Osimhen joined Oshoala and Kanu Nwankwo as the players from the country to have achieved the feat.
The organisers of the award, French Football, confirmed their nominations Wednesday night, September 6th, 2023.
The Napoli striker was in impeccable form last season, helping the Italian side win their first Scudetto in 33 years.
He is the first Nigerian male to be nominated for the prize in 24 years. Kanu Nwankwo was the last to earn that feat.
Oshoala was also listed among the nominees for the women’s category of the award.
The feat is a second one for the Barça Femení forward who made history last year as the first African to have made the list.
The 28-year-old former Arsenal star won a historic treble of the Primera Division title, the Supercopa de Espana Femenina, and the Champions League.
See his post below: