Nigerian Victor Osimhen capped a remarkable year by deservedly being crowned Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) Player of the Year on Monday night.
The Napoli striker plundered 26 goals in 32 Serie A appearances last season to propel the Neapolitans towards a first Scudetto since 1990.
By landing this prestigious peer-voted award previously won by icons like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Osimhen’s stock continues rapid ascent.
Osimhen claimed the individual gong during a ceremony where the AIC Team of the Season featured four of his triumphant team-mates.
Despite reported interest from several clubs in the summer, the 24-year-old remained in Naples and is repaying that loyalty emphatically.
Osimhen has already netted another six league goals this term to help Luciano Spalletti’s entertainers to be among the Serie A’s pacesetters once more.
Recognition amongst Italian football’s modern greats represents just reward after a year establishing the Nigerian among Europe’s hottest striking talents.
With Napoli hunting further glory, more achievements likely await to reinforce Osimhen’s dramatic elevation into global superstardom.
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