Victor Osimhen

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Victor James Osimhen (born 29 December 1998) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team. Regarded as one of the best players in the world, he is known for his elite finishing, pace, strength and athleticism. Born in Nigeria, Osimhen began his senior career in Germany at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Osimhen has received more than 5,426,646 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Victor Osimhen is the 1,607th most popular soccer player (up from 5,268th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 69th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 51.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Victor Osimhen ranks 1,607 out of 21,273Before her are Manuel Velázquez, Manuel Seoane, André Schürrle, Barry Hulshoff, Kuniharu Nakamoto, and Jørn Andersen. After her are Silas Pereira, Miralem Pjanić, László Cseh, Rigobert Song, Josep Escolà, and Arne Brustad.

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Among people born in 1998, Victor Osimhen ranks 3Before her are Kylian Mbappé, and Shawn Mendes. After her are Hunter Schafer, Achraf Hakimi, Moonbin, Martin Ødegaard, Éder Militão, Dani Olmo, Randal Kolo Muani, Jules Koundé, and Federico Valverde.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Victor Osimhen ranks 22 out of 309Before her are Francis Arinze (1932), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Rashidi Yekini (1963), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), and Amos Tutuola (1920). After her are Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Nana Asmaʼu (1793), Tijani Babangida (1973), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Shehu Shagari (1925), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Victor Osimhen ranks 3Before her are Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), and Rashidi Yekini (1963). After her are Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Tijani Babangida (1973), Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Finidi George (1971), and Victor Ikpeba (1973).