Nigeria’s striker Victor Osimhen has broken the all-time Nigerian goal-scoring record in the Italian Serie A.
Osimhen’s 8th goal of the season against Atalanta on Saturday took his career league tally to 32 goals in 60 games.
Simy Nwankwo was the previous holder of the record with 31 goals in 101 games. Obafemi Martins is the third-highest Nigerian scorer in the history of the Italian topflight, with 28 goals.
Prior to the injury on October 16th, Osimhen has been in great form. After he returned from his injury on October 30th, the striker scored in four straight league games including his first hat-trick with Torino against Sassuolo on November 1st.
The 23-year-old joined Napoli from French Ligue One club Lille for a club-record 75 million euros in 2020/2021.
Since his move to Italy for big money, Osimhen has been building his reputation as one of the best strikers in Europe.
In his debut season, he scored 10 goals in 24 games before following it up with 14 goals in 27 appearances in the following season.
Overall, he has recorded 37 goals in 74 games in all competitions for Napoli while recording 11 assists.