Victor Okoh Boniface (born 23 December 2000) always referred to by his peer as “Big Vic” is a versatile Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen and the Nigeria national team.
Before having a contract with Leverkusen, the striker has formerly played for Real Sapphire FC from 2018-2019, for FK Bodö/Glimt from 2019-2022, for Royale Union St. Gilloise from 2022-2023.
|Victor Okoh Boniface
|Date of Birth
|23 December 2000
|Place of Birth
Early Life and Education
Victor Boniface entered was born on the 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.
Grand Father being a respected veteran of the Nigerian Army. He stayed in the barracks and as always had great interest in football right from a little age. His childhood became tragic for him after he lost his mother in an accident but this didn’t stop him from 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.
Due to this his prolific stat, Bayer 04 Leverkusen signed Boniface on a contract until 2028 on 22 July 2023, and got assigned the shirt #22. He made his debut as a starter in a 3-2 home victory over RB Leipzig and went on to score his first Bundesliga goal the following week netting a brace in a 3-0 away win over Borssia Monchengladbach.
Currently, Victor Boniface has won the rookies player of the month 4 times concurrently, keeping Xabi Alonso’s team currently top of the bundesliga table.
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.
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 created 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.