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Victor Osimhen Nominated for 2023 FIFA Player of the Year Award

Nigeria and Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen has made the list of the FIFA Football Awards nominees for 2023

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 14th September 2023
Victor Osimhen

Nigerian football star, Victor Osimhen, has garnered yet another prestigious nomination, this time for the 2023 Best FIFA Player of the Year award. Osimhen joins an elite group of global football stars, including Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, and Kylian Mbappe, in the highly-anticipated nomination list.


In a list that features some of the brightest talents in the football world, Victor Osimhen stands out as the sole African nominee. This recognition comes as a testament to his remarkable achievements, notably helping Napoli clinch their first league title in 33 years.


The Best FIFA Player of the Year award is a testament to the international acclaim Osimhen has earned. His remarkable performances on the pitch have captured the attention of fans and experts alike, propelling him to the pinnacle of the sport.



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Victor Osimhen faces stiff competition from football luminaries such as Lionel Messi, who has consistently redefined excellence throughout his career, Erling Haaland, the emerging young talent who has taken the football world by storm, Kevin De Bruyne, the midfield maestro, and Kylian Mbappe, a prodigious talent with incredible speed and skill.


The winner of this prestigious award will be decided through a comprehensive voting process involving an international jury. This panel comprises national team captains and coaches, distinguished journalists, and football enthusiasts from across the globe. Their combined votes will determine the recipient of the 2023 Best FIFA Player of the Year award.


Football aficionados, fans, and enthusiasts worldwide will eagerly await the announcement of the winner at the FIFA The Best Awards ceremony scheduled for January 17, 2024. This event promises to be a celebration of football excellence, with the world’s best players vying for the coveted title.


It’s worth noting that Victor Osimhen’s nomination for the FIFA Player of the Year award comes on the heels of his inclusion in the list of nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award, one of football’s most prestigious individual honors.


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