Victor Osimhen: Nigeria’s U17 Goal assassin


Apart from retaining the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Nigeria scooped the top awards at the 2015 edition of the cadet tournament with Victor Osimhen top scorer on a record-breaking 10 goals.

Osimhen who is now the highest goal scorer in the history of the U-17 World Cup with 10 goals, won the adidas golden boot and the adidas golden ball.

Victor Osimhen

Even before the tournament kicked off in Chile, Victor Osimhen was touted as a favourite to win the Golden Ball, having scored 39 goals in 71 outings for his country at that point, and finished as top scorer at the U-17 African Championship in March.

Victor Osimhen

Osimhen put his side 1-0 up on four occasions and his effort in the final – his tenth goal overall – set a new tournament record, beating the previous best-mark set by Côte d’Ivoire’s Souleymane Coulibaly in 2011 and France’s Florent Sinama Pongolle in 2001.

There goes our national hero and Man Crush.