Many African international footballers have their roots in Nigeria. With football being the most celebrated sports globally, the country has become a harnessing ground for promising youth with football skills and talent. And talking about promising youth with the skill, Naijauto.com will like to profile Victor Anichebe, who began his journey into the world of football as a teen. So stay put as this post explores Victor Anichebe's net worth, cars, and houses.
1. Victor Anichebe's biography
1.1 Who is Victor Anichebe?
Victor Chinedu Anichebe is an international footballer from Nigeria who played as a striker for Sunderland, Everton and West Bromwich Albion. The last club he played for was Beijing Enterprises, a Chinese football club. Presently, Victor has no contract with any club as a free agent. In the past, Victor Anichebe was also part of the national team where he last represented them in 2011.
Victor Anichebe began his football career as a promising young star in Everton at the age of 15. His debut with the team took place in February 2006 when he became the substitute for Simon Davies in the 89th minute in an Everton's match against Chelsea. After his performance on the pitch, he signed his first professional contract with Everton club in April 2006. It was a two-year deal.
On 7 May 2006, the forward player scored his first Premier League goal for his club against West Bromwich Albion. He went ahead to be awarded Everton's Reserve Player of the Season for the 2005/2006 season. This paved the way for his goal-scoring skills which were showed off during the UEFA Cup. Anichebe netted four times against Kharkiv, Metalist, 1.FC Nürnberg, AE Larissa, and Brann as a substitute in the matches.
Everton extended Victor Anichebe's contract by four years as the club qualified for UEFA. Anichebe's amazing performance spurred Everton fans into voting him as the club's Young Player of the Season.
Anichebe's impressive skill earned him Everton's Young Player of the Season. award!
In February 2009, Anichebe suffered a knee injury during a match against Newcastle United, where Kevin Nolan tackled him. This kept the striker out of matches for 11 months. Anichebe sued Kevin for loss of earnings but later settled the matter out of court.
Victor Anichebe returned to his team in January 2010 and a year later, signed a four and half year deal with Everton. He suffered another injury in September which kept him off the pitch all through 2011. He came back in January 2012 and as a substitute, scored a goal in a match against West Bromwich Albion to make Everton the winner.
Anichebe's appearances and success as a substitute made him the most used substitute in Everton FC.
On 2 September 2013, the striker moved to West Bromwich Albion and later left the club at the ending of the 2015/2016 season.
The striker signed a one-year agreement with Sunderland in September 2016 and scored his first goal on 5 November 2016. Due to his performances in November, he was nominated for the PFA Fans Player of the Month award.
The striker has plans to return to his football career in the future!
After Sunderland, Bejing Enterprise became his next destination with Anichebe joining the club on 23 June 2017.
On 28 March 2008, Victor Anichebe made his first appearance for Super Eagles in an Olympic game qualifier against South Africa. In the same year, he featured in three 2010 World Cup qualification games.
Anichebe netted his first goal for the national team on 29 March 2011, during a friendly match against Kenya. He also played for the squad at the 2012 African Cup of Nation qualifying game against Madagascar where he suffered a groin injury.
Victor Anichebe made the decision to go focus on his shape for Everton. This he announced in October 2012. The forward striker temporarily retired from international soccer in May 2013 to enable him to pay attention to his club career.
Howbeit, Anichebe stated his plans to return to international football in time to come.
1.2 Victor Anichebe's age
Victor Anichebe is now 32 years old. He was born on 23 April 1988, in Lagos State.
Anichebe in the village for a championship he organized for youths to help harness their football skills!
1.3 Victor Anichebe's family
Victor Anichebe hometown is Nri, in Anaocha LGA Anambra State. Anichebe moved with his parents when he was a year old to Liverpool England. Initially, his family resided in Toxteth before settling down in Crosby.
1.4 Victor Anichebe's girlfriend
There have been a lot of reports about Victor Anichebe's girlfriend. However, here's what we know: Victor Anichebe and DJ Cuppy had a relationship in 2016 which was called off in October 2017.
DJ Cuppy whose real name is Ifeoluwa Otedola stated she broke up with Anichebe over time difference. Then she was living in London while Victor was in China. DJ Cuppy couldn't cope with the crazy schedules and difference in time zone. However, their relationship ended up on a friendly note.
In December 2017, news filtered in that Anichebe has gotten a new girlfriend named Maggie Malcheva. Both were said to have spent the Christmas holidays in Anichebe's hometown, Nri Anambra State. And that was the last that was heard about his relationship status.
Anichebe and DJ Cuppy broke up in 2017 due to the time difference in their location!
Victor took Maggie to his hometown during the Christmas holidays!
2. Victor Anichebe's net worth
Victor Anichebe's net worth is estimated to be $15.3 million. That’s about ₦6 billion with the former exchange rate, with which he makes it to the list of the richest footballers in Nigeria. During his time in Everton FC, Victor Anichebe's salary was €54,300. He was paid a weekly income of €13,575.
Anichebe's football career is riddled with a succession of injuries that restricted him from reaching his potentials. His net worth would have received more boost if not for the injuries.
3. Victor Anichebe's cars and houses
Footballers are known for their love for acquiring intimidating whips and the car collections they've built over time. A lot of them have shared pictures of their rides on different social media platforms. But there's one footballer who doesn't share the same craze for cars: Victor Anichebe.
Well, you might attribute it to the many injuries which characterized his career as he was always on rehab. Notwithstanding, Anichebe drives a Rolls Royce Phantom reportedly worth ₦150 million. This luxury ride tagged as Victor Anichebe car is believed to have been opted for based on the position he plays in the pitch.
Sports analysts believe that Anichebe's choice of car is based on the position he plays in the pitch
The former Everton striker built a mansion in his hometown. In 2017, he shared some pictures of the house when it was under construction on his social space.
Victor posted a picture of his old home on social media
These photos of his house under construction were posted in 2017!
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4. Victor Anichebe's latest news
A lot of concerned fans have been asking about Victor Anichebe's current club and what's happening to his football career.
The latest news about the former striker was dated back in September 2019. The news had it that Kilmarnock F.C, a Scottish professional football club indicated an interest in signing up Anichebe on a free transfer. The club, however, was facing competition from England's lower league clubs.
With football set to move on amidst COVID-19, we're hopeful that Victor Anichebe's transfer news will make the headlines soonest.
4.1 Victor Anichebe Instagram
Wanna be updated on Anichebe's career progress? Follow him on Instagram with his handle @victoranichebe.
We believe this article on Victor Anichebe's net worth, cars, and houses has given you the information you needed to know about the ex-Everton striker. We look forward to having him back on the pitch.
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