Victor Wanyama

Read all the news about Celtic hero Victor Wanyama. Victor Wanyama was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 June 1991 (age 27). Follow @VictorWanyama on Twitter.

Victor Wanyama Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

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.
Wanyama made his debut for the Kenyan national team in May 2007, aged just 15 in a friendly against Nigeria. He also played in all six of Kenya’s 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Wanyama comes from a very sporting family. His brother McDonald Mariga is also a professional footballer, while his other brothers Thomas and Sylvester Wanyama are also footballers in the Kenyan Premier League. His father, Noah Wanyama, was a footballer for A.F.C. Leopards in the 1980s,[39] and his sister Mercy is a professional basketball player in the USA.

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67HailHail · Jun 15

Report: Celtic target was offered better terms than recent champions league finalists

A report has disclosed the contract that Celtic target David Turnbull has decided to turn down from the club.

67HailHail · Jun 15
Celts Are Here · Jun 15

New Details of Turnbull Contract Snub Emerge

CELTIC’S deal for David Turnbull looks highly unlikely now after the player’s agent shot down terms with the Scottish champions on Friday afternoon...

Celts Are Here · Jun 15
Daily Record · Jun 1

Tottenham star Victor Wanyama reveals the Champions League promise he made himself nine years ago

Former Celtic midfielder watched his brother lift the trophy in 2010 and now stands on the verge of completing his own personal vow...

Daily Record · Jun 1
Herald Scotland · May 31

It wasn’t just Celtic who were the making of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama – Southampton can take their share of the credit too

IT isn’t just Celtic who are entitled to feel a rosy glow as their former players Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama battle it out for continental supremacy in Madrid tonight...

Herald Scotland · May 31
The Celtic Star · May 28

‘We faced big teams with Celtic in the Champions League but we did it with belief,’ Victor Wanyama

VICTOR WANYAMA watched on television as his old team wrap up the Treble Treble on Saturday and the Tottenham midfielder, who has a European Cup Final to play in this weekend, was delighted for the Celts and in particular Neil Lennon, the manager who set him on the road to Madrid...

The Celtic Star · May 28

HOW THE LEAGUES WERE WON: Part 1

KILMARNOCK 0 CELTIC 6 (April 7, 2012) CELTIC kicked off the surge to eight successive titles with Neil Lennon in charge as they ran amok at Rugby Park...

Daily Record · May 28

Victor Wanyama on what moment at Celtic made him into a star

The midfielder moved to Southampton after his stint at Parkhead before heading to Tottenham Hotspur...

Daily Record · May 28
Evening Times · May 27

Victor Wanyama: Neil Lennon gave me belief to play at top level at Celtic

NEIL Lennon will not fancy that he requires any endorsement other than from his dressing room as he prepares for a formal unveiling as Celtic manager later this week...

Evening Times · May 27
Herald Scotland · May 27

Victor Wanyama: Neil Lennon gave me belief to play at top level at Celtic

NEIL Lennon will not fancy that he requires any endorsement other than from his dressing room as he prepares for a formal unveiling as Celtic manager later this week...

Herald Scotland · May 27
Daily Record · May 10

The sink or swim Celtic lesson which sparked Virgil van Dijk’s Champions League glory run

Callum McGregor reckons life in Glasgow helped the Liverpoool star and Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama become the players they are today...

Daily Record · May 10

‘Two outstanding talents’ – Neil Lennon’s Verdict on Former Celtic Heroes

Neil Lennon has spoken of his pride at seeing two of his former Celtic players booking their place in the Champions League Final this week...

Daily Record · Apr 18

Former Celtic star Victor Wanyama goes viral and shows he’s still got some Scottish football in him

The Kenyan produced the ultimate piece of no-nonsense football as Tottenham clung on to dump Manchester City out of the Champions League...

Daily Record · Apr 18

James Lafferty with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

Transfer Tavern · Mar 16

Look at him now: The ex-Celtic enforcer who made transfer history before Dembele – Opinion

Victor Wanyama is one of many foreign talents who strutted their stuff for Celtic before moving down south to play in the English topflight.

Transfer Tavern · Mar 16
The Scotsman · Mar 5

Neil Lennon refuses to write off Mikael Lustig at Celtic

When it was first confirmed Neil Lennon was returning to Celtic as manager jokes were doing the rounds about him calling up Victor Wanyama, Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper in order to “get the old gang back together”...

The Scotsman · Mar 5
67HailHail · May 10

Champions League finalists give Lennon pride

Neil Lennon says he feels “pride” at former players Victor Wanyama and Virgil Van Dijk making it to the Champions League final.

67HailHail · May 10
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