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Victor Osimhen bags 100th career goal faster than Messi, Ronaldo

Victor Osimhen has bagged his 100th career goal in his 197th game faster than football greats, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Napoli striker was on target yesterday in Napoli’s 0-2 win away to Sassuolo to further strengthen thier grip on Serie A table with 18 points.

The win didn’t come without a milestone for the Super Eagles talisman as he grabbed Luciano Spalletti’s side second goal of the night after Kvaratskhelia’s opener which now ranks him among the top five fastest players to score 100 goals.

For comparison, the Argentinian World Cup winner scored his century after 210 games, while Ronaldo, the world’s greatest goalscorer, bagged his ton after 301 games.

After making his professional debut for Wolfsburg in 2017, Victor Osimhen spent time at RSC Charleroi and Lille, before moving to Napoli in 2020, where he would score 47 goals for the Serie A side in just 85 games.

Eighteen of those strikes would come this season, with the 24-year-old now sitting six goals clear at the top of the Serie A Golden Boot ladder, while his club side aren’t doing too bad either – topping the Italian first division thanks to his goalscoring form.

Deservedly crowned the Serie A player for the month of January, one could say he has been pivotal in Napoli’s rise to the top, scoring in all seven of Napoli’s previous league games, helping them go undefeated since the first week of January

His prolific start to his career means he now ranks as the third fastest player to score 100 career goals.

But two big names stand in front of him, one is World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, who achieved his century after 180 games.

And the other, who leads the tally, is none other than Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who’s scoring spree at Borussia Dortmund, RB Salzburg and Molde helped him to surpass his ton after a mere 146 matches.

Osimhen’s record breaking feats, meanwhile, mean he’ll no doubt have increased his value, but will also now be a number one target for many clubs around Europe.

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