered the best of the best.