Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will aim for the 2023 International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Men’s World Best Player after being named on a 24-players shortlisted for the award,leadership reports.
The IFFHS unveiled the nominees on its official website on Monday.
Lionel Messi, who won the award in 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Antoine Griezman and Bukayo Saka are among the nominees.
Also nominated for the award are Vinicius Junior, Mohamed Salah, Martin Odegaard, Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne and Jude Bellingham.
Osimhen has been nominated for several awards after his remarkable displays for Napoli in the 2022/23 season.
The Nigerian international was top scorer in Serie A last season with 26 goals from 32 appearances and was named Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) Serie A Player of the Year for the 2022/23 season.
He is in the running for the 2023 CAF Player of the Year award.