Victor Wanyama

Celtic hero Victor Wanyama was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 June 1991 (age 28). 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 · Jan 20

‘No ambition’, ‘Got to be joking’: Transfer comments coming out of Celtic have upset some fans

Some Celtic fans have been left less than impressed by Neil Lennon’s admission that the prospect of signing Victor Wanyama this month is unlikely...

EatSleepSport · Jan 20

Lennon rules out January move for former Bhoy Wanyama

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says it is unlikely the Scottish giants will make a move for former midfielder Victor Wanyama...

67HailHail · Jan 20

Celtic-linked Wanyama reportedly set for Euro blow if he stays at Spurs

The Evening Standard has reported that Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama is likely to drop out of Jose Mourinho’s Champions League squad.

Lennon Rules Out A Move For This 52 Times International Midfielder: Does Celtic Need Him?

Celtic have been linked with their former player Victor Wanyama in the last few months...

HITC · Jan 20

‘In my thoughts’: Manager sends message to £11m Tottenham ace hardly used by Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama made a name for himself at Celtic before his move to the Premier League...

The Boot Room · Jan 19

Neil Lennon states midfielder is ‘in my thoughts’, admits move is unlikely

Neil Lennon has this week insisted that Victor Wanyama remains in his thoughts, whilst admitting that a deal for the midfielder is unlikely.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Manager discusses possibility of blockbuster Celtic return for 28-year-old

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has provided supporters with an update on a potential pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama, The Herald reports...

Talking Baws · Jan 19

Celtic’s Neil Lennon Admits Signing Victor Wanyama is ‘In His Thoughts’

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted re-signing Victor Wanyama is ‘in his thoughts’ – but admits a deal for the Kenyan midfielder is unlikely...

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

‘He’s in my thoughts’ Neil Lennon Makes Victor Wanyama Claim

Neil Lennon was asked about his interest in bringing Victor Wanyama back to Celtic this January window after the Parkhead boss was credited with an interest in the player back in the summer.

Read Celtic · Jan 19

Lennon rule out Celtic move for Premier League enforcer

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has ruled out a loan move for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama this month.

Evening Times · Jan 18

Neil Lennon: Victor Wanyama is in my thoughts – but I doubt Celtic can afford him

NEIL Lennon has admitted he would like to bring Victor Wanyama back to Celtic this month – but stressed the Spurs midfielder’s wages and the imminent arrival of Ismaila Soro mean it is unlikely to happen...

Herald Scotland · Jan 18

Neil Lennon: Victor Wanyama is in my thoughts – but I doubt Celtic can afford him

NEIL Lennon has admitted he would like to bring Victor Wanyama back to Celtic this month – but stressed the Spurs midfielder’s wages and the imminent arrival of Ismaila Soro mean it is unlikely to happen...

67HailHail · Jan 16

Victor Wanyama classy touch detailed by new Celtic employee

Former Celtic hero Victor Wanyama was the first player to congratulate new Celtic Women’s boss Fran Alonso on getting the Parkhead job.

Read Celtic · Jan 16

“He’s our player” – Manager sends Celtic transfer message regarding 28 y/o

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has played down talks of Victor Wanyama leaving the club, as reported on Football London.

Celtic miss out on ‘brilliant’ Tottenham Hotspur player

Alan Hutton believes that one Tottenham Hotspur player would have been “a great signing” for Celtic and it is not Victor Wanyama.

67HailHail · Jan 15

Yet another blow for Celtic-linked powerhouse last night

There was an interesting development that may concern Celtic in last night’s FA Cup clash of Spurs vs Middlesbrough.

Transfer Tavern · Jan 14

‘Rather get this boy Soro in’ – Some Celtic fans dismiss prospect of ex-Hoops man returning

A number of Celtic fans on social media appear unconvinced about the prospect of midfielder Victor Wanyama returning to the club.

Talking Baws · Jan 13

Tottenham Boss Jose Mourinho on Victor Wanyama: “He’s Our Player”

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has addressed rumours of midfielder Victor Wanyama potentially leaving the club this month – with it looking like the Celtic target could be staying in North London...

Jose Mourinho gives Wanyama to Celtic transfer update

Jose Mourinho’s update on Victor Wanyama’s rumoured exit from Tottenham Hotspur will surely have Celtic fans interested.

Celts Are Here · Jan 13

Mourinho Addresses Wanyama Rumours

It was in the summer Celtic tried to re-sign Victor Wanyama but nothing came of the late move.

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