Golden Eaglets striker Victor Osimhen is set to create history at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.
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).
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
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;
8-Marcel Witeczek (Germany), 5-William (Brazil), 4-Bella Momoh (Nigeria)
5-Yuri Nikiforov (Russia), 5-Moussa Traore (Guinea), 4-Sergei Arutyunian (Russia), 4-Philip Osondu (Nigeria)
3-Fode Camara (Guinea), 3-Tulipa (Portugal), 3-Khaled Jasem (Bahrain)
4-Adriano (Brazil), 4-Nii Odartey Lamptey (Ghana), 3-Jorge Toledano (Mexico)
6-Wilson Oruma (Nigeria), 5-Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), 5-Manuel Neira (Chile), 5-Peter Anosike (Nigeria)
5-Daniel Allsopp (Australia), 5-Mohamed Al Kathiri (Oman), 4-Fernando Gatti (Argentina)
7-David Villa (Spain), 5-Hashim Saleh (Oman), 4-Seydou Keita (Mali)
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)
5-Cesc Fabregas (Spain), 5-Carlos Hidalgo (Colombia), 5-Manuel Curto (Portugal)
5-Carlos Vela (Portugal), 4-Nuri Sahin (Turkey), 4-Tevfik Kose (Turkey)
7-Macauley Chrisantus (Nigeria), 6-Ransford Osei (Ghana), 5-Toni Kroos (Germany)
5-Borja (Spain), 5-Sani Emmanuel (Nigeria), 5-Sebastian Gallegos (Uruguay)
9-Souleymane Coulibaly (Cote d’Ivoire), 6-Samed Yesil (Germany), 5-Adryan (Brazil)
7-Valmir Berisha (Sweden), 6-Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), 6-Boschilia (Brazil)
Can Osimhen overtake this football legends?
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