12 Facts About Victor Wanyama

1. On 11 July 2013, Victor 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.

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2. Victor Wanyama scored his first goal for Beerschot on 11 December 2010, a 77th-minute equaliser against Westerlo.

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3. Victor Wanyama chose 67 as his squad number to honour the Lisbon Lions, Celtic's 1967 European Cup-winning team.

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4. On 20 October 2012, Victor Wanyama scored twice against St Mirren at St Mirren Park, the second of which was a half volley from 25 yards out.

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5. Victor Wanyama made 24 appearances in his first season, but injuries hindered his efforts to make much of an impact in the team.

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6. On 11 March 2020, Victor Wanyama made his competitive debut for Montreal at Stade Olympique in the first leg of a quarterfinal in the CONCACAF Champions League, where he was named in manager Thierry Henry's starting side.

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7. Victor Wanyama played in all six of Kenya's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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8. Victor Wanyama became the captain of his national team in 2013.

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9. Victor Wanyama represented the national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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10. Victor Wanyama announced his retirement from international football in September 2021, marking the end of his 14-year international duty.

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11. Victor Wanyama is managed by ExtraTime, and has a boot sponsorship deal with Adidas.

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12. In 2015, Victor Wanyama participated in the production of a short film about football in Kenya called Mdudu Boy, written and directed by actress Ella Smith.

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