Nigeria international Victor Osimhen, has been named the ’emerging player of the year’ at the 2022 Globe Soccer Awards.
The 23-year-old Napoli forward was given the prestigious award at the gala which was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday.
“Congratulations to Victor Osimhen on winning the 2022 #GlobeSoccer Award for POWER HORSE EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR” according to a statement from official Globe Soccer Awards Twitter official Twitter handle @Globe_Soccer
The prestigious award took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday, three days before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Osimhen, Gavi and Valverde were the three finalists for the ‘Emerging Player Of The Year’ in Dubai and the Nigeria international has beaten the Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielders.
The Nigerian international also tops Serie A’s goal-scoring chart with league football going on break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
In other categories, Karim Benzema was named the ‘best men’s player of the year’, Carlo Ancelloti scooped the ‘best manager’.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Best defender of all time: Sergio Ramos
Executive career award: Adriano Galliani (Monza)
Coach Career Award: Unai Emery
Best Youth Team Of The Year: Benfica
Transfer of the Year: Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Best Scout Of The Year: Juni Calafat (Real Madrid)
Best Agent Of The Year: Jorge Mendes
TikTok Fans’ Player Of The Year: Mohamed Salah
Player Career Award: Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romario
Best Sporting Director Of The Year: Maldini and Massara
Best President Of The Year: Florentino Perez (Real Madrid)
Best Coach Of The Year: Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
Best Women’s Club Of The Year: Lyon
Best Men’s Club Of The Year: Real Madrid
Best Women’s Player Of The Year: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
Emerging Player Of The Year: Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
Best Men’s Player Of The Year: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)