LB presents the Full Story of a Nigerian Football Genius with the name “Vic“. Our Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.The Life and Rise of Victor Osimhen. Image Credits: Vanguard, NigerianNewsDirect and Twitter
The analysis involves his early life/ family background, education/career buildup, early career life, road to fame, rise to fame story, relationship life, personal life, family facts, lifestyle and other little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows he is a supremely-talented striker with an eye for scoring beautiful goals. However, only a few consider Victor Osimhen’s biography which is quite interesting. Now without further ado, let’s begin.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Life and Family Background
Starting off, his full names are Victor James Osimhen. Victor Osimhen as he often called was born on the 29th day of December 1998 to his late mother and father, Elder Patrick Osimhen in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. He was the last of six children born to his lovely parents pictured below.
Victor’s parents have their family origin from Southern Nigeria precisely Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State in Nigeria. His family surname which is “Osimhen” means ‘God is good’ in the native Ishan dialect.
Like many notable footballers in Southern Nigeria, Victor Osimhen came from a poor family background. Before he was born, his parents made the decision to relocate to the city of “Lagos” the economic capital of Nigeria. Even while at Lagos, the family faced hardship, one which was so biting that little Victor, then a toddler, was made to face scorching sun in Lagos traffic where the mother used to sell sachet water to supplement her paltry income.
Victor Osimhen grew up alongside his brother Andrew and 4 other siblings in Olusosun, a small community around Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. This community accommodates one of the largest dumpsites in Africa. Growing up in his formative years, Victor Osimhen hustled and hawked sachet water and other household commodities on the streets in order to raise funds for his education and family survival.(TheNationOnlineng Reports).
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Education and Career Buildup
Olusosun Primary School which he attended served as the football meeting point for all school pupils and youngsters in the community.
Every evening, lots of boys including Victor go to the footballing field to watch his elder brother who was a local football star in the community. The first born of their family whose name is Andrew abandoned his education in order to earn monies to take care of Victor and his other siblings.
Aides hawking, Victor also learnt playing football thanks to his elder brother, Andrew. He was also passionate about Chelsea FC as he watched the team play in viewing centers. He together with members of his family members were huge fans of the Nigerian team (Super Eagles). The support for the team together with his passion for playing the sport created the desire to become a professional.
Seeing that his little brother was more talented, Andrew had to abandon the game to face his newspaper business. He also threw away the idea of furthering his education so that he could raise money to help his little brother who he evisaged to be a superstar.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Career Life
It took no time before the family’s dream began to pay off as local football scouts noticed something special about Victor and then invited him to Ulitmate Strikers Academy in Lagos where he had his first successful trial.
In the year 2014, Victor Osimhen’s performance with Ultimate Strikers saw him getting invited by coach Amuneke to represent his country U-17 team. Note: The Nigeria national U-17 football team known as the Golden Eaglets, is the youngest team that represents the country of Nigeria in football. Victor Osimhen was instrumental in helping the team qualify for the U-17 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 Tournament: Victor Osimhen had a good start in the tournament as he scored two great goals on this debut, winning millions of hearts including those of European scouts around the word. Osimhen was pivotal to Nigeria’s U-17 success at the FIFA World Cup in Chile. Asides helping his country to win the competition, the talented Nigerian also bagged the highest goal scorer award after scoring 10 goals and also the FIFA U-17 World Cup Silver Ball.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Road to Fame Story
After the World Cup, it was revealed that big clubs from Europe, the likes of Arsenal, Man city, and Tottenham Hotspur, were after his services. Shockingly, Victor Osimhen rejected all offers because another middle-weight club had offered him the biggest money.
Moments after he was named the 2015 African Youth Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Abuja in January 2016, Osimhen announced to the world that he would be pursuing his professional career with German Bundesliga club, Wolfsburg. According to him, the club’s assurances plus monies was more of a morale booster for his family and that he prefers playing for the German club rather any top in Europe.
Agony in Germany: Osimhen signed a three-and-a-half-year pre-contract deal until June 2020 and made his debut in the German top-flight in May 2017. Just after four months of making his Bundesliga debut, troubles began to loom for the Nigerian. A shoulder injury made him go into surgery which brought a premature end to his first season. Finishing at this poor level, Victor Osimhen (pictured below) became so unmarketable by top club.Victor Osimhen looking hopeful as he struggled with injuries and sickness in Germany. Source Twitter.
Osimhen nightmares continued after his recovery from his shoulder injury. This time, it was sickness which took over, making him miss pre-season and most painfully, missing out on Nigeria’s 2018 world cup selections. Did you know?… He was in the hospital at the time of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Rise to Fame Story
It took Osimhen about 2 painful seasons to come out of his nightmares. The inconsistency due to injury and sickness saw him scoring zero (0) goals at Wolfsburg thereby ruining his career in the process.
Moving on, Osimhen made up his mind to go attend summer trials with Belgian clubs Zulte Waregem and Club Brugge, who at that time were the reigning champions. AGAIN, his health hit rock bottom as he fell sick of malaria which affected his physical condition and made both clubs to reject him.
On 22 August 2018 was the date the gods of football had mercy on him. It was the day Belgian club Charleroi accepted him on a season-long loan deal. Victor Osimhen made his full debut on 22 September, scoring his first goal as a professional with a backheel. After the game, Osimhen told BBC Sport that he had “found his happiness again after such a long wait“.Victor Osimhen finally found his happiness after such a long wait. Credit to Goal
The patient Nigerian had a successful spell with the Belgian side, playing 36 games and scoring 20 goals, a feat which made his club, Charleroi, activating their option to acquire him while on loan. After dominating football in Belgium, the Nigerian felt it was the right time to climb his way back as a leading African striker which he once was. In July 2019, he made an upward move in his career by signing for Lille OSC.
Rather than crumble with shoulder injuries and malaria, the Nigerian striker grew from strength to strength, enduring a meteoric rise to prominence to become AGAIN, one of football’s hottest properties Africa. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Relationship Life
With his rise to fame in Europe, it is certain that most fans would have made inquiries on whether Victor Osimhen, as at the time of writing, has a girlfriend.
There is no denying the fact that Osimhen’s endearing qualities including handsomeness, loyalty, hard work and humility wouldn’t make ladies believe he would make a better boyfriend.
Before getting famous, it was alleged that Oshimen dated an adorable girl who goes by the name Blessing. During their relationship period, both lovers regularly shared each other’s pictures on Instagram. Osimhen’s alleged relationship with his girlfriend was made public for about 2 years before he decided to delete traces of her from every single one of his social media handles.
Since after her information was wiped out on his social media, rumors kept existing, which claimed that Blessing wasn’t Osimhen’s girlfriend but his betroded wife. Checking through his social media handle, there exists no information on his alleged wedding or marriage to Blessing. However, it is still possible that he might be married to her but prefers not to make it public.
As at the time of writing, Osimhen appears to be single and has preferred to focus on his career rather than looking for a girlfriend or making public his relationship.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Personal Life
Getting to know Victor Osimhen Personal life away from football would help you get a better picture of his person. Starting of, he is someone who knows the true meaning of preservation and perseverance, the message which is always on his Whatsapp profile pic.
“I wasn’t disturbed in any way by some of the negative comments and stuff that was written about me during my period at Wolfsburg,”. Again, by these words of his, you could easily deduce he is a fighter.
Apart from soccer, Osimhen loves listening to Contemporary R&B music with his favorite still remaining “I believe I can fly”, the hit track sand by music star R Kelly. Sometimes, he sings Kelly’s song in his own way during his goal celebrations. In the area of local Nigerian music, Osimhen sticks with Olamide and his favorite track from the Nigerian hip-hop artist is ‘sitting on the throne’.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Family Life
Victor Osimhen, who happens to be the breadwinner of his family is glad to have forged his family’s own path toward financial independence all thanks to football. All family members (as observed below) who stood by him during his dark moments are presently enjoying the full devidents which professional football brings.Victor Osimhen Family members. Credit to NigerianNewsDirect
About Victor Osimhen’s Father: Pa Patrick Osimhen is the sole surviving parent and biological father of Victor Osimhen. He was once the manager of his son until 2015 when he handed over the responsibility of the management to French agent Oliver Noah of Noga Sports Management.
When Patrick Osimhen was the legal guardian of his son, he ran into issues with other agents trying to bypass him in a bid to earn monies from his son’s transfer to Wolfsburg. These set of persons while trying to bypass him, preferred to deal with his first son, Andrew Osimhen over contract negotiations for Victor Osimhen.
About Victor Osimhen’s Mother: According to reports, it appears the mother of Victor Osimhen’s is late. The Nigerian striker as at the time of writing honour his mother by having her photo as his profile image on his instagram account.
Victor Osimhnen Siblings: Victor has six siblings in total and Andrew Osimhen is more popular than every one of his siblings. Victor Osimhen’s love for his sisters have no bounds. Did you know?… He once dedicated his Golden Boot Award to one of his sister after she gave birth to a baby girl just at the time he won the award, around November 2015.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Lifestyle
As at the time of writing, Victor Osimhen market value has rising above 13,00 mil. € according to Transfer Market. As observed through his social media handle, this monies in wages doest tranform into a glamorous lifestyle easily noticable by a handfull of impressive cars, mansions and sometimes, girls.
Looking back from his harsh upbringing and poor family background, it is certain that Osimhen should be well grounded and should know how to manage his monies.
Victor Osimhen Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Untold Facts
Family Dispute: The future of Victor Osimhen was once thrown into confusion following a family crisis over his transfer. Members of his family were against one another over who should represent the player.
According to online reports, Osimhen’s uncle, Michael, once lead a faction of agents while Andrew, his elder arrowhead of the other group. Both groups had their agents who fought over transfer monies and the the authentic rights to represent the player. The family crisis got a new dimension when reports also emerged in the media that the Osimhen’s father was beaten by thugs over his refusal to endorse the player’s move to Wolfsburg. It was later de-bunked to be false. It took sometime before the family crisis ended.
The Lucky Nursery Nigerian Club: On January 1, 2017, Victor Osimhen was transferred for $3,970,225 to German club VfL Wolfsburg from Ultimate Striker Academy, a local club in Lagos.
Did you know?… The transfer fee made him one of the most expensive players to be signed directly from a nursery team in Africa to a top European team. Calculating this exchange rate as at the time of writing, Ultimate Strikers academy earned a whopping sum of 1.4 billion Naira from Victor Osimhen transfer.
Why he Excelled in Belgium: Lots of Nigerians prefer to start their European career at the Belgian First Division A. This league has been a Mecca for Nigerian footballers over the years and the one which gave Victor Osimhen his European football success.
Did you know?… Nigerian former super eagles coach late Stephen Keshi that actually led the exodus of Nigerian talents to fill up Belgium in the late 1980s. The likes of Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba, Sunday Oliseh and Alloy Agu all started their career in Belgium. Note: it was at Belgium Celestine Babayaro won his Ebony Shoe award for the best African player in the Belgian league.
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