Victor Osimhen, the striker for Napoli, has been honored as the top striker in Serie A for the 2022/23 season. The official Italian top-flight division announced this achievement on their Twitter account on Friday. Osimhen emerged victorious over fierce competition from Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan and Rafael Leao of AC Milan to secure the prestigious award. His remarkable performances were instrumental in Napoli’s triumph, leading them to their first Serie A title in over three decades, since the 1989/1990 season.
Napoli’s Serie A triumph in the 2022/23 season marks the club’s third league title in its history, having previously won it in 1987 and 1990.
Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian striker, is on the brink of becoming the first African player to clinch the top scorer title in Serie A. With a total of 25 goals to his name, he currently holds a four-goal lead over his closest competitor, Lautaro Martinez, with only one game remaining in the season. Osimhen’s exceptional goal-scoring form has positioned him at the forefront of the race for the prestigious accolade.
In addition to his remarkable goal-scoring feat, Victor Osimhen has surpassed George Weah’s record for the most goals scored by an African player in Serie A, reaching a tally of 47 goals in the Italian top-flight league.
Furthermore, Osimhen’s success is not the only cause for celebration within Napoli. Two of his teammates, Kim Min-Jae and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, have also received prestigious awards. Kvaratskhelia, the Georgia international, has been named the Serie A Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2022-23 season, thanks to his impressive contributions of 12 goals and 13 assists in 33 games. He follows in the footsteps of Rafael Leao, who claimed the title for Milan in the previous season.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-Jae of Napoli has been recognized as the best defender in Italy, further solidifying the team’s success in the league. Lastly, Napoli’s coach, Luciano Spalletti, has been honored with the Best Coach award, showcasing his exceptional leadership and tactical prowess throughout the season.