Osimhen beats Gavi, Valverde to Globe Soccer Awards

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has emerged as the best young player of the year 2022, winning the glamorous 2022 Globe Soccer Awards for his excellent performance this season.

“Congratulations to Victor Osimhen on winning the 2022 #GlobeSoccer Award for POWER HORSE EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR” according to a statement from official Globe Soccer Awards Twitter official Twitter handle @Globe_Soccer

The prestigious award took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday, three days before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Osimhen, Gavi and Valverde were the three finalists for the ‘Emerging Player Of The Year’ in Dubai and the Nigeria international has beaten the Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielders.

The other nominees that did not make it to the final were Hareb Abdullah, Julian Alvarez, Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Francisco Conceiçao, Ryan Gravenberch, Josko Gvardiol, Nuno Mendes, Ilaix Moriba, Jamal Musiala, Pedri, Bukaio Saka and Milan star Rafael Leao.

Osimhen has had a stunning start to the season at the Stadio Maradona thanks to his 10 goals in 14 appearances across all competitions.

There are other candidates for Serie A such as Cristiano Giuntoli, Paolo Maldini and Fredric Massara for the Best Sporting Director Of The Year, Paolo Scaroni as one of the possible Best Presidents, while Carlo Ancelotti and José Mourinho are candidates for the Best Coach Of The Year.

Osimhen hasn’t stopped since he returned from the injury. The Nigerian forward is unstoppable and represents Napoli’s added value.

The 23-year-old Napolis striker, who joined the Serie A leaders for a reported €75m fee in September 2020, has been in the form of his life and has been rated Napoli’s best player of the season and perhaps one of the best in the Serie A.

With his performance at Napoli, the Italian side are one of the most exciting teams to watch in Europe and top Serie A with 41 points, and 37 goals in 15 games. They put four past Liverpool in the Champions League and scored 20 goals in the group stage.

Osimhen has also been nominated for the Serie A player of the month for November.

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