Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional soccer player who is currently signed to Spartak Moscow. First, this article will look at Victor Moses' net worth, transfer news, age, wife and more. Then, dig in to find out why the EPL has blocked his transfer to Burnley.
This article will not only cover Victor Moses' net worth, age and family but also all the significant details about his career. Since he started playing in 2005, the Nigerian footballer only played for the Super Eagles between 2012 and 2018. Dig in to find out why.
Victor Moses’ profile summary
- Full name: Victor Moses
- Nickname: Mr Fantastic
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 12 September 1990
- Age: 31 years old (as of April 2022)
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Place of birth: Kaduna, Nigeria
- Victor Moses’ nationality: Nigerian, English
- Ethnicity: Black
- Religion: Christian
- Height in feet: 5'8"
- Height in centimetres: 177
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Brown
- Mother: Josephine Moses
- Father: Austin Moses
- Relationship status: Married
- Spouse: Josephine
- Children: 3
- Profession: Professional football player
- Position(s): Right midfield, right and left-winger
- Team(s): Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham, Fenerbahce FC, Inter Milan, Spartak Moscow.
- Net worth: $27 million
- Highest market value: $21.8 million
- Current market value: $5.4 million
- Instagram: @victormoses
- Twitter: @VictorMoses
- Facebook: @Victor Moses
Victor Moses’ biography
Are you wondering where Victor Moses is from? He was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on the 12th of September 1990, to a Christian pastor Austin Moses and his wife, Josephine Moses.
What happened to Victor Moses?
In 2002, his parents were attacked and killed in their home during religious riots between Muslim and Christian factions in his hometown. However, the former Chelsea midfielder's life was spared by football on that day. Victor, who was also a target, was hidden by his friends for a week before his escape to England was finalized.
Was Victor Moses adopted? Following the death of his parents, he was raised by foster parents in South London. He also attended a state school in Norwood.
Victor Moses’ age
The top goalscorer is 31 years old as of April 2022. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. How tall is Victor Moses? He stands at 5'8" feet (177cm) and weighs about 167.6 pounds (76 kg).
How did Victor Moses become a footballer? Before moving to England, Moses enjoyed playing football with friends on the streets. He later joined the Cosmos 90 under the Tandridge Youth Football League team in England at 13 years of age.
Speaking to Goal, the Cosmos 90 coach, Tony Loizi, shared how impressive Victor's performance was, saying,
"We were the worst team in the league and he just walked up to us, and asked to join the team. We watched him play, and he was doing backflips and tricks. We all just stood there with our mouths open. I couldn’t believe it. He had a shot harder than a rocket."
Soon after joining the Cosmos, Victor caught the attention of various clubs, including Crystal Palace, who signed him and enrolled him at Whitgift School, an elite private school in South Croydon.
National team call up
Despite being a Nigerian national, Moses chose to represent England in the Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, and the Under-21 teams before playing for Nigeria. Here is a timeline of the most notable appearances in the first choice midfielder's Super Eagles career.
- In 2012, he led the Nigerian Dream team to a 6-1 win against the Liberian Lone Stars in the 2013 AFCON qualifiers during his first Super Eagles call up.
- In 2013, he scored two goals leading his team to a 2-0 win against Ethiopia, paving the way for the squad to take its third Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
- In 2016, Victor's splendid penalty goals in a match against Algeria led the team to the top of Group B in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria dominated the game with a 3-1 victory.
- In 2018, Mr Fantastic scored the only goal in an International friendly tournament against Poland.
According to Victor Moses' Transfermarkt national player profile, he has made 12 goals and 7 assists in 37 appearances for the Nigerian national football men's team.
Is Victor Moses coming back to Super Eagle's?
Given his impressive performance in the past, the Dream team's coach Augustine Eguavoen is eyeing the former Chelsea top dribbler for the 2022 World Cup Nigerian squad.
Although he has not received much acclaim compared to other international football stars, Victor's underdog status can not be understated. Speaking to Sky Sports, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte recognized the player's talent saying,
"I recognised his potential right from day one of pre-season. Moses has great quality, technique, physical strength and the ability to cover 70 metres of the pitch. I find it incredible that somebody like him could have been underrated."
Victor Moses’ current club
In 2021 Victor Moses' transfer rumours were confirmed by Chelsea FC. He moved to Spartak Moscow on a $5.4 million transfer after enduring one of the most prolonged loan spells.
However, following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, is Victor Moses still in Russia? According to SkySports, as of 26 March 2022, the prolific midfielder was still stranded in Moscow, Russia. Although FIFA and UEFA have allowed the transfer of international players signed to Russian clubs, Burnley's offer to sign Moses was blocked by the English Premier League. This is because the bid was made outside the designated transfer windows.
Victor Moses’ achievements
- 2008 U17-Europameisterschaft's top goalscorer
- 2013 Africa Cup winner
- 2013/2019 Europa League winner
- 2014/2018 FIFA World Cup participant
- 2017 English Champion
- 2018 English FA Cup winner
Victor Moses’ FIFA index in 22
On the FIFA index, he is valued at $14.6 million with an overall rating of 78.
Victor Moses' net worth
The winger is one of the richest African footballers. He is valued at approximately $27 million. According to sources, he earns a weekly salary of £43,000 and $2.24 million annually from Spartak.
Victor Moses’ house and cars
He owns several luxury cars, including an Aston Martin, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ford edge, and a BMW I8. He not only owns a multi-million mansion in Lekki, Nigeria, but he also has a similar home in London.
Victor Moses’ wife
He married his long time girlfriend, Josephine, in May 2017 in a private ceremony. The couple is raising three children together.
Victor Moses' net worth makes him one of the wealthiest Nigerian players. However, his financial success clearly reflects the midfielder's raw and undisputed talent and dedication to the game.
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