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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VideoCelts · Nov 21

Celtic TV man Gerry slaughters TalkSPORT troll in two words!

Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama are among Forrest’s former team-mates who have settled in instantly to clubs at the top end of the EPL...

VideoCelts · Nov 21
Celts Are Here · Nov 16

Celtic Star Singles Out Victor Wanyama and Efe Ambrose

We haven’t seen much of the Weeman so far this time around but during his tenure at the club, Emilio Izaguirre has seen a lot of player turn over.

Celts Are Here · Nov 16
Transfer Tavern · Sep 24

Opinion: A Celtic return for Premier League flop would be wonderful for all parties

In the last few years, Southampton have not been afraid to look towards the SPL for new squad additions, a transfer strategy that has produced a couple of big results for the club.

Transfer Tavern · Sep 24
Tribal Football · May 24

Tottenham star Wanyama picks Celtic header as career favourite

Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has picked his goal for Celtic against Barcelona as the best of his career so far.While Wanyama has scored some special goals at all the clubs where he has played, he still recalls the header against Barcelona in the 2012 UEFA Champions League as the best.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · May 24
FansBet · May 2

Why Mourinho has his eye on Celtic star Tierney

The Scottish Premiership has been a happy hunting ground for Premier League clubs in recent times with Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama two of the league’s most successful exports...

FansBet · May 2
Football Hitz · Feb 4

Fans react as Celtic former stars Wanyama and Van Dijk made headlines in Anfield thriller

Two former Celtic players Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama made the headlines alongside Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah as Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur shared four goals and an incredible finale to the match at Anfield...

Football Hitz · Feb 4
HITC · Dec 16, 2017

Kris Commons says Southampton star class above £11m Tottenham Hotspur ace

Kris Commons played with Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama at Celtic Park outfit Celtic...

HITC · Dec 16, 2017
Talking Baws · Dec 14, 2017

Video: Watch How Celtic’s Team from 2012 Would Get on in the Present Day

Have you ever wondered what would have happened had Celtic kept hold of players like Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster and Gary Hooper? Well, wonder no more, Hoops fans!

Talking Baws · Dec 14, 2017
Football Whispers · Dec 11, 2017

Hot Prospect Is Not The Quick Fix Celtic Need

Celtic’s transfer policy is a varied one. They have a knack for spotting talent from afar – see Victor Wanyama, Virgil van Dijk and Jozo Šimunović – but they also tend to sign the best domestic players...

Football Whispers · Dec 11, 2017
FootballFanCast · Nov 20, 2017

Four years on, Celtic still haven’t replaced the player who made them shine in Europe

It’s been four years since Victor Wanyama left Celtic and their failure to truly replace him with a similar player in midfield has cost them dear in Europe...

FootballFanCast · Nov 20, 2017
90min.com · Nov 13, 2017

Victor Wanyama Reveals Which of His Former Clubs Has Best Atmosphere & Admits He Is Open to Return

Turn Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama isn’t ruling out the possibility of returning to Celtic in the future, after admitting that he still follows the Hoops on a regular basis...

90min.com · Nov 13, 2017
The Scotsman · Nov 13, 2017

Victor Wanyama tells Spurs pals about ‘best ever’ Celtic Park atmosphere

Victor Wanyaman has told his team-mates at Tottenham Hotspur that the Celtic Park atmosphere is the “best ever”...

The Scotsman · Nov 13, 2017
Daily Record · Nov 13, 2017

Victor Wanyama open to Celtic return as he reveals he still loves the Hoops

Wanyama says the Celtic Park atmosphere is the best in football and refuses to rule out a return to the Scottish champions one day...

Daily Record · Nov 13, 2017
The Scotsman · Nov 13, 2017

Rumour Mill: Wanyama open to Celtic return | Scotland could land O’Neill for free | SPFL star rejects Rangers talk

Victor Wanyama says he’d be open to a return to Celtic one day, Scotland could land Michael O’Neill without paying compensation, and Dom Thomas has emphatically rejected any chance of him joining Rangers one day...

The Scotsman · Nov 13, 2017
Talking Baws · Nov 12, 2017

Victor Wanyama Says He’d Be Keen on Returning to Celtic One Day

Victor Wanyama has admitted he could return to Celtic in the future, once he has completed his ambition of conquering the Premier League with Tottenham...

Talking Baws · Nov 12, 2017
HITC · Nov 12, 2017

Celtic fans react to Premier League star’s comments about future return

Tottenham Hotspur star Victor Wanyama recently spoke about his desire to return to Celtic in the future...

HITC · Nov 12, 2017
Read Celtic · Nov 12, 2017

Former Celtic midfielder says he’d love to return to the club

Former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has opened the door to a possible return to the club in the future...

Read Celtic · Nov 12, 2017
VideoCelts · Jun 25

Today’s child. born to be a bhoy

Separated by 20 years Neil Lennon (47), Scott Brown (33) and Victor Wanyama (27) were today celebrating their birthday...

VideoCelts · Jun 25

‘No Surprise to Us!’ – Former Celts Wonderstrike Goes Viral

VICTOR WANYAMA scored an absolute belter for Spurs against Liverpool last night as two former Celts locked horns at Anfield...

VideoCelts · Feb 4

Wanyama’s wonder strike almost breaks the internet- 236mph!

Liverpool, leading 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Mo Salah, were trying to see the game out when Victor Wanyama struck an incredible 25 yard shot into the net just a minute after coming on as a substitute...

VideoCelts · Feb 4
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