Calvin Bassey is a Nigerian professional football player. He plays as a defender for the Scottish club, Rangers. A graduate of Leicester City academy, he started his professional football career at Rangers in 2020. With the club, he won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup and was part of Rangers that finished runner-up in the UEFA Europa Final in 2022.
He made his senior international debut for Nigeria national team in 2022.
What is Calvin Bassey Famous For?
- Won Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup with Rangers.
- Helped Rangers to reach the 2022 UEFA Europa League final.
Where is Calvin Bassey From?
Calvin Bassey was born on 31 December 1999. He was born Calvin Bassey Ughelumba in Aosta in Italy. He holds Italian nationality and hails from African ethnicity. He follows Christianity and his star sign is Capricorn. His parents are Kinglsey Ikenna Ughelumba and Ebere Bassey Etim. He has 3 siblings, Elvis, Michael, and Matthew. His parents moved to Italy from Nigeria where he was born.
Calvin Bassey Career
Calvin Bassey started playing football at an early age. He played for CM Futsal Academy before joining the youth setup of Leicester City in 2015. He was selected he impressed the club at the trial at the age of 15. He progressed through the youth ranks of the club. He regularly featured for the clubs’ U18 and U23 teams. He graduated from the academy in 2020. However, he did not make any appearances for the club’s senior team.
Bassey then joined the Scottish club, Rangers on a free transfer in July 2020. He had signed a pre-contract with the club in June 2020. Bassey made his professional debut in August 2020 against St Mirren. He won the Scottish Premiership in his first season at the club. The following season, he won Scottish Cup with the club. Bassey was a key player for the club that reached the 2022 UEFA Europa League final. The club lost to Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.
During the 2022 transfer window, Basey has been heavily linked with a move to the Dutch club Ajax. It is reported that Rangers has accepted Ajax’s offer for the young defender for the transfer fee of around £20 million. Bassey to Ajax is almost a done deal.
Calvin Bassey International Career
Calvin Bassey was born in Italy. He was eligible to represent either Italy, Nigeria, or England at the international level. Bassey committed to representing Nigeria after he was called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He made his senior international debut in the world cup qualifiers against Ghana in March 2022.
Who is Calvin Bassey Girlfriend?
Calvin Bassey is not married. He is reportedly single as he has not shared anything about his personal life on his social media handles. The young defender will soon be dating a beautiful girl in the near future.
What is Calvin Bassey Height?
Calvin Bassey stands at the height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 76 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Calvin Bassey Salary and Net Worth?
Calvin Bassey earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, sponsorships, and endorsements. He is set to sign with the Dutch club, Ajax in 2022. If the deal is done, Bassey will earn around £3 million in salary at Ajax. At present, his net worth is estimated at around £1 million.