Victor Osimhen Has Scored More Serie A Goals Than Any Other Nigerian

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Victor Osimhen broke a record by becoming the only Nigerian player with the highest number of goals scored in Serie A.

Victor Osimhen has scored eight goals in nine appearances for the club this season.

The Napoli striker continues his impressive form after scoring a beautiful header against Atalanta in the 23rd minute on November 5, 2022, to increase his goal tally to 32, more than any other Nigerian player in the league.

Victor Osimhen is now one goal ahead of Simmy Nwankwo, who until Saturday was the top Nigerian scorer.

Victor Osimhen also ended the game with an assist after overpowering an Atlanta defender to lay down the ball for Elif Elmas, who was not under pressure to score the second goal in the 35th minute.

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However, Napoli remain unbeaten in the league and are currently on top of the table with 35 points from 13 games in the season. The team have now gone six points ahead of AC Milan who are sitting in the second place.

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Victor Osimhen in a celebration mood

Nigerian Players That Have Played In The Serie A and their number of goals scored

Odion Ighalo

The former Nigeria striker played for Udinese, where he scored 15 goals in 22 appearances. He also played for Cesena FC, scoring zero goals in four appearances.

Victor Moses

Moses played 12 matches in the Serie A with Inter Milan; he failed to score any goals, but he was a pro when it came to providing assists for his teammates.

Obafemi Martins

The striker was well known during his playing time at Inter Milan in the Serie A. In 136 appearances, the Martins scored 49 goals and created 15 assists in all competitions.

He won different titles at the club before moving to Newcastle in the Premier League.

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Taiye Taiwo

The left back left Olympic Marseille for Serie A giant AC Milan, where he played only eight matches with no goals and assists.

Taiye Taiwo in action for AC Milan

Sunday Oliseh

In 37 appearances, the midfielder scored a goal and received four yellow cards while he was playing for Juventus FC. He was a very good midfielder and won numerous trophies.

Taribo West

The Nigerian defender played for Inter Milan and AC Milan. He scored two goals for Inter Milan in 64 appearances and created four assists. Taribo West scored a goal in four appearances for AC Milan.

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Nwankwo Kanu

The former Arsenal striker played for Inter Milan and scored a goal in 20 appearances in all competitions. In Serie A, the Nigerian made 12 appearances. He won different trophies before his retirement.

What Next For Victor Osimhen?

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Victor Osimhen celebrating after scoring a goal for Napoli

Napoli will continue their quest to win the Serie A title when they hosts Empoli on November 8, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Victor Osimhen will be unleashed by the manager again to score goals for his club.

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Napoli have been predicted to win the match with ease due to their recent performances.

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