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How top Nigerian strikers fared in 2023/24 European season

The 2023/2024 season has been a remarkable one for Nigerian strikers across Europe’s top leagues. This article reviews six top Nigerian forwards.

Victor James Osimhen – SSC Napoli

Osimhen scores against Monza

Reigning African footballer of the year, Victor Osimhen continued to be a key player for Napoli in Serie A. Despite facing stiff competition and the rigors of a challenging league, Osimhen managed to score 17 goals in 31 games. His consistent performances have solidified his reputation as one of the top strikers in Italy. He is linked with Chelsea FC and PSG this summer.

Victor Okoh Boniface – Bayer Leverkusen

Victor Boniface

In his German Bundesliga debut season, Victor Okoh Boniface has been a standout performer for champions, Bayer Leverkusen. Playing in 34 games in all competitions, Boniface found the back of the net 21 times, making him one of the most prolific Nigerian strikers. His goal-scoring prowess has been instrumental in Leverkusen’s campaign this season.

Ademola Lookman – Atalanta Calcio

Ademola Lookman

Ademola Lookman has enjoyed a successful season with Atalanta, ending the season with a man of the match hat-trick in their UEFA Europa League final win. Contributing 15 goals in 45 games, Lookman’s versatility and attacking threat have been vital for Atalanta. His ability to score crucial goals has been a significant factor in the team’s overall performance.

Terem Moffi – OGC Nice

Terem Moffi OGC Nice

Terem Moffi has been a key player for OGC Nice in Ligue 1, scoring 11 goals in 32 games. Moffi’s physical presence and finishing ability have made him a formidable striker in the French league, earning him recognition and respect from both fans and critics alike.

Cyriel Kolawole Dessers – Rangers

Rangers manager, Philippe Clement, has expressed confidence in the improvement and potential impact of Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers at the Scottish club.

In the Scottish Premiership, Cyriel Dessers has been in exceptional form for Rangers. Playing in 52 games, Dessers has scored an impressive 22 goals. His consistency and ability to deliver in crucial matches have been pivotal for Rangers’ attacking lineup.

Ebere Paul Onuachu – Trabzonspor

A goal scored for Trabzonspor by Paul Onuachu sparked fresh controversy in the Turkish Super Lig, as Istanbulspor abandoned the match i

After surviving a difficult half season at Southampton, Ebere Paul Onuachu has had a stellar season with Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig. With 16 goals in 25 games, Onuachu has been a dominant force in front of goal. The Nigerian strikers’ contributions have been crucial for Trabzonspor’s attacking strategies and overall success in the league.


The 2023/2024 season has truly been a banner year for Nigerian forwards in Europe. Their impressive goal-scoring records and consistent performances have not only brought pride to their clubs but also highlighted the growing influence and talent of Nigerian footballers.

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