Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles Forward Gets FIFA The Best Award Nomination


Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has been nominated alongside Man City forward Erling Haaland and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi for the prestigious FIFA Best award 2023, reports.

The 24-year-old, who is enjoying the form of his life became the first African player to win the Capocannoniere for the top scorer in the Serie A last season after netting 26 goals and scoring a total of 31 goals in 39 games across all competition last season helping The Partenopei to their third Scudetto victory.

The Super Eagles hotshot just last week became the first Nigerian after Nwankwo Kanu in 1999 to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or award.

Osimhen will compete with favourite and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi who was instrumental to Argentina’s World Cup glory in Qatar.

There is also Manchester City forward Erling Haaland who had a stellar debut season with City as they won the treble for the first time in the club’s history.

The FIFA Best full nominees

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

Julian Alvarez
Marcelo Brozovic
Kevin De Bruyne
Ilkay Gundogan
Erling Haaland
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi
Victor Osimhen
Declan Rice
Bernardo Silva

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Yassine Bounou
Thibaut Courtois
Andre Onana
Marc-Andre ter Stegen

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

Aitana Bonmati
Linda Caicedo
Rachel Daly
Kadidiatou Diani
Caitlin Foord
Mary Fowler
Alex Greenwood
Jennifer Hermoso
Lindsey Horan
Amanda Ilestedt
Lauren James
Sam Kerr
Mapi Leon
Hinata Miyazawa
Salma Paralluelo
Keira Walsh

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
Peter Gerhardsson
Jonatan Giraldez
Tony Gustavsson
Emma Hayes
Sarina Wiegman

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
Pep Guardiola
Simone Inzaghi
Ange Postecoglou
Luciano Spalletti

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Mackenzie Arnold
Ann-Katrin Berger
Catalina Coll
Mary Earps
Christiane Endler
Zecira Musovic
Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil

The FIFA Fan Award
Club Atlético Colón fan
Fran Hurndall
Miguel Ángel, Millonarios fan


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