Victor Moses is a former Nigerian professional footballer who was born on December 12, 1990 (age 30 years), to Austine Moses and Josephine Moses in Lagos State, Nigeria.
He hails from Kaduna State.
Victor Moses Biography
Victor Moses has enjoyed an illustrious career that kicked off from a very young age after been signed to Crystal Palace Football Academy.
His National exploits also paint a great narrative that has defined the success of the former Nigerian International.
Victor Moses' career started with a twist of some sorts as he really didn't dream of playing football at the national or European level.
The young talented Nigerian started playing football in the streets while in Nigerian until tragedy struck.
His parents were reportedly killed after a Northern Riot that ravaged many homes to leave him orphaned. His uncle and some other relatives were able to mobilize his escape to the UK, and he soon settled in England under foster care.
Moses began playing football in his school, Stanley Technical High School and was able to attract Crystal Palace football scouts as his school wasn't so far away from the club stadium.
Crystal palace recommended him to other school coaches, where he excelled.
After a couple of years playing with these schools and simultaneously being registered with Palace Academy, Moses eventually got his debut start at the age of 16 in a championship game against Cardiff to kick start his Club Career.
Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic
Moses's debut march against Cardiff ended in a 1-1 draw on November 6, 2007.
He performed better in the following game and eventually scored his first goal on March 12, 2008, to earn a draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Victor played a total of 16 games in his debut season, and despite losing the Championship Playoff to Bristol City, he had a great individual performance such that the club asked him for an extension.
Signing an extension, Moses next season was poor and a reflection of Palace's horrible campaign, with the team finishing the championship at 15th.
The following season was that of redemption as he went on to score six goals in the first eight games of the season.
His season performance drew interest from other clubs, and he signed a contract with Wigan Athletic.
At Wigan, Moses struggled for starting position due to injuries and competition with more preferred striker Charles N'zogbia.
He, however, got to start at the 2011-2012 season after N'zogbia's departure from the club.
Wigan eventually let go of him to Chelsea after the Premier League side offered a Bid for the striker.
Chelsea And Loan Spells
Moses's season with Chelsea was that of many Ups and few downs, as his fine performances, when given a chance, did not exactly secure him a starting position.
Victor made his starting debut in the 2012-2013 season against Wolves in the League Cup and scored his first goal in the 71st minute.
In the FA semi-final match against Manchester United, which the blues won 5-4, he was named the man of the match.
While Moses found opportunity hard to come by in The EPL, he regularly featured in the Europa League and scored five goals, including crucial goals in both legs against Basel in the semi-finals.
He, however, did not play the final game, which Chelsea won 2-1
Not able to gain a starting position in Chelsea, Moses went on loans in Liverpool, stoke city, and West ham before his return to Chelsea.
He was again sent on another loan spell to Fenerbahçe, Inter Milan, and Spartak Moscow. He eventually settled for Spartak Moscow after he was told he had no place in the team.
Victor Moses made 128 appearances across nine years at Chelsea after signing for the club from Wigan Athletic in 2012.
Current Club: Spartak Moskow
After numerous time-outs on loans in clubs such as Liverpool, Westham, and Stoke City, Moses eventually joined Russian top-flight club, Spartak Moskow, on a season-long loan in 2020.
And then after a successful season with the giants of Russia, he penned down a permanent transfer deal with Spartak Moscow.
Victor Moses has been chosen to play for the Super Eagles instead of England, where he kicked off his professional career and had represented in his youth stage.
He made his debut with the team in 2012 and went on to be an influential figure in the team.
Victor won the Africa Nations Cup with the team in 2013 and played in both the 2014 and 2018 world cup.
Victor Moses Net worth
Victor Moses is currently among the top 10 richest Nigerian footballers with an estimated net worth of 27 million dollars.
In spite of his difficult experiences growing up, Victor Moses, against all odds, managed to build such an amazing career for himself.
He is living proof of what hard work, professionalism, dedication, and utmost love for what he does yields, in the sense that he has amassed such good wealth thus far.
It is paramount to note that all this success would not have been possible if he was not hardworking and consistent in his career because many footballers have not enjoyed such success in their footballing quest.
During the span of his career at Chelsea football club, which spanned for about five seasons in total, Victor Moses earned an average of €3,900,000, which is calculated to be a sum of €75,000 weekly.
Victor Moses had to take a pay cut before leaving his former club Chelsea for current club Spartak Moscow.
He now earns a sum total of €72,000 weekly, which sums up to a total of €3,744,000 per year.
Former Nigerian professional footballer Victor Moses got married to his long-time partner in London in 2017.
The wedding took place a week after he won the Premier League with his former club Chelsea.
The couple exchanged marital vows in the presence of a few family members, friends and colleagues.
They tied the knot after already having two kids at the time. They gave birth to another to add a third to what has been a blissful relationship
Not very much is known about his family because he has succeeded in keeping his family private, which is indeed a big feat considering that he is a public figure and well known.
Victor Moses owns a mansion in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, with a state-of-the-art swimming pool, kitchen, gym, cinema, and advanced security systems.
This is a glamourous ultramodern six-bedroom house which is valued at a mouth-watering sum of two hundred and fifty million Naira (N250 million).
He also has other mansions in his name across Nigeria.
It is very natural for one who rakes in such humongous figures yearly to have such a classy lifestyle.
As one of the richest and most influential footballers in Nigeria, he is interested in luxury life.
The veteran footballer's garage consists of luxurious cars that most would die for.
Some of his cars are:
- Mercedes Benz AMG G63 valued at 135,000 pounds which is equivalent to the sum of N66,586,860
This car is one of the best examples of German craftsmanship. Germany has been well-known for having one of the world's best auto manufacturing industries. This G-Class SUV is appreciated as one of the most reliable cars on the market.
- Ford Edge valued at $35,000, which is equivalent to the sum of N13,562,150
Ford is one of the first car manufacturing companies in the world. Therefore, there is no one who doubts the quality of Ford cars.
They are very reliable like German vehicles and possess great class. The durability of Ford cars is also top-notch.
- Aston Martin valued at $146,000, which is equivalent to the sum of N56,573,540.
Similar to Roll-Royce or other such iconic British models, this Aston Martin is globally famous for its class as well as traditional quality.
- Ferrari 458 Italia valued at $365,000, which is equivalent to the sum of N141,433,850.
The Italian masterpiece Ferrari 458 Italia is an elite-tier car. This extremely extravagant car has numerous parts being hand-made specifically for the taste of the owner. This car is definitely top-notch without any doubts.
- BMW i8 valued at $165,000, which is equivalent to the sum of N3,935,850.
Another German craftsmanship Moses collected is BMW I8 which is said to be better than the Mercedes.
Even though there was a considerable controversy surrounding this point, the fact Moses possesses two great German models shows that the football player has a good understanding of not only football but also cars too.
Not much is known about the famous superstar's family.
Rumors had it that both parents of the former Nigerian professional footballer were killed in a religious war between the Muslims and Christians in Kaduna when Victor was only 11 years of age, which lead him to be flown out of the country for safety and for greener pastures via asylum.
It is said that when Victor got married to his long-term girlfriend, his ”supposedly” dead parents were present at the ceremony.
Victor's father is believed to be Peter Egharevba, the now-retired Nigerian football player.
His son John (allegedly Victor's brother) was also a footballer in the past who now works for Victor as his personal assistant in the UK.
Transfer market statistics
Victor Moses is currently signed to Spartak Moscow in a contract that is set to span till June 30, 2023.
He was bought from Chelsea FC for a sum of €5.00m after a successful one-year loan at his current club.
Moses plays as a Right Midfielder majorly while still playing the roles of a right-winger or a left-winger, as the case might be on various occasions.
He is currently valued at a sum of €6.50m. His total transfer fee sums up to a total of €21.22m
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago