Most Efficient Nigerian Strikers Europe Top 5 Leagues : Two Players Above Lille's Osimhen
Published: February 24, 2020
Most Efficient Nigerian Strikers Europe Top 5 Leagues : Two Players Above Lille's Osimhen
Bordeaux starlet Josh Maja has the title of being the most efficient Nigerian striker playing in the top five European Leagues, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.

Of the Nigerian players to be involved in ten games or more in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1, the Bordeaux number nine has the best goals-per-minute ratio, scoring a goal every 123 minutes.

Maja has logged 615 minutes in 19 Ligue 1 matches, scoring five goals, including a first career hat-trick in a 6-0 rout of
Nîmes Olympique in December 2019.

In second place is Leicester City frontman Kelechi Iheanacho who has scored a goal every 145 minutes despite his limited playing opportunities.

The former Manchester City wonderkid has netted 3 goals in 10 Premier League games, logging 434 minutes.

The third most efficient Nigerian striker is none other than Lille's Victor Osimhen who has reached double figures for goals in his debut season in the Ligue 1.

The 2015 U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner has registered 13 goals, one goal every 162 minutes, spanning 25 appearances.

Completing the top five are Union Berlin's Anthony Ujah with a goal every 299 minutes and Levante loanee Moses Simon who has scored a goal every 400 minutes.

Most Efficient Nigerian Strikers Europe Top Five Leagues

1) Josh Maja - Bordeaux - 123 minutes per goal
2) Kelechi Iheanacho - Leicester City - 145 minutes per goal
3) Victor Osimhen - Lille - 162 minutes per goal
4) Anthony Ujah - Union Berlin - 299 minutes per goal
5) Moses Simon - 400 minutes per goal


Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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