Victor Wanyama Bio, Age, Career, Wife, Education, Salary and Net Worth

Victor Wanyama, born Victor Mugubi Wanyama is a Kenyan professional footballer currently playing for the CF Montreal, a Canadian Major League club as a defensive midfielder. Internationally, Wanyama plays for the Kenyan National Team, he had previously announced his retirement before recalling his retirement in 2022.

The Nairobi-born footballer is rated among the most successful footballers in Kenya and Africa as a whole, having played for numerous big clubs in the EPL including Tottenham Hotspurs. In our feature, we tell the story of Victor Wanyama, the journey from Nairobi City Stars to making it big in Europe.

Victor Wanyama Age and Place of Birth

Wanyama was born on 25th June 1991, he was born and raised in Nairobi where his journey to greatness started.

Education Background

He attended Kamukunji High School, but much is still unclear about his University or College education.


Early Career

His journey in the football world began at Kamukunji High School before picking the professional path. After completing secondary school, he joined JMJ Academy, a place he called home for three years before shifting to the Kenyan Premier League club, Nairobi City Stars before moving to AFC Leopards, one of the biggest clubs in the Kenyan League.

In 2007 he landed an opportunity to play for Allsvenskan, a Swedish football club. However, his stay at the club wasn’t that long as he returned to Kenya in 2008, after his brother, Mariga landed a deal with Parma, a Serie A team.

Professional Career

Victor Wanyama Bio

His professional career began at Beeschot, a Belgium-based football club in 2008. Being his first professional gig, Wanyama signed a four-year contract with the club. He went on and made his debut for the club at the end of the 2008-09 season. Even though he had a rough debut as he was slapped with a fine and a three-match suspension for a violet tackle, he still managed to impress the eyes of many football scouts.

In the summer of 2010, Celtic was among the top clubs that were thirsting for his service and they were ready to sign him. However, the transfer never went through since the club couldn’t release him. Aside from the Scottish club, the Russian Club CSKA Moscow was also hunting for his services during that time but, the deal never went through.

Joining Celtic and Premier League