Lille star Victor Osimhen has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize.
The Nigeria international beat compatriot Moses Simon (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy to the award.
Osihmen hit 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions –earning him the Lille’s player of the season accolade ahead of Benjamin Andre and Renato Sanchez.
He is now the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama in 2014, to claim the individual prize since inception in 2009.
Osimhen who has a contract that should keep him at Lille until 2024, has attracted the interest of top European teams including, Chelsea, Napoli and AC Milan.