Football stars are among the most famous celebrities in the world today. Once you become a footballer, you are out for fame and a lot of people become interested in your affairs. Victor Moses, a Nigerian professional footballer is not left out in this. I believe you already know him as a Super Eagle and Chelsea player, but there are a whole lot more about him which havn’t crossed your mind. And you know what? These lesser known facts about him are so interesting and fascinating that you can’t afford to be ignorant of them!
1. You won’t Believe he is this young:
Judging from the facial outlook of this player, you would certainly make a mistake in guessing his age. He appears so mature, but Victor was actually born in the year 1990, and in December for that matter. He is just 24 years old.
2. He lost both Parents in the 2002 Kaduna Riots
Victor lost his parents, (Mr Austine and Mrs Josephine Moses, who were missionaries ), in a sharia conflict at the tender age of 11. It happened that he left his house to play football but returned home to see that all his parents had laboured for had been razed down and he would never see his mother and father again. After the incident, there were threats that he is the next target and so his friends hid him and later, he found a way and left the country through the help of relatives. He left for England where he sought asylum. He was able to get assistance from a family in South London who took him and fostered him.
3. His Undying passion for football raised him from the ashes
From a young age, Moses enjoyed playing football with friends in Nigeria. In an interview, he revealed, “I wore no shoes. We simply barefooted and when a small ball fell at our feet and we started out playing football.” Even after his parents were murdered, his passion for football was never killed. He played football for his school and later for a local Tandrige League club until Crystal Palace FC approached him. From that point, his career progressed in leaps and bounds.
4. He can play in a variety of positions
Moses’s versatility has made him invaluable to teams, as he can play from nearly anywhere on the front field and still create opportunities to score. In an interview, he said, “I feel comfortable anywhere. He can play in a variety of positions, primarily as a winger, but also as a forward.
5. He scored 50 Goals for Crystal Palace’s Under-14s Side
Moses first came to prominence at 14 after scoring 50 goals for Palace’s under-14s side. Playing for three years at both Whitgift and Palace, Moses scored over 100 goals as well as helping Whitgift win many School Cups, including a National Cup where Moses scored all five goals in the final against Healing School of Grimsby at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester.