Brazilian Icon Antonio Careca Hails Victor Osimhen as the Next Pele

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Victor Osimhen is making waves in the Italian Serie A with his outstanding performances for Napoli, and now he has caught the attention of a Brazilian football legend. Antonio Careca, former Napoli striker, has hailed the Super Eagles striker, comparing him to the legendary Pelé. Careca was left in awe of Osimhen’s brilliant goal against AS Roma last month and sees similarities to the legendary striker.

In a recent interview with Calciomercato, Careca said, “In the goal scored against Roma, I saw something similar to Pelé. He dominated the ball, dominated the defender, and smashed the goal. In that goal, there is everything – technique, malice, and power.”

Osimhen has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 17 goals from 18 appearances and becoming the top scorer in Serie A. He also made history by becoming the first Napoli player to score in six straight Serie A games since Gonzalo Higuain in the 2015/16 season. His latest goal against Cremonese on Sunday night extended Napoli’s lead at the top of the log to 16 points.

No player in Europe’s top five leagues has scored more in 2023 than the Nigerian international. The 24-year-old has been on fire, scoring eight goals in his last six Serie A games, and his form has not gone unnoticed by the football world.

Osimhen’s success is a testament to his hard work and dedication, and it’s clear that he has a bright future ahead of him. With the likes of Antonio Careca comparing him to Pelé, it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a household name in the football world.



Joseph Omoniyi

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