Top 5 Victor Wanyama highlights as he celebrates birthday
Today marks a special day for one of Kenya’s world class footballers, Victor Wanyama.
The star studded midfield maestro celebrates his birthday today as he turns 31.
With a way to honor his monumental career, let's dive in and look at the top highlights Wanyama has set in football and his personal life.
First Kenyan to score in the Champions League
To what seemed impossible, Celtic outmatched an unlikely Barcelona side in the 2012 Champions League Group Stages winning 2-1.
Wanyama became the first ever Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the opening goal.
Became a Father recently
Wanyama together with his long time partner Serah Teshna welcomed their bundle of joy last year 2021, warming his fans as he began a new chapter of his life.
Wanyama through social media teasers has revealed that indeed he's now a happy dad to a 9-month old son.
First Kenyan in the EPL
On 11 July 2013, Wanyama joined Premier League club Southampton and in doing so became the first ever Kenyan to grace the top most league.
On 17 August 2013, Wanyama made his Southampton debut in a 1-0 away win over West Bromwich Albion. Injuries hampered his first season, but he nevertheless made 24 appearances in 2013/14 under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.
Most expensive player sold by Celtic
With his grand move to the English Premier League was the wonderful business bargain Celtic made.
The Scottish club sold Wanyama for a reported fee of £12.5million. This made him the most expensive player ever signed from a Scottish club, as he beat Aiden McGeady's previous record of £9.5million, which had been set in 2010 when he joined Spartak Moscow (also from Celtic).
Youngest Harambee Stars Debutant
Wanyama starred for the Kenyan national team since his debut in 2007, which came when he was only 15 years old.
He also captained the Harambee Stars squad at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.