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Osimhen is Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player Valued 64m Euros

first_imgIn the biannual list from the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory featuring footballers from top five European Leagues: the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1, Osimhen was valued at 64 million Euros and in the 66th spot.The only other Nigerian player in the Top 100 is Leicester City enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi who is valued 49.5 million Euros and in the 94th place.Osimhen is currently on the shopping list of at least five top European teams with his Ligue 1 club looking forward to making a kill with a price tag of 75 million Euros.France’s 2018 World Cup Star, Kylian Mbappe is the world’s most expensive player in the list released on Monday.The PSG forward is valued €259.2 million ($292 million) to occupy the number one spot in the valuation of top players from the five prestigious leagues in Europe.Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is the number two behind Mbappe with €194.7 million ($219 million) with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho third with €179.1 million ($202 million) valuation.Interestingly, the world’s two supposed best players, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus were not valued in the Top 20.Messi at 33 has a year left in his contract while Ronaldo at 35 is the oldest on the list of 100 players valued.Messi was valued at 100.1 € million ($113 million) and is occupying the 21st place, while Ronaldo estimated at €62.8 million ($70 million) is 70th on the list.Below is CIES Football Observatory’s Top 101. Kylian Mbappe (PSG): €259.2 million2. Raheem Sterling (Man City): €194.7 million3. Jadon Sancho (Dortmund): €179.1 million4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): €171.1 million5. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd): €152.3 million6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): €144.9 million7. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): €139.2 million8. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): €136.4 million9. Alphonse Davies (Bayern Munich): €133.5 million10. Harry Kane (Tottenham): €118.7 millionShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *PSG’s Mbappe world’s most expensive, Messi 21st, Ronaldo 70thDuro IkhazuagbeLille’s forward, Victor Osimhen, 21, has been rated as the costliest Nigerian player at the moment.last_img read more

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Syracuse volleyball takes down Siena, 3-0, in 2017 season opener

first_imgIn its first game of the season, Syracuse (1-0) beat Siena (0-1), 3-0, Friday at the Women’s Building.The match marked the first of the Syracuse Tournament, a two-day slate of games featuring the Orange, Siena, Colgate, Grand Canyon, and Niagara.Kendra Lukacs led the Orange with 11 kills, six of which came in an impressive third set. The sophomore’s 12.5 points paced Syracuse. Defensive specialist Belle Sand had a game-high 15 digs, while junior Annie Bozzo’s 17 assists were a team high.The Orange dominated the first set, taking a 16-6 lead before winning the stanza, 25-19. Siena raced out to an early 7-3 advantage in the second set before Syracuse responded, closing the set on a 22-9 run. Jalissa Trotter set the tone for the Orange, notching eight assists in the second set alone.Trotter finished the game with 11 assists, good for second on the team. Siena took a 4-1 lead to begin the third set, but the Saints’ advantage unraveled. Sparked by Amber Witherspoon’s three blocks and Bozzo’s nine assists during the set, Syracuse recovered with another game-changing run. The Orange outscored Siena 24-12 to end the set and finish the 3-0 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext up for Syracuse is Grand Canyon Friday at 6 p.m. at the Women’s Building. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more