Victor Osimhen scored his one hundredth profession aim on Friday evening throughout Napoli’s 2-0 win towards Sassulo, changing into one of many 5 quickest gamers to perform the feat.
Scoring in his 197th cap, the Nigerian has racked up his century quicker than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and with unimaginable aptitude, too, hitting the ball previous the goalkeeper from an not possible angle simply off the baseline.
For comparability, World Cup winner Argentina scored his century after 210 video games, whereas Ronaldo, the world’s prime scorer, bagged his ton after 301 video games.
After making his skilled debut with Wolfsburg in 2017, Osimhen hung out at RSC Charleroi and Lille, earlier than transferring to Napoli in 2020, the place he would rating 47 targets for the Serie A aspect in simply 85 video games.
Eighteen of these targets would come this season, with the 24-year-old now sitting six targets clear on the prime of the Serie A Golden Boot ladder, whereas his aspect aren’t doing too dangerous both: topping the Italian first division due to his goalscoring type.
Victor Osimhen has turn into one of many quickest gamers to achieve 100 profession targets in historical past
Osimhen has now crushed Lionel Messi (pictured) scoring 100 targets in simply 197 video games
In truth, he has arguably been instrumental in Napoli’s rise to the highest, scoring in all of Napoli’s earlier seven league video games, serving to them go unbeaten because the first week of January.
His prolific begin to his profession means he now ranks because the third quickest participant to attain 100 profession targets.
However two huge names stand earlier than him, one being World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, who achieved his century after 180 video games.
And the opposite, who heads the account, is none apart from Erling Haaland, from Manchester Metropolis, whose scoring streak at Borussia Dortmund, RB Salzburg and Molde helped him surpass his ton after simply 146 video games.
The 24-year-old at the moment ranks as the highest scorer in Serie A, main the best way by six targets.
In the meantime, Erling Haaland is the document holder having scored 100 targets in simply 146 video games.
In the meantime, Osimhen’s record-breaking feats imply he’ll little question have elevated in worth, however he’ll now even be the primary goal for a lot of golf equipment throughout Europe.
One in every of them is Manchester United, who ‘are eyeing a transfer’ for the Napoli striker later in the summertime, which might see Erik ten Hag’s aspect bid a whopping £107m to safe his providers.
The 5 quickest gamers to 100 profession targets
haaland – 146
Mbappe – 180
Osimhen – 197
Messi – 210
Ibrahimovic – 245