FULL NAME: Victor Moses
DATE OF BIRTH: Born on the 12 of December 1990 [26 years old]
NET WORTH 2017: His estimated net worth is $20.1 million
WEEKLY SALARY: whopping $100,000 weekly salary
STATE OF ORIGIN: Edo State
PLACE OF BIRTH: Born in Lagos, Nigeria
OCCUPATION: Athlete: NIgerian Footballer
MARITAL STATUS: Married
CHILDREN : He has a son, Brentley, (born 2012) and a daughter, Nyah, (born 2015)
CURRENT TEAM: Chelsea F.C
PARENTS: Josephine Moses, Austin Moses
Most of you must have heard about Victor Moses perhaps you know little or nothing about the young man . Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger or wing-back on either flank for Premier League club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. He is popularly known for his flair in football and a lot of people have heard about the talented Nigerian footballer .
His football career kicked off in the Championship with Crystal Palace, before his performances caught the eye of Wigan Athletic, where he made his Premier League debut in 2010. After improving his football skills over the years Chelsea caught interest in him and he was later signed in the summer of 2012. He scored ten goals in all competitions during his first season, and he spent his second season on loan to Liverpool, his third on loan at Stoke City and his fourth on loan at West Ham United. He represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, but opted to play for Nigeria as opposed to being fully capped for England. Victor Moses has gained over 20 caps for Nigeria since his debut in 2012, he was also one of the players that represented Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Early Life Background And Childhood of Victor Moses
The professional footballer named “Victor Moses” was born on 12th of December in 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria . He was born into a family of Christians to a pastor father. He grew up as a happy child in a family of Christians. Life was so rosy for the young man until the unfortunate incident that took the lives of his both parents happened . As a child that love football passionately, he was always going to the field to train with his friends but one day he went for training and came back to meet his parents lifeless body on the floor . His father Pastor Austine Moses and Mrs. Josephine Moses were killed by Muslim youths during a Christian and Muslim riot. He lost his both parents when he was only 11 years old and that memories will forever remain in his head .
After the death of his parents , he seeked financial assitance from his relative and traveled to Britain as an asylum seeker. He attended Stanley Technical High School (now known as the Harris Academy) in South Norwood. Then , he started playing football in the local Tandridge League for Cosmos 90 FC, Crystal Palace approached him, with the club’s Selhurst Park stadium just streets away from his school. He was later offered a place in the Eagles’ academy, he was recommended to the fee-paying Whitgift School in Croydon by Palace . He became known at the age of 14 after scoring 50 goals for Palace’s under-14s side. He played for Whitgift and Palace for three years and contributed to their victories . Moses resorted to playing football because he needed to keep himself busy as it was the only thing that could take away the awful memories. Despite his fate in Palace wasn’t too appealing to fans but it was not bad for a teenager .
Moses launch into his professional football career on 6 November 2007 playing for Palace at the age of 16 in a match that ended 1–1 draw with Cardiff City. He scored his first senior goal on 12 March 2008 in a 1–1 draw with West Bromwich Albion. Moses played 16 times in 2007 to 2008 as Palace reached the Championship where they lost out to Bristol City. He later signed a new contract at Selhurst Park at the end of the season . From this point, Moses started improving every day and his manager Neil Warnock disclosed that he will go as high as he wants and he is a player who will go from strength to strength. Moses score twice in 32 appearances in 2008 to 2009 as Palace had a disappointing campaign, finishing in 15th position. Fast forward to 2009 and 2010, he secured six goals in eight matches but Palace were suffering huge financial problems and the club went into administration in January 2010.
At the end of January 2010 , Moses was transferred to Wigan Athletic (a move which earned him £2.5 million). The financial problem at Crystal Palace suggested his move to Wigan Athletic . This time, Moses had several options to chose from even if he doen’t want to join Wigan Athletic there was other bigger clubs to choose from. After playing for Wigan Athletic for some time, Victor Moses became one of the best footballers in the club. In the season of 2010-2011, Moses suffered two major injuries which posed a threat on his career but later find his way back on track.
At the end of the season, Moses already gained an household name for himself as a result of his great improvement, Chelsea started bidding for him when he was valued at almost £10m. Moses saw this as an opportunity for him to grow as well as shine brighter , he accepted to move over to Chelsea following the completion of the transfer on 24 August 2012. He was introduced as a substitute against West London rivals Queens Park Rangers on 15 September.
He was fully introduced when he started the League Cup game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and they ended up winning 6-0 with him scoring the first goal. Victor Moses was crowned “The Man of the Match” for his brilliant play in the League Cup against Manchester United. Chelsea came out victory in that game winning them 5–4 . He scored his first Premier League goal for Chelsea in the match against Swansea City on the 3 November 2012 and the match ended in a 1–1 draw. He scored his first Champions League goal for Chelsea against Shakhtar Donetsk; Moses replaced Oscar in the 79th minute and won 3–2. He has also contributed to Chelsea’s victories in several matches. He scored in the Premier League and Champions League during the games against Swansea City and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively. He also forced the ball into the net in his first Europa League game and the Europa League Final.
The next season 2013-2014 , Moses signed a season-long contract with Liverpool and 2014-2015 was with Stoke City both on loan. He had a good performance at the both clubs but got a bad hamstring injury that ruled him out of the pitch for the rest of the season. After recovering from the injury, he finally returned to Chelsea in 2015-2016 but didn’t stay long at the club. He signed a season-long loan with West Ham United . Prior to signing the loan with West Ham United, he signed a contract with Chelsea that will expire in 2019. In 2016–17 Moses returned to Chelsea and he is currently one of the best player in the club right now
Victor moses is a young man that have mad love for his country , despite being betrayed by his country he still came back to represent them at the national level. He is a patriotic Nigerian and a perfect example of a dedicated person. Victor Moses has also played for England U-16 and U-17 level as well as U-19s and U-21s. Wondering about his personal life? he grew up supporting Arsenal . He has a son, “Brentley”, (born 2012) and a daughter, “Nyah”, (born 2015).
Victor Moses Endorsement Deals, House And Cars
Victor recently signed an Endorsement Deal with Opera Mini. He owns an array of luxurious automobiles which include (Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, Ford, BMW And Ferrari). Victor Moses’ Luxury Home Is Reportedly Valued At $3.8 Million. The player’s current market value is said to be around €12Million