Victor Okoh Boniface mostly known as Victor Boniface is a Nigerian professional footballer, he was born on the 23rd of December, 2000. He plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Nigeria national team.
Victor Boniface is a native of Akure, which is located in Ondo state, Nigeria. He resided with his grandparents, his grandfather was a distinguished veteran of the Nigerian Army. Victor Boniface’s mother steadfastly stood by his side, unwavering in her support regardless of the circumstances, unlike his father. He didn’t really have a privileged to experience proper upbringing, given the lack of affluence in his family home. He spent his childhood in a military barracks with his grandparents.
Victor Boniface almost gave up on football due the lost of his mother who passed away as a result of an accident. This brought him a great deal of anguish and distress throughout his life, the loss of his mother deeply impacted Victor leading him through a challenging phase in his life but he sought solace in drinking and partying so as to cope with his loss.
Victor Boniface came from a financially disadvantaged family but that didn’t stop him from being educated. He attended T-Chris International School in Akure., his Nigerian hometown. It was a good center of learning in Ondo State.
4th March 2019, Boniface signed for Bodo/Glimt from Real Sapphire. Two weeks after signing for Glimt, he suffered a ligament injury which was said to be likely to keep him on the sidelines throughout 2019 season. Due to injury, Victor Boniface couldn’t play the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations which he selected to the Nigeria U-20 squad. In September 2019, he nonetheless win the league debut for the club.
8th August 2022, Victor Boniface signed a four-year contract with Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium. He scored six goals in the competition as well as a brace against Union Berlin in the round of 16. These made him the joint top goal scorer alongside with Marcus Rashford of Machester United. Union Saint-Gilloise reached the quarter-finals of the 2022-23.
22nd July 2023, Boniface signed for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on a contract that will last till 2028. He was given the number 22 shirt. On 19 of August, he made his Bundesliga debut as a starter in a 3-2 home victory over RB Leipzig. 26 August, he scored his first Bundesliga goals by netting a brace at the Borussia Park in a 3-0 away derby win against Borussia Monchengladbach.
10th September 2023, Victor Boniface made his International career debut for the Nigeria senior team. He replaced Taiwo Awoniyi in the 64th Minute. He gave Samuel Chukwueze a goal assist.
Victor Boniface’s net worth is approximately $4 million. He largely made his money from his career in football as well as brands and promotional work in which he partner with.