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Osimhen bags AIC footballer of the year award

In recognition of his outstanding performance with the Neopolitans the last season, Victor Osimhen, Napoli striker has won the Italian Footballers’ Association Footballer of the Year award.

Aside from the team, coach, club, and goal of the season awards, there were additional honors given out at the award presentation on Monday night.

Osimhen’s 26 goals were instrumental in helping the Partenopei win their first Scudde in 33 years.

This feat has also seen the Nigerian nominated for many awards, including the FIFA Best and Balon d’Or.

He was also included in the Serie team of the year alongside Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Despite a tougher start to the 2023-24 campaign and recent struggles with injury, Osimhen has continued his impressive goals-per-game ratio, with six from 10 after the 14 games.

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