Immediate former Harambee Stars captain and Montreal Impact’s Victor Wanyama is smiling all the way to the bank if his earnings that were revealed by the Major League Soccer (MLS) Players Association is anything to go by.

In a 2021 Salary Guide containing salary information for all MLS players under contract as of September 30th, 2021, Wanyama earns a base salary of $2,400,000.00 (Kshs. 266,640,000) per year and a Guaranteed compensation of $3,091,667.00 (Kshs. 343,484,000).

With the above in mind, it means Wanyama takes home $200,000 per month (Kshs. 22,220,000) making him Montreal Impact’s highest paid player.

According to the MLS, Annual Average Guaranteed Compensation (Guaranteed Comp) number includes a player’s base salary and all signing and guaranteed bonuses annualized over the term of the player’s contract, including option years.

The Average Annual Guaranteed Compensation figure also includes any marketing bonus and any agent’s fees, both annualized over the term of the contract. The Average Annual Guaranteed Compensation figure does not include Performance Bonuses because there is no guarantee that the player will hit those bonuses.

These figures include compensation from each player’s contract with MLS. They do not include any compensation from any contracts with individual teams or their affiliates.

While at English Premier League side Tottenham, Victor Wanyama earned £3,380,000 (Kshs. 436million) annually. He was ranked 12th in the club’s 2019/20 Payroll with a weekly income of £65,000 (Sh8.3 million) according to Spotrac.

Wanyama became the first ever Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the first goal in Celtic’s 2–1 win over Barcelona on 7 November 2012.

On 11 July 2013, Wanyama moved to Premier League club Southampton for £12.5 million making him the most expensive player sold by a Scottish club back then.

He remains one of Kenya’s most decorated players having represented Harambee stars 52 times and scoring 7 goals. He will be remembered for captaining the side to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt back in 2019.