Many football fans have probably been debating who is the best striker between Osimhen and Haaland? Comparing who has been more prolific in their roles as forwards for leading clubs and leagues in Europe, Ogunwatch sports fetches some of their statistics from 2021 to 2023, which will assist them in answering this controversial qestion. No doubt, Erling Haaland and Victor Osimhen are two young and talented strikers who have been making headlines in the world of football.
Norwegian professional footballer, Erling Braut Haaland plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norway national team. Haaland signed a five-year deal to join English giant, Manchester City in June 2022 from Borussia Dortmund, for £51.2 million and has been a sensation of the Premier League season so far. According to Footballtransfers.com, Erling Haaland’s current transfer value is between €105.8M and €176.4M, as at the time of making this report. With 28 goals, Haaland currently seats atop the Premier League Top Scorers Table (2022-2023).
|Goals – 2020/2021 season:||41|
|Goals – 2021/2022 season:||29|
|Goals – 2022/2023 season:||43|
|Assists – 2020/2021 season:||12|
|Minutes per goal – 2020/2021 season:||73|
|Career club goals – from 2020 till April 2023:||112|
Victor Osimhen is a striker, playing for the Italian Serie A club, Napoli who procured him for €50m from Lille. Osimhen joined Napoli on 1 Sep 2020. Victor Osimhen’s height is 185cm while his weight is 78kg. Recently, there has been rumours surrounding his transfer possibilities, with many speculating that the striker is Manchester United’s choice. According to footballtransfers.com Victor Osimhen’s current transfer value, which is as at the time of making this report, is between €52.5M and €87.5M. With 21 goals, Osimehn also seats atop of the table of top scorers in the Serie A league (2023).
|Goals scored – 2020/2021 season:||10|
|Goals scored – 2021/2022 season:||18|
|Goals scored – 2022/2023 season:||25|
|Assists – 2020/2021 season:||3|
|Minutes per goal – 2020/2021 season:||223|
|Total career club goals – from 2020 till April 2023:||53|
Their performances at UEFA Champions league
Looking at UEFA champions league performances of both players, Osimhen has had 10 appearances, scoring 6 goals, ranking him 2nd highest of a Nigerian footballer, after Obafemi Martins, who has 9 goals. Meanwhile, Haaland has made just 25 appearances, scoring 33 goals. Comparing their passing accuracy at the European club tournament, Haaland is more rated than Osimhen by a 16.09 percentage difference.
Their performances at national teams
Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo in 2017 and has scored a total of 15 goal his Nigerian National team during his 24 match appearances. On the other hand, Haaland made his first appearance for Norway National team in 2019 and has scored 21 goals, having capped 24 times.
Based on these statistics, it is clear that Haaland has been more prolific in front of goal when compared to Osimhen. The City forward scored more than four times as many goals as Osimhen in the 2020/2021 season, and has a much better minutes-per-goal ratio, indicating that he is more efficient with his chances. Additionally, Haaland has scored more goals in his career overall.
Final Verdict ( who is the best striker between Osimhen and Haaland? )
In the current season of 2022/2023 football calendar, while Haaland currently has scored 42 goals, Osimehn has scored 25 goals. Moreover, since strikers are best rated by the number of goals they score or are capable of netting, based on the statistics displayed above, the question of who is the best striker between Osimhen and Haaland should have been answered. Haaland can be considered the better striker than Osimhen at this time.
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