Osimhen Emerges Fourth Top U-23 Scorer In Europe

Osimhen Emerges Fourth Top U-23 Scorer In Europe

Victor Osimhen has been named number four in the goalscoring charts for U-23 players across Europe’s top five leagues.

The Super Eagles striker has hammered in 10 Ligue 1 goals for Lille so far this season and shares the same number four spot with Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez in the U-23 charts.

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is currently topping that list with 14 goals for his club, while Chelsea’s striker and England teammate Tammy Abraham is listed with 13 goals to his credit as he continues to impressively lead the line for Frank Lampard’s side.

French boy, Kylian Mbappe sits at the third position with 11 goals, whereas Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, (9 goals), is tied with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, (9 goals).

Everton’s Richarlison and teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin have both have eight goals apiece this season.

Mikel Oyarzabal is number 10 in the U-23 goalscoring charts with seven for Real Sociedad; the La Liga outfit hunt for an unlikely Champions League spot.

Meanwhile, Osimhen, 21, was the youngest to reach 10 goals in any of Europe’s top five leagues this season.

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The Nigerian was 20 years and 357 days when he scored against Monaco in a 5-1 demolition on December 21, 2019.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago