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Calvin Bassey - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
3
 
First name:
Calvin
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Bassey
 
Playing Position:
Defender
 
Nationality:
Nigeria
 
Date of Birth:
Friday, 31 December 1999
 
Place of Birth:
Aosta, Italy
 
 
Player description
In the summer of 2023, Fulham confirmed the signing of Calvin Bassey from Ajax for an undisclosed fee, with the defender agreeing a contract until the summer of 2027, with a Club option to extend by a further 12 months.

Born in Italy, Bassey moved to London at a young age, before getting a first taste of academy football at Leicester City.

A move to Rangers in the summer of 2020 saw his career really take off, as he enjoyed a highly prosperous two years in Glasgow.

Bassey’s first campaign saw Rangers win the Scottish Premiership by a remarkable 25 points – a campaign in which they did not suffer a single league defeat, and conceded just 13 goals. Their 26 clean sheets is a Scottish record.

Having operated mainly at left-back in his first season, Bassey split his time between there and centre-half in 2021/22, as Rangers embarked on another excellent season.

In addition to winning the Scottish Cup, the Gers made it all the way to the UEFA Europa League Final, where they were beaten on penalties by Eintracht Frankfurt.

Despite the heartbreaking end to their European campaign, Bassey won many plaudits for his performance in the Final – which finished 1-1 – as his pace and strength at the back made it difficult for Frankfurt to create many decent quality chances.

Bassey’s performances on the one of the biggest stages naturally caught the eye, with Ajax parting with an initial €23m to bring him to Amsterdam – a club record sale for Rangers.

Primarily operating at centre-back during his time in the Netherlands, Bassey made 39 appearances for the club across all competitions – including sampling Champions League football for the first time – scoring once and laying on five assists.

A Nigeria international, Bassey made his debut for the Super Eagles in a World Cup Qualifier last year.

Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Ajax
 
Transferred in date:
Friday, 28 July 2023
 
Transferred in value:
£18m
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
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