The saying ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ is visible in the life of Victor Moses, a professional Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Chelsea as a Wing-back, and the Nigerian national team- Super Eagles. Born into a Christian home on the 12th of December 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria, he experienced what can be described as the worst day of his life.
In 2002, at the age of 11, Victor Moses headed out with his friends to play football as he had every other day, but on that fateful day as he returned he met his parents in a pool of their own blood. His parents- Pastor Austine Moses and Mrs Josephine Moses had been murdered by Muslim youths in a Christian versus Muslim riot in Kaduna. After experiencing such trauma, he was hidden by his relatives and friends who later sponsored him to go to the United Kingdom to seek Asylum.
While in the UK, he lived with a foster family in South London, and he attended school in London. He was scouted by Crystal Palace while playing football for Cosmos 90 FC in the Tandridge League. He rose to prominence at the age of 14, when he scored 50 goals for Crystal Palace in the under-14 team. After that, he went on to score many more goals and win various tournaments in the United Kingdom.
|Real name||Victor Moses|
|Date of birth||12 December 1990|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Net worth||₦9.5 billion|
He played for three years for the Crystal Palace and Whitgift, and by January 2010 he was transferred to Wigan Athletic, where he earned 2.5 million pounds. While at Wigan Athletic, he played hard and rose to the top of his game; even though he sustained some injuries he was not deterred. By the end of the season at Wigan Athletic, his market value tripled from 2.5 million pounds to 10 million pounds, and it was at this time that Chelsea called him and on the 24th of August 2012 he finalized the transfer deal.
While at Chelsea, he scored many goals in the League game cup against Manchester United; Premier League; Champions League; Europa League final, and many other football tournaments. From 2013- 2015, he signed a season-long contract with Liverpool and Stoke City on loans, but by the end of 2015, he suffered a hamstring injury and had to pause playing. In 2016, he signed another season loan to West Ham United, but not before sealing a contract with Chelsea that lasted up to 2019.
In addition to playing for international clubs, he has also played for the Super Eagles in 2011, and he helped secure the Africa Cup of Nations after 19 years. He is married and he is blessed with two children- Brenley and Nyah.
Victor Moses Salary
- Victor Moses played at Inter Milan on a loan from Chelsea, Victor Moses earns a weekly salary of $100,000.
- Victor signed a five-year contract of 19.5 million pounds with Chelsea, on an annual average salary of 3.9 million pounds.
Victor Moses Net Worth
Victor Moses is pegged at an estimated net worth of ₦9.5 billion on an annual salary of $3 million. His personal investments are said to be worth $12 million, as he is currently one of the richest and most influential footballers in Nigeria.
He has been rewarded a 60% pay rise following his stellar performance at Stamford bridge. He also signed a deal with Opera Mini and a few other brand endorsements.
Victor Moses Cars
As one of the richest and most influential footballers in Nigeria, he is interested in luxury life. To his name, he owns some luxurious cars of fine taste. Some of his cars are;
- Mercedes Benz AMG G63 valued at 135,000 pounds (N66, 586, 860).
- Aston Martin valued at $146,000 (N56, 573, 540).
- Ford Edge valued at $35,000 (N13, 562,150).
- BMW i8 valued at $165,000 ($63, 935, 850).
- Ferrari 458 Italia valued at $365,000 (N141,433,850)
Victor Moses houses
Victor Moses is the proud owner of a 6-bedroom flat in Lekki, Lagos, worth N250 million. The house has three floors, a swimming pool, and a penthouse cinema and is also secured with the latest technological gadgets.