Victor Wanyama Biography
Victor Wanyama (Victor Mugubi Wanyama) was born on 25 June 1991. He is a Kenyan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for premier league club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the Kenya Harambe Stars.
Wanyama went to St Peters Claver Primary School where he did his Kenya Certificate in Primary Education. He the proceeded to Kamukunji High School and attained his Kenya Certificate in Secondary Education.
Victor Wanyama became the first ever Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the first goal in Celtic’s 2–1 win over Barcelona on 7 November 2012. On 11 July 2013, Wanyama moved to Premier League club Southampton for £12.5 million making him the most expensive player sold by a Scottish club, surpassing the £9.5 million Russian club Spartak Moscow paid for Aiden McGeady in 2010.
Upon leaving High School, he also played with JMJ Academy for three years during which time he also joined Kenyan Premier League clubs Nairobi City Stars and AFC Leopards. In 2007 he joined Allsvenskan club Helsingborg. His older brother also played for this team but moved to top Serie A team, Parma.
Wanyama signed for Beerschot AC on a four-year contract in summer 2008. He made his debut in a League match at the end of the 2008–09 season. In September 2009, he was fined €100 and given a three-match suspension for a violent tackle on Matias Suarez of Anderlecht. He was the top player at Beerschot, and, in the Summer of 2010, the Scottish giants, Celtic, attempted to sign him. However, Beerschot would not allow him to leave.
Victor Wanyama Career
After the Scottish club had failed to sign him the previous year. In October 2012, Wanyama scored twice against St. Mirren at Saint Mirren Park, the second of which was a half volley from 25 yards out. Wanyama had previously worked with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino who brought him to Southampton in July 2013.
Wanyama scored his first goal for the club on his home debut against Crystal Palace, in the 82nd minute of a 1–0 league win for Spurs.The goal made him the 138th different player to score for the club, extending its record for the most variety of goalscorers for a single club in the Premier League
His performances in the Champions League were outstanding. He played against top teams, and easily marked top players. Wanyama is now one of the hottest prospects. He has caught the interest of great teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona.
Victor Wanyama Age|Birthday
Wanyama was born on 25th June 1991, in Nairobi Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on June 25th every year.
Victor Wanyama Family
Wanyama is from a sporting family. He comes from a family of five, his McDonald Mariga, Thomas and Sylvester Wanyama who are all footballers. His sister Mercy is a professional basketball player in the USA and she was also the captain of the Lang’ata High School basketball team. His father, Noah Wanyama, was a footballer for A.F.C. Leopards in the 1980s.
Victor Wanyama Brother
His Older brother McDonald Mariga is famous retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for the Kenya national team. He made history as the first Kenyan footballer to play in the UEFA Champions League, for Internazionale on 16th March 2010. He made his debut entry into Kenyan Politics where he vied for a sit in the Kibra member of parliament but things didn’t go quite well for him.
Victor Wanyama Wife
Wanyama is dating his lovely girlfriend, Tracy Macniven. She is beautiful and stunning hence is a model for Nywele Creative which deals with hair products and extensions.
Victor Wanyama Contract and Salary
On 9 July 2011, Wanyama finally completed a £900,000 move to Celtic from Beerschot AC. On 11 July 2013, he moved to Premier League club Southampton for £12.5 million making him the most expensive player sold by a Scottish club, surpassing the £9.5 million Russian club Spartak Moscow paid for Aiden McGeady in 2010.
On 23 June 2016, Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur announced that they had reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Wanyama, signing a five-year contract for a fee of £11 million.
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Victor Wanyama Net Worth
Working as a footballer and captain, there is no doubt Wanyama earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, his exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Frequently Asked Questions About Victor Wanyama
Wanyama is famous retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for the Kenya national team.
Wanyama is 58 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1961
Wanyama is dating to his lovely girlfiend Tracy Macniven.
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Wanyama lives in Nairobi Kenya