How Victor Osimhen’s Headers Is Keeping Napoli In Serie A Title Race


Four goals in three matches mean Victor Osimhen is a striker on fire for Napoli in Serie A.

A further 11 goals in 20 matches, with six from headers, is showing a different side to Osimhen’s goalscoring ability.

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Osimhen: A New Scoring Ability

Victor Osimhen has now scored six goals with his head this season.

The report says doctors predicted he will have a phobia for headers after his facial injury but Osimhen powers on. 


Before this season, Osimhen scored ten goals with none via his head in the 20/21 season.

Also, at Lille, he could only notch a single goal via a header in a UCL game against Chelsea out of 18 goals.

The brace was a way to end five months without a goal in front of Napoli fans. And the 70,000th Serie A goal.

Before the brace, he struggled for goals at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium since October 2021.

However, Victor Osimhen becomes the 4th African player to hit a double in back to back season in Serie A.

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Victor Osimhen Headers in Last 4 Seasons:

• 36 games = 20 ⚽ (2018/19)

• 38 games = 18 ⚽ (2019/20) scored one header vs Chelsea

• 24 games = 10 ⚽ (2020/21) scored two

• Napoli (28 games) = 15 ⚽ (2021/22)on 6 already and counting.

Osimhen’s heading stats courtesy of Whoscored

The new goalscoring ability is in good company, with some top stars leading the way.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has had 111 headed goals in his career, is the footballer to have scored the most goals using his head.

However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner isn’t the only player capable of scoring headed goals efficiently.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Ramos, and Robert Lewandowski are some of the renowned players known for their massive number of goals using the head.

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  1. […] had churned and is still churning out the quality in the attacking department, with Victor Osimhen scoring four, equaling records set by Elikana Onyeali and Rashidi Yekini, for the same amount of goals scored in […]

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