After yet another outstanding campaign, Osimhen has become the first Nigerian to win the men’s award since Kanu Nwankwo in 1999.
Few people anticipated Napoli’s triumph last summer, but his goals helped them win their first Serie A championship since Maradona’s time.
Asisat Oshoala of Barcelona, a fellow countrywoman of Oshimen, was also named Female Player of the Year. Six times around, she has triumphed, setting a record after leading Barcelona to Champions League success.
To keep her title, the 29-year-old striker defeated Barbara Banda of Zambia and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa.