Golden Eaglets striker Victor Osimhen is set to create history at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

Victor Osimhen (right) chasing the ball with a USA defender. The Eaglets won 2 - 0

Victor Osimhen (right) chasing the ball with a USA defender. The Eaglets won 2 – 0

The Nigerian striker is looking the record created by Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly who were top scorers at the championship at Trinidad & Tobago 2001 and Mexico 2011 respectively with 9 goals each.

Osimhen has nine goals in the Chile 2015 tournament and surpassed the seven- goal scoring record earlier achieved by the likes of Nigeria’s Macauley Chrisantus (2007); Spain’s David (1997); Ghana’s Ismael Addo (1999) and Sweden’s Berisha (2013).

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Osimhen opened his Chile 2015 account with a goal in the 2-0 win over the USA on the opening day. He continued with a brace in the 5-1 defeat of host Chile and. He scored Nigeria’s only goal in the 2-1 loss to Croatia in the last group stage game.

Osimhen scores against the USA

Osimhen scores against the USA

He scored a first hat trick of Chile 2015 in the 6-0 defeat of Australia in Round 16. Hescoreda goal each in the 3-0 and 2-1 win against Brazil and Mexico respectively in the quarter and semi finals.

Victor Osimhen (L) celebrates a goal with his team mates at the FIFA U17 World Championship in Chile.

Victor Osimhen (L) celebrates a goal with his team mates at the FIFA U17 World Championship in Chile.

Osimhen now has the chance to create history ahead of the  FIFA U-17 World Cup final against Mali.

The top three scores since;

1985- China

8-Marcel Witeczek (Germany), 5-William (Brazil), 4-Bella Momoh (Nigeria)

1987-Canada

5-Yuri Nikiforov (Russia), 5-Moussa Traore (Guinea), 4-Sergei Arutyunian (Russia),  4-Philip Osondu (Nigeria)

1989-Scotland

3-Fode Camara (Guinea), 3-Tulipa (Portugal), 3-Khaled Jasem (Bahrain)

1991-Italy

4-Adriano (Brazil), 4-Nii Odartey Lamptey (Ghana), 3-Jorge Toledano (Mexico)

1993-Japan

6-Wilson Oruma (Nigeria), 5-Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), 5-Manuel Neira (Chile), 5-Peter Anosike (Nigeria)

1995-Ecuador

5-Daniel Allsopp (Australia), 5-Mohamed Al Kathiri (Oman), 4-Fernando Gatti (Argentina)

1997-Egypt

7-David Villa (Spain), 5-Hashim Saleh (Oman), 4-Seydou Keita (Mali)

1999-New Zealand

7-Ismael Addo (Ghana), 4-Waleed Rasoul (Qatar), 4-Leonardo (Brazil)

2001- Trinidad & Tobago

9-Florent Sinama Pongolle (France), 5-Femi Opabunmi (Nigeria), 4-Caetano (Brazil)

2003-Finland

5-Cesc Fabregas (Spain), 5-Carlos Hidalgo (Colombia), 5-Manuel Curto (Portugal)

2005-Peru

5-Carlos Vela (Portugal), 4-Nuri Sahin (Turkey), 4-Tevfik Kose (Turkey)

2007-Korea Republic

7-Macauley Chrisantus (Nigeria), 6-Ransford Osei (Ghana), 5-Toni Kroos (Germany)

2009-Nigeria

5-Borja (Spain), 5-Sani Emmanuel (Nigeria), 5-Sebastian Gallegos (Uruguay)

2011-Mexico

9-Souleymane Coulibaly (Cote d’Ivoire), 6-Samed Yesil (Germany), 5-Adryan (Brazil)

2013-UAE

7-Valmir Berisha (Sweden), 6-Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), 6-Boschilia (Brazil)

Can Osimhen overtake this football legends?

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