Victor Osimhen profile: Net worth, salary, and girlfriend

Victor Osimhen profile: Net worth, salary, and girlfriend
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Victor Osimhen is a household name in Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The Nigeria Super Eagle helped Napoli win the Italian title for the first time in 33 years in the 2022/23 season, topping the scoring charts with 26 goals from 32 Serie A matches.

Osimhen's stats, eye for goal, and ability to link with the midfield has made him a unique asset, one which Napoli want to keep. The club rejected massive bids from Saudi Arabia for the Nigerian striker last transfer window.

With the European season coming to an end and the striker most likely to leave Napoli, let's delve into the life of Osimhen, his early life, career, family, net worth, state of origin and lots more.

Read on to get a comprehensive picture of how much Osimhen earns in Napoli, his current market value, and contract extension.

Victor Osimhen childhood

Victor Osimhen in the new Napoli kit
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The Napoli striker was born Victor James Osimhen in Lagos, Nigeria, on 29 December 1998 to Patrick Osimhen and his now late wife. He hails from Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, and is the last of six children.

Osimhen (which means ‘God is good') learned much of the football skills from his elder brother, Andrew. His parents moved to Lagos just before he was born, but life was hard for the family in his early years.

He hustled and hawked sachet water and other items to support his family. His elder brother dropped out from school to join the struggle and support the family, and in their spare time they played football along with friends in their neighbourhood.

Victor Osimhen early career

Victor Osimhen barks orders
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Osimhen started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos, where he successfully underwent trial. Soon after, he was invited by coach Emmanuel Amuneke, to represent Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets.

He got his first start in the U-17 team in a 2014 friendly match. In 2015, he was part of Nigeria's U-17 team which participated in the African U-17 Championship in Niger.

He scored two goals in his debut and he said one of his best goals was his second goal against Zambia.

He said the goal was very good because it was a solid reflection of what he had learned in training under coach Amuneke which is “accuracy first, before power.”

He also believed it was a great tournament because the team was able to achieve their objective of qualifying for the World Cup in Chile later that year.

Victor Osimhen rise to fame

The world did not know much about Osimhen until he scored an unprecedented 10 goals to help Nigeria emerge champions of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

After the U-17 World Cup, Osimhen caught the attention of English clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.

But just after he was named Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja in January 2016, he announced he would pursue his professional career at Wolfsburg in Germany.

He looked at what the German club offered and the prospects of developing his career there.

Osimhen signed a three-and-a-half-year deal until June 2020 and made his debut in the German top-flight in May 2017 as a substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Osimhen with SSC Napoli
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However, the Nigerian was plagued with injuries and lack of fitness at Wolfsburg. He never reached his full potential at the club, and was loaned out to Charleroi in Belgium.

Fortunately, the Super Eagles hitman exploded at Sporting Charleroi, scoring 20 times and earning a €12 million move to Lille.

He scored 18 goals for Lille in France in his first season, with his performances convincing then-Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso to bring the striker to Napoli. The Serie A club paid an initial €50 million to secure his services in 2020, and the rest is history.

Victor Osimhen state of origin

Victor Osimhen state of origin is Edo State with his Local Government Area identified as Esan LGA.

Although Victor Osimhen was not born or raised in Edo State but Lagos State, the striker knows his roots and is loved by his native people.

Osimhen nominated for 2023 Ballon d’Or award

After what was a memorable 2022/23 campaign for Napoli, Osimhen has been nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

The award is one of the most prestigious individual awards in football. The nomination follows his outstanding performances in the just concluded season.

Osimhen played a starring role as he spear-headed Napoli’s Serie A title last season — which was the club’s first in 33 years.

The Super Eagles striker also scored 26 league goals to become the league’s highest goalscorer, also becoming the first African footballer to achieve that feat.

At the Ballon d'Or gala, Lionel Messi was awarded the coveted prize, the 8th in his illustrious career.

Victor Osimhen net worth

Victor Osimhen is estimated to have a net worth of $10m to $12m as of 2024. The Super Eagles hitman is the highest paid Nigerian abroad, with current club Napoli having extended his contract last December.

There is a substantial increase in his market value after the contract extension with clubs expected to pay up to €120m to get his services.

His stock has been on the rise ever since he helped Napoli win the Serie A. Many clubs from Europe and beyond have registered interest in the striker but none have succeeded in pricing him away from the Serie A champions just yet.

Victor Osimhen cars

Victor Osimhen keeps his private life private. Although he does not share any of his cars on his social media accounts, Osimhen has been spotted with some expensive cars.

The exotic Mercedes G-Wagen, delivered in 2021 and costing N65,000,000, is part of the striker's car collection. Osimhen also owns a Rolls-Royce, luxury vans, and other beautiful cars.

Victor Osimhen salary at Napoli

Osimhen is Napoli's highest earner with a salary of €246,538 weekly, and a gross base salary of €12,820,000 for the 2023/24 season.

He earns €5m (N2.5bn) annually with the Italian champions, but it could change soon with Napoli lining up a massive contract for the striker.

Victor Osimhen market value

The 24-year-old Nigeria Super Eagles forward has managed to establish himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the world, winning the award for the Serie A Best Striker in 2023.

After recording the best performance of his career in the 2022/2023 Italian Serie A season, and extending his contract for a further one year, his market value has skyrocketed, with Napoli expected to sell the player within the region of €110m to €130m.

With top European teams on the lookout for strikers, it's only a matter of time before Osimhen leaves Napoli in a record-breaking move.

Does Victor Osimhen have a girlfriend?

Victor Osimhen has a girlfriend. He's currently dating a German lady named Stefanie Kim Ladewig.

Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen with his girlfriend
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The couple are understood to have met during Osimhen's playing days at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

We don't know the exact time the couple started their relationship, but what we do know is that Osimhen and Stefanie have been together since then.

They also have a daughter named Hailey, who was born in 2022.

Victor Osimhen houses

Victor Osimhen is believed to own properties in and outside Nigeria. However, at the moment, we don’t have a record of any yet.

Frequently Asked Questions about Victor Osimhen

Is Chelsea interested in Osimhen?

Chelsea is interested in signing Osimhen but the Nigerian striker will decide where to go at the end of the 2023/24 season.

How rich is Osimhen?

Osimhen is the richest player in the current Nigeria Super Eagles squad. He has a net worth of $10 to $12 million as of 2024.

How much is Osimhen's salary per week?

Victor Osimhen is the highest-paid player in Napoli, with a weekly salary of €246,538.

How many goals has Osimhen scored this season?

As at the time of writing, Victor Osimhen has scored 16 goals across all competitions for Napoli in the 2023/24 season.

How old is Osimhen?

Born 29 December 1998, Victor Osimhen is 25 years old as of 2024.

Why does Osimhen wear a mask?

Victor Osimhen wears a mask primarily for protection. The 24-year-old underwent facial surgery after colliding with Inter Milan defender Skriniar in a Serie A clash in October 2021.

Is Osimhen coming to Chelsea?

Victor Osimhen remains of interest to a number of top clubs across Europe, including Chelsea. At the time of writing, no one knows for sure where the Nigerian will play next season.

How much did Osimhen cost?

Napoli paid Lille €70m for Osimhen in 2020, but the striker's selling price has now risen to €120m in 2024.

Who is the highest-paid in Napoli?

Victor Osimhen is Napoli's highest-earning player in this 2023/24 season, with a weekly salary of €246, 538.

Who is Napoli's best player now?

Victor Osimhen is currently Napoli's best player.

Who is Napoli's top scorer this season?

At the time of writing, Osimhen is the top scorer for Napoli this season with 16 goals across all competitions.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.