Super Eagles and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has become the first African player to win the Serie A Golden Shoe for scoring the most goals in the 2022/23 campaign.
He has scored 26 goals in 32 games, beating his closest rival, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez to win the coveted “Capocannoniere” award.
Osimhen scored 25 goals ahead of Sunday’s Napoli game against Sampdoria. He then scored from the penalty spot to add another to his list as his club won 2-0.
“This season has been fantastic for me, my teammates and Napoli. We deserve this,” Osimhen told DAZN before discussing whether he could leave in a big-money summer transfer.
“I don’t know, the president has to decide that. I love the people of Naples, they have given me so much love. For me, I don’t mind, the president decides and I’ll go with the flow.”
Osimhen’s goals were instrumental in helping the club win its first league title in 33 years and its third overall.
The striker is Napoli’s fourth Capocannoniere in the post-war period after Diego Maradona in 1987-88 (when Milan won the title), Edinson Cavani in 2012-13 and Gonzalo Higuain in 2015-16, both with Juventus winning the Scudetto .
Osimhen has beaten George Weah’s record of 47 goals in the top Italian league
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