Victor Osimhen Emerges Serie A U-23 Player Of The Season
Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has won the Serie A U-23 player of the season award.
The 22-year-old beat the likes of Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca to the award.
The rankings for the award were made courtesy of the advanced analysis of Stats Perform from the tracking data recorded with the Hawk-Eye system.
The ranking system which is scientifically validated was patented in 2010 with K-Sport.
It evaluates data and technical events as well as positional data.
This enables the analysis of important aspects like movement without the ball, optimal movements, game choices, and the contribution to the technical and physical efficiency of the team which allows an objective and qualitative evaluation of a player’s performance.
This is Osimhen’s second Serie A award, as he was also voted the player of the month for March.
Osimhen began his football sojourn in Europe with Wolfsburg in 2017.
He then joined Lille in 2019 and after just one season in France Napoli signed the Nigerian for a club-record fee of €70 million.
He has scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 31 games in all competitions for Napoli this season.