Calvin Bassey is a Nigerian-born Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Dutch Eredivisie club Ajax. He is known for his pace, power, and athleticism. Bassey began his career with non-league club Lisburn Distillery before moving to Rangers in 2015.
Calvin Bassey Early Life and Education
Bassey was born in Afo, Nigeria on 21 July 1999. He moved to Scotland with his family when he was a child. He attended Lisburn Distillery’s youth academy before making his debut for the club’s senior team in 2015.
Calvin Bassey Club Career
In 2015, Bassey joined Rangers from Lisburn Distillery. He made his debut for the club in a Scottish Cup match against Annan Athletic in January 2016. Bassey played a key role in Rangers’ 2020–21 Scottish Premiership title win. He was named the club’s Young Player of the Season for his performances.
In 2022, Bassey joined Ajax for a reported fee of £22.5 million. He has made a good start to his career at Ajax and has helped the club to win the Eredivisie title in his first season.
Calvin Bassey International Career
Bassey is eligible to play for both Nigeria and Scotland. He has represented Scotland at youth level and made his senior debut for the country in a UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine in June 2021.
Calvin Bassey Net Worth
Bassey’s net worth is estimated to be around $850,000. This is based on his salary at Ajax and his endorsement deals.
Calvin Bassey is a talented young footballer with a bright future. He is a key player for Ajax and is expected to be a regular for Scotland in the years to come.