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Victor Osimhen’s accomplishment as the highest-scoring Nigerian in the Italian top division has been acknowledged by Napoli.

After scoring in Napoli’s tense 2-1 away victory at Atalanta last weekend, Osimhen surpassed Simy Nwankwo’s previous record of 31 goals.

With 32 goals, the 23-year-old currently holds the record.

Given the variety of Nigerian strikers that have previously competed in Serie A, it’s an impressive accomplishment.

Former Italian first-flight players include Obafemi Martins, Stephen Makinwa, and Obinna Nsofor.

Napoli celebrated their goal on social media.

“@victorosimhen9’s goal against Atalanta at the weekend saw him become the top-scoring Nigerian in @SerieA_EN of all time! ForzaNapoliSempre, ” the Serie A leaders tweeted.

If Osimhen scores again against Empoli today, he would tie Arkadiusz Milik’s record for most goals in a single season in Serie A.

Milik was the last Napoli player to score goals in five straight games.

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