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Victor Osimhen, Africa’s most expensive player – biography, family, football career, siblings, relationship

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was born in Olusosun Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th of December in 1998. He is the last of his parents 6 children. Here’s the African star’s biography:


Before he was born, his parents reloacted to Lagos and hil ein lagos they faced economic hardships to the extent that Victor’s elder brother Andrew quit going to school so he could be a newspaper vendor.

As a child, Victor Osimhen would hawk sachet water and other things he could sell in traffic under the scorching sun to help supplement his mother’s meagre income.

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Victor and his whole family.

The star attended Olusosun Primary School where his passion started by him playing with other boys in the local team matches in a nearby field. He says his elder brother played an important role in cementing his passions for football.

He used to visit the public viewing centre to watch his favourite teams pay. His love for the game grew form the support he would get from his parents and his siblings which made him have a great desire to become a footballer.

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Victor and his sister Blessing.

Football Career

Osimhen began his senior career in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017. Following a season and a half at the club, he moved to Belgian side Charleroi on loan in 2018–19, before moving to France at Lille.

With the French side, he was nominated the club’s Player of the Season.

In 2020 Osimhen transferred to Serie A club Napoli for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.

Salary and Net-worth

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In September 2020 Victor Osimhen signed a contract with SSC Napoli that nets him a whopping salary of 5 Million Euro (4.6 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €24,787 (£22,729) per day and €1,033 (£947) per hour!

Per year€5,000,000£4,584,900
Per month€416,667£382,075
Per week€101,626£93,189
Per day€24,787£22,729
Per hour€1,033£947
Per minute€17.21£15.78
Per second€0.29£0.26

Net Worth & Market Value

Net Worth:27 Million Euro (24.8 Million Pound)
Market Value:70 Million Euro (64.2 Million Pound)

The Nigerian born centre forward is one of the hottest prospect in the world and recently signed for Napoli for a fee of 70 Million Euro (64.2 Million Pound), his market value is estimated to be north of that figure. Vicky’s 5-year contract with the Naples club puts his net worth in the region of 27 Million Euro (24.8 Million Pound).


Single but might be living with his girlfriend Stephanie – he hasn’t confirmed yet.

Other facts about Victor

  • Favourite childhood teams – Chelsea FC , Nigerian Super Eagles
  • Height – 1.86m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Team – SSC Napoli
  • Position – striker
  • Number – 9
  • Nickname – Vicky
  • Eye colour – brown

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Source: Victor Osimhen Instagram