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Victor Boniface Biography and Profile



Victor Okoh Boniface (born 23 December 2000) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Nigeria national team.

Club career


Boniface signed for Bodø/Glimt from Real Sapphire on 4 March 2019.[2] He suffered a ligament injury only two weeks after signing for Glimt, which was said to be likely to keep him on the sidelines for the duration of the 2019 season.[3] Boniface was selected to the Nigeria U-20 squad to play the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, but had to withdraw from the squad due to injury. In September 2019 he nonetheless made his league debut for the club.

Union SG

Boniface celebrating his 2021 Eliteserien title victory with Bodø/Glimt

On 8 August 2022, Boniface signed a four-year contract with Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium.[6] Union reached the quarter-finals of the 2022–23 Europa League. Boniface scored six goals in the competition, including a brace against Union Berlin in the round of 16, finishing as the competition’s joint top scorer along with Marcus Rashford.

Bayer Leverkusen[

On 22 July 2023, Boniface signed for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on a contract until 2028, and was assigned the number 22 shirt. He made his Bundesliga debut as a starter on 19 August, in a 3–2 home victory over RB Leipzig. The following week, on 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 Mönchengladbach.

International career

Boniface made his debut for the Nigeria senior team on 10 September 2023, coming on in the 64th minute for Taiwo Awoniyi. He provided an assist in that match to Samuel Chukwueze.[citation needed] On 29 December 2023, he was named in the Nigerian squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast. However, on 8 January 2024, Boniface sustained a muscle injury which forced him to miss the African tournament, and he was replaced by Terem Moffi.

‘Het is van dat: Victor Boniface trekt deur bij Union achter zich dicht ...Personal life

Boniface is a Christian.



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