Victor Moses Biography, Networth, Clubs and Career.
Victor Moses was born on the 12th of December, 1990 in Lagos Nigeria to a Christian Pastor Austin. He hails from Plateau State. He is a winger for Chelsea Football Club and a former midfielder for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The football star has an excellent life story. He started off as an orphan asylum seeker who ended up on the same pedestal with the greatest African footballing talents. He lost his parents in 2001 at the age of 11 to religious riots that plagued the North Western state of Kaduna at the time. Moses took refuge with family friends who helped him migrate to the U.K.
In search for asylum, he was placed under foster care of a family based in South London. He enrolled into Harris Academy in South Norwood, where he actively played football for the local team. As luck would have it, his school was a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park Stadium, home to Championship side Crystal Palace. The Eagles club enrolled him into their football academy and he continued his education at Whitgift School where experienced premier league player Colin Pates was the football team coach. He distinguished himself for the Palace Under-14 side. He scored over 100 goals and led both his academy and school teams to numerous trophies.
Moses started his career in the lower division, Championship playing for Crystal Palace. Victor had his debut for Palace against Cardiff City in 2007. He gained vital experience with the squad as they fought for Championship playoffs. He had memorable appearances for the side that Wigan Athletic decided to sign up the youngster, moving up to the English top tier league.
Wigan splashed out 2.5million pounds in the January transfer window to enable the Nigerian midfielder take on the move. He made his debut for the Premier League side in 2010. Moses scored his first goal for his side against Hull City in his first season.
His next season was plagued with injuries this threatened his place in the first team, relegating him to the benches. Following the exit of Charles N’Zogbia, Moses became a first team player in the 2011-2012 season.
After two years of improving as a player, Chelsea FC showed interest in the young Nigerian winger. They successfully signed him on 24 August 2012. In his first season he had notable performances against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup and Manchester United where he was named Man of the Match.
The 28 year old midfielder scored his first goal for the club in the English Premier League against Swansea. At the Champions League, he scored against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk and that was his first Champions League for Chelsea.
Victor’s first years at Chelsea proved to be a test of his resolve as he was sent out in loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.
Moses joined Liverpool on the 2nd of September, 2013 on a season long loan. He scored on his debut against Swansea on the 16th of the same month. He had a poor outing at Liverpool because of lack of game time. This was largely due to the excellent form of England winger, Raheem Sterling. He played only 22 games, starting 9 under Brendan Rodgers in the 2013-2014 season.
During the 2014-2015 season, he joined Stoke City FC. He had a memorable start to life at the club, his team won away at Manchester City. On the 29th September 2014 against Newcastle, Moses created the lone assist to help his side to a 1-0 victory. For his display, he was awarded the Man of the Match. He continued to score and provide assists that drew attention of his parent club manager, Jose Mourinho. Moses rejected recall attempts by Chelsea in favour of personal development at Stoke.
After a successful loan spell at Stoke, he moved onto West Ham in the 2015-2016 season. He was also rewarded with a four-year contract tying him down at the club till 2019.
He was voted Man of the Match in his debut game against Newcastle, and they won comfortably with a two-goal cushion. West Ham had a chance to make the loan deal permanent but opted out due to financial constraints.
Moses returned to his parent club, Chelsea after impressing the new manager of the club, Antonio Conte during the preseason games. He made a debut on the 15 August 2016. Conte decided to revert to 4-3-3 formation with Moses becoming a pivotal wing back on the right flank. He played 40 games for the club in the 2016-2017 season. Chelsea won the Premier League title. In the course of the encounter, Victor Moses has been the Nigerian player who had the most appearances for an European Premier league (EPL).
Since Sarri joined Chelsea, Moses has had a turbulent start to the season, he has been snubbed off the first team. There are rumours that the 28-year-old winger is dissatisfied and looking for an away move but he has since debunked these speculations on his twitter page.
Despite being Nigerian, he decided to play for his adopted country England at the Under 16 level. He won the Victory Shield with the U-16 side in 2005. He proceeded to the U-17 side and made a spectacular showing at the 2007 UEFA European U-17 Championship in Belgium, scoring three goals and helping the side reach the final. Although they only picked the runner up medal, he personally got awarded the golden boot and top scorer.
In the summer of 2007, Victor Moses together with his team mates travelled to South Korea for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. He scored three goals, marking his spot as England’s highest goal scorer in the tournament. Unfortunately, he got injured and had to watch his team reach the second knockout stage from the side-lines.
Following exceptional performances for the U17 side and Crystal Palace, he made a quick rose to the Under-18 and Under 19 sides.
Moses got upgraded to the Under 21 side in 2010. There were reports that Moses would play for Nigeria as early as 2010 when reports surfaced about his desire to play in the World Cup. He was snubbed by England for the 2010 World Cup squad and not long after he put in an application to FIFA for switch of Nationalities. FIFA cleared him on the 1st November 2011.
He was later called up to the Super Eagles to participate in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations competition. He was also included in the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. After the appointment of Gernot Rohr, Moses became a regular in the squad. He was actively involved in Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers and tournament campaign in Russia. He retired from international football after the 2018 World Cup to concentrate on his club football.
Moses grew up as a Gunner, although he never played for the side later. Victor married Josephine on 28th May 2017, a week after he won the Premier League title with Chelsea. He married his long-time lover who is a British lady of Nigerian descent and together they have two children; a seven-year-old boy named Brentley and a four-year-old girl named Nyah.
The President of Nigeria Football Federation has told journalists that he intends to sit down with Victor Moses and his agent in a few days to discuss the events surrounding his retirement from the team and possible return.
- 1 Premier League: 2016–17 Season
- 1 FA Cup: 2017–18 Season
- 1 UEFA Europa League: 2012–13 Season
- 1 Africa Cup of Nations: 2013
- 1 PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: November 2016
- Premier League Milestones Award: 200 appearances
Moses currently earns about $100,000 weekly.
The Chelsea footballer has a reported NetWorth of $20m and continues to rake in huge sums in sponsorship and endorsement deals. He is known for his love of automobiles, evidenced by his possession of luxury, expensive and flashy cars. He owns a Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ferrari and Aston Martin.
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