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Soccer News of Thursday, 12 January 2023


Osimhen shortlisted for FIFA 2023 team of the year

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen

Napoli Starman Victor Osimhen has been nominated for FIFA 2023 team of the year.

The 24-year-old's brilliant performances for both club and country in the past year clearly didn't go unnoticed as it has earned him a nomination among some of the elite players in world football.

Osimhen has been in remarkable form for Napoli this season, scoring 11 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions this season.

The Super Eagle is also the top scorer in Serie A with 10 goals, two more than Inter's Lautaro Martinez, Marco Arnautovic and M'Bala Nzola.

The ex-Lille Striker has also guided the Naples-based team to open a seven-point gap at the top of the Serie A.

Osimhen will battle for the spot with some fine attacking talents in Europe with the likes of Karim Benzema, Neymar, Vinícius Jnr., Ousmane Dembélé, João Félix, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Cody Gakpo, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mané, Kylian Mbappé, Christopher Nkunku, Darwin Núñez, Mohammed Salah, Heung Min Son, Dusan Vlahovic, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann.

Voting has begun and is open to fans to select their best players in the various categories based on merit, according to football's governing body, FIFA.

Voting ends on January 17 and the final list will be announced two days later.