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Victor Boniface Bio, Club, Net-worth, Salary, Family, Achievements & Stats


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Who Is Victor Boniface?

Victor Boniface, popularly known as ‘Big Vic’, is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Boniface, though currently injured, however, he’s been a shining light in the German league with his blistering goal scoring form since he arrived from Belgium.

The lanky and bulky forward was born on December 23, 2000, in Nigeria to Mr and Mrs Okoh Boniface.

Victor hailed from the tranquil region of Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, where he largely honed his skills and nurtured his passion for football.

Aside his biological parents, Boniface reportedly spent his childhood under the care of his grandparents in the military barracks who helped looked after him from his young age.

Victor Boniface Early Life

Big Val’s trajectory in life was influenced by the military environment in the barracks with his grandparents who are army officers.

As a young boy who loves football, his tryst with the game started amidst the sandy terrains of the Akure barrack, where he spent time with his uncles who often engage in football.

Boniface’s journey to recognition started during his time at T-Chris International, where he was spotted by scouts who took him to Real Sapphire in Lagos, an academy led by Frank Peterson.

Following his unwavering dedication at the academy, Boniface caught the eye of a club in Europe, Bodo/Glimt, a prominent Norwegian club.

At Bodo/Glimt he clinched many trophies and continuously write his name in the folklore of the club with his eye for goal.

Victor Boniface Facts & Wiki

Name: Victor Okoh Boniface

Date Of Birth: 23rd December, 2000

Place Of Birth: Akure, Ondo State

Age: 23

Nationality: Nigerian

Height: 6ft 3inch

Position: Striker

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Profession: Footballer

Parents: Mr & Mrs Okoh Boniface

Religion: Christian

Weekly Salary: €38,462

Annual Salary: €10 million

Net-worth: $10 million

Current Market Value: €40 million

Social Media: Instagram & X

Victor Boniface Club Career

Boniface’s first club was Real Sapphire, an academy in Nigeria where he started honing his skills in preparation for the bigger future in the world of football.

On arriving in Norway he suffered a ligament injury that ruled him out for sometime, but he came back with fire and hit the ground running with his goal scoring prowess.

After gaining experience at Real Sapphire, he made his breakthrough in Europe with Bodo/Glimt where he scored 23-goals and provided eight assists in 66-games between 2019 and 2022.

Victor won the Eliteserien for Bodo/Glimt back to back in the 2019-20 and 2021-22 season as one of the best players in the league.

Following his impressive performance in Norway, Union Saint Gilloise in Belgium came calling for his signature on a four-year contract in the summer of 2022 where he continued to impress.

He swiftly adapt to life in Belgium and the team, contributing with his total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 55 competitive appearances for Union.

In the 2022-23 UEFA Europa League he scored six goals in the competition as a joint top-scorer alongside Marcus Rashford.

On July 2023, Big Val moved to Germany to teamed up with Bayer Leverkusen on a contract until 2028, having paint the Belgian league blue, black with his consistent goal scoring.

Since arriving in Germany, he has not only hit the ground running, he has also make himself a fan favorite with his form on the pitch and his jovial side off the pitch.

Bayer Leverkusen can’t talk about their impressive performance in the Bundesliga this season, and not talk about Boniface’s influence and form on and off the pitch that won him “Bundesliga Rookie Of The Month” four consecutive time.

Victor Boniface National Team Career

Boniface made his debut for Super Eagles of Nigeria on the 10th of September, 2023, where he came on in the 64th minutes for Nottingham Forest forward Taiwo Awoniyi.

On the 29th of December 2023, he was named in the Nigerian squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Unfortunately for Big Val, he sustained a muscle injury which forced him to miss the tournament and made him return to his club in Germany.

Victor Boniface Net-worth & Salary

According to various sources, Boniface’s current salary is around €2 million, excluding bonuses and taxes.

With the forward current contract still remaining 5-years at Bayer Leverkusen, his gross salary is around €10 million and €38,462 per week.

Victor Boniface Achievements & Stats

Boniface’s only European success was with Bodo/Glimt in 2019-20 and 2021-22 season where he won the league back to back.

Individually, he won the Europa League top-scorer following his six goals contributions for Union Saint Gilloise.

Meanwhile, Victor was also included in the UEFA Europa League Team Of The Season, following his breathtaking performance in the tournament.

His time in Germany having arrived from Belgium came with a lot of individual awards, winning the “Bundesliga Rookie Of The Month”, four times in a role and Bundesliga Player Of The Month for the month of August in 2023.

Victor’s stats this season is 16 games, 10 goals and seven assists, despite been currently nursing an injury he sustained in a build-up to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire this year.

Victor Boniface Social Media

If there’s any Nigerian player who is quite active on social media, it is Boniface who has a total of 472k on Instagram with his handle known as @Boniface_jrn.

Even on X he is very active and he has a total number of 307.4k with the same handle as that of the Instagram.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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