Napoli star Victor Osimhen surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s highest jump for a headed goal with a leap of 2.58 meters during his side’s 3-0 win against Spezia on Sunday.
Recall Kvicha Kvaratskhelia scored from the spot and Osimhen bagged a brace to seal the win for the Serie A leaders.
Luciano Spalletti’s side went 13 points clear of second-placed Inter Milan with the win. They currently have 56 points on the board after 21 league games this season.
Osimhen achieved a personal milestone during the clash against Spezia, surpassing Ronaldo’s jump record to score a header. The Portuguese recorded a jump of 2.56 meters when he scored against Sampdoria for Juventus in December 2019.
Osimhen, however, wasn’t able to get past Fikayo Tomori’s Serie A record for the highest jump. The Englishman jumped 2.61 meters when he scored for Milan against Juventus in May 2021.
Osimhen also has the second-highest number of headed goals in Europe’s top five leagues this season, scoring five with his head so far. Harry Kane, meanwhile, leads the chart with seven headed goals to his name.