Victor Wanyama Biography and Profile
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.
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
Victor Wanyama Education Background
Secondary school student at Kamukunji High School.
Primary school student at St Peters Claver Primary School.
Victor Wanyama Career
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.
On 9 July 2011, Wanyama finally completed a £900,000 move to Celtic from Beerschot AC, 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.
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.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.
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