Highest-scoring Super Eagles players in 2023: Osimhen, Boniface & more

Highest-scoring Super Eagles players in 2023: Osimhen, Boniface & more
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As the footballing world continues to witness the prowess of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, 2023 has seen some remarkable performances from individual players who have left an indelible mark on the pitch.

In the fusion of club and national competitions, certain players have emerged as the leading goal-scorers for the Super Eagles, showcasing their exceptional skill and goal-scoring prowess.

This article zeroes in on the top goal-scorers for the Nigerian national team, combining their contributions from both club and international fixtures.

Join us as we spotlight these prolific players who have been instrumental in the Super Eagles' success, showcasing their goal-scoring prowess and impact on the team's journey in 2023.

Who is the highest-scoring Super Eagles player in 2023?

Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen stands out as the leading goal-scorer for the Super Eagles in 2023, showcasing his exceptional prowess on national and club fronts.

With a remarkable tally of 5 goals for the Super Eagles and an impressive 29 for Napoli, Osimhen's combined total of 34 goals underscores his prolific scoring ability.

His contributions have elevated the Super Eagles on the international stage and have been pivotal in Napoli's successes, making him a standout force in the world of football.

Victor Boniface

Victor Boniface celebrates a goal
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Sharing the space with Osimhen, Victor Boniface has proven to be a formidable force in the scoring charts for the Super Eagles in 2023.

With 1 goal for the national team and an impressive tally of 33 for his former club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and his current team Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Boniface's combined total of 34 goals highlights his significant impact on both fronts.

Cosely behind is Gift Orban who has notched up 32 goals as well in 2023 for Gent across all competitions. He's yet to find the net for Nigeria.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Terem Moffi

Kelechi Iheanacho and Terem Moffi emerge as standout contributors, each boasting a commendable total of 15 goals.

While Moffi secured 14 goals for his club and 1 for the national team, Iheanacho's tally comprises 2 goals for the Nigerian national team and an impressive 13 for his club.

Despite their equal total goals, Iheanacho's additional goal underscores his prolific scoring form, demonstrating his crucial role in both national and club competitions.

Together, these dynamic players exemplify the depth and diversity of goal-scoring talent within the Super Eagles' ranks.

Highest-scoring Super Eagles players in 2023

This table provides a concise overview of the goal-scoring contributions of the highest-scoring Super Eagles players in 2023, combining both their goals for the national team and their respective clubs.

Player Goals for Nigeria Goals for Club Total Goals
Victor Osimhen 5 29 34
Victor Boniface 1 33 34
Gift Orban 0 32 32
Terem Moffi 1 16 17
Ademola Lookman 1 15 16
Kelechi Iheanacho 2 13 15
Taiwo Awoniyi 1 10 11
Samuel Chukwueze 1 9 10

Table last updated: 21 December 2023

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.