The award is for players who are under 23, and Osimhen sneaks in there, having turned 23 in late December 2021.
The Nigeria international faced stiff competition from the likes of Dusan Vlahovic at both Fiorentina and Juventus, but came out on top thanks to his 14 goals and five assists in just 26 Serie A appearances this season.
That ruled the hitman out until January and he still wears a protective mask.
Despite missing much of the campaign due to this injury, Osimhen was still named Best Young Player of Serie A for the 2021-22 season.
This is his second year at Napoli after joining from LOSC in September 2020.
🏆 @victorosimhen9 è il miglior calciatore Under 23 della Serie A Tim 2021/2022 😍
Complimenti Victor 💪
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) May 20, 2022