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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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
Daily Record · Feb 17

Chris Sutton slams Celtic recruitment and warns Hoops will be left in a ‘real mess’ in the summer

Former Celtic striker has criticised the Hoops’ January recruitment and questioned why they aren’t finding players of the calibre of Virgil Van Dijk or Victor Wanyama any more...

Daily Record · Feb 17
The Celtic Star · Jan 12

Latest on Wanyama plus Big Victor’s Celtic talk

THE story that Celtic are somehow interested in taking Victor Wanyama back on a loan deal from Tottenham emerged yesterday afternoon after a strange tweet from UEFA’s Europa League account.

The Celtic Star · Jan 12
Soccerlens · Jan 12

‘Scenes’, ‘World would explode’ – Some excited Celtic fans react to UEFA’s tweet

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic fans have reacted to UEFA’s tweet about Victor Wanyama yesterday.

Soccerlens · Jan 12
Talking Baws · Jan 11

Europa League Tease Celtic Fans With Victor Wanyama Post

The official Europa League Twitter account has teased Celtic fans this afternoon with a post about Victor Wanyama.

Talking Baws · Jan 11
Celts Are Here · Jan 11

Victor Wanyama Celtic Tweet Sends Some Celtic Fans into a Frenzy

The OFFICIAL Europa League twitter account posted a ‘Friday Feeling’ tweet this afternoon with Victor Wanyama in a Celtic jersey and it’s taken us all by surprise!

Celts Are Here · Jan 11
VideoCelts · Jan 11

UEFA publish cryptic Wanyama Celtic tweet

After scoring in Celtic’s epic win over Barcelona in November 2011 his departure seemed inevitable with Southampton spending £13m to take him to the EPL...

VideoCelts · Jan 11

Bye bye Brown: 93% of Celtic fans polled want Rodgers to make genius move to re-sign 27-year-old

Continue reading “Bye bye Brown: 93% of Celtic fans polled want Rodgers to make genius move to re-sign 27-year-old” on FootballFanCast.

Celtic must sign Wanyama as Browns replacement

After Brendan Rodgers lost his first O** F*** Derby at the Celtic helm at the end of the year, the need for a bit of midfield steel...

Scott Brown’s replacement: Celtic will never have a better chance to re-sign 52-cap midfielder

Continue reading “Scott Brown’s replacement: Celtic will never have a better chance to re-sign 52-cap midfielder” on FootballFanCast.

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 27, 2018

Could Celtic raid Spurs for unwanted trio in January transfer window?

With Celtic looking to strengthen in the January transfer window they could do worse than raid Spurs, who are looking to offload a number of their stars.

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 27, 2018
VideoCelts · Nov 21, 2018

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, 2018

Gabbo, or Wanyama, is coming

Gabbo gabbo gabbo Everyone is saying announcement this, and announcement that, but no one is saying right back this, or another loan that! The rumours are rife that we’re making some big announcement today and many seem to believe it’s Victor Wanyama returning to the club, possibly on a loan, but the basis for this has been nothing but vague whatsapp interactions and someone mentioning how ‘Paul The Tim said it’s true anaw’.

No Way! Wanyama to West Brom? Bring Him Home – Opinion

VICTOR WANYAMA’S future at Spurs looks bleak with the manager looking to shake things up during the January transfer window.

West Brom make approach to seal ambitious transfer though it’s not looking likely

West Brom made a bold enquiry about Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama but the player is not keen on dropping down to the Championship...

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