Victor Okoh Boniface, born on December 23, 2000, is a Nigerian professional footballer often referred to as “Big Vic” by his peers. He is a versatile forward player who currently plays for the Bundesliga club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and the Nigeria national team.
Before having a contract with Leverkusen, the striker formerly played for Real Sapphire FC from 2018-2019, FK Bodö/Glimt from 2019-2022, and Royale Union St. Gilloise from 2022-2023.
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|Victor Okoh Boniface
|Date of Birth
|23 December 2000
|Place of Birth
|Place of Birth
|Bayern 04 Leverkusen
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Victor Boniface Early Life and Education
Boniface was born on 23 December 2000, to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Okoh. No detailed news about his parents, but Victor spent most of his childhood with his grandparents pursuing his early education at T-Chris International School.
His grandfather was a respected veteran of the Nigerian Army who lived in the barracks. He had a great interest in football from a young age. Unfortunately, his childhood was marred by tragedy when he lost his mother in an accident. However, this did not stop him from pursuing his passion for football.
Victor’s football career began even at his school days before he go scouted into Real Sapphire in Lagos as we all know that Lagos is one big place for excellence especially for young and rising talents.
With his continuous dedication, Bodø/Glimt picked interest in the young lad and signed him in 2019 but picked up a ligament injury two weeks after joining the club. On 8 August 2022, Boniface signed a four-year contract with Union SG in Belgium. Union reached the quarter-finals of the 2022/23 Europa league, thanks to Victor’s goals(6) finishing joint top scorer along with Marcus Rashford.
On 22 July 2023, Bayer 04 Leverkusen signed Boniface on a contract that will run until 2028. He was assigned the shirt #22. He made his debut as a starter in a 3-2 home victory over RB Leipzig. The following week, he scored his first Bundesliga goal, netting a brace in a 3-0 away win over Borussia Monchengladbach. This impressive start to his career at Leverkusen highlights his potential to become a prolific player in the future.
Victor Boniface has won the Rookie Player of the Month award for four consecutive months, keeping Xabi Alonso’s team at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Net Worth of Victor Boniface
Victor Boniface is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $5 million incurring this from football as well as partnerships with promotional works and brands.
Victor Boniface’s Personal Life
Boniface is currently in a love affair with Rikke Hermine Jensen a Norwegian model and influencer. Hermine hails from Bodø, Norway, but is currently based in Lier, Belgium. The 20-year-old Rikkie is a Christian and a Roman Catholic by religion.
The pair are understood to have met in 2019, when the Nigerian forward was still playing for Norwegian league giants FK Bodø/Glimt, attaining a not-so-bad record of 23 goals and creating 8 assists in 66 appearances as per Transfermrkt. Although keeping her love life away from the media, Rikkie has been a very supportive type to Boniface.
Bundesliga Career and Records of Victor Boniface
Victor Boniface has played a total of 16 matches during his career in the Bundesliga, all of which have been with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Out of these 16 matches, he has won 13. Furthermore, he has scored a total of 10 goals in the net during his time playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
On the 16th matchday of the 2023/24 season (20th December 2023), Bayer 04 Leverkusen player, Victor Boniface, played his last game wearing shirt number 22. He played as a forward and was substituted in during the match against VfL Bochum 1848. He played for a total of 23 minutes and scored one goal, contributing to the 4-0 victory of his team. Victor Boniface had one shot on the opponent’s goal and had a total of 13 individual ball possessions. He also attempted eight tackles, winning two of them. During the match, Victor Boniface covered a distance of 3.1 km and had a total of eight sprints.