Calvin Bassey - Updated May 2024

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Aosta, Italy

Calvin Bassey

Calvin Bassey is an Italian professional football player. Moreover, Calvin Bassey plays as a left-back or a center-back for Eredivisie club Ajax and the Nigeria national team.

Early Life and Childhood

Calvin Bassey Ughelumba best known as Calvin Bassey was born on the 31st of December, 1999, in Aosta, Italy. According to his birth date, he is 22 years old and holds Italian nationality.

Moreover, this football star has a birth sign of Capricorn and believes in Christianity. He belongs to the African ethnicity. He is the son of Ikenna Ughelumba (father) and Ebere Bassey Etim (mother).

In addition, he grew up with his three brothers whose names are Elvis, Michael, and Matthew. His parents migrated from Nigeria to Italy.


Talking about his academic career, Bassey has not yet shared his academic qualification in public. We might presume that this football star might have completed his graduation from a well-known university in Italy.

Professional Career

Club career

At an early age, Calvin Bassey began playing football. He played in CM Futsal Academy matches before entering Leicester City’s youth program in 2015. At the age of 15, he impressed the club during the tryout and was chosen.

He advanced through the club’s youth divisions. He frequently played for the U18 and U23 teams of the clubs. In 2020, he received his academic degree. The player did not, however, play any games for the club’s senior team.

The Scottish team Rangers then accepted Bassey’s free transfer in July 2020.

Calvin Bassey

Caption: Calvin Bassey during a football match (Source: Instagram)

In June 2020, he agreed to a pre-contract with the team. He faced St Mirren in his first professional game in August 2020. In his debut season with the team, he earned the Scottish Premiership.

He and the team won the Scottish Cup the following season. For the team that progressed to the 2022 UEFA Europa League final, he was a vital member. On penalties, the team was defeated by Eintracht Frankfurt.

This football star’s transfer to the Dutch club Ajax has received significant media attention during the 2022 transfer window. According to reports, Rangers has agreed to buy the young defender from Ajax for a cost of about £20 million. It is nearly official: Bassey will join Ajax.

International Career

He was born in Italy but was eligible to represent either Italy, Nigeria, or England at the international level. Moreover, he committed to representing Nigeria after he was called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In the March 2022 world cup qualifications against Ghana, he played in his first senior international match.


As a football star, he earned the UEFA Europa League Team of the Season: 2021–22. In the following years, he might earn more awards and recognition. 

Calvin Bassey

Caption: Calvin Bassey with his award (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

As of 2022, this football star has an estimated net worth of £1 million. In 2022, he is expected to join the Dutch team Ajax. Bassey will get a salary of almost £3 million from Ajax if the agreement is finalized.

Relationship Status

This football star is not married and reportedly single as he has not shared anything about his personal life on his social media handles. Moreover, this man is not a part of controversy nor got rumors at the moment and focuses on his career.

Calvin Bassey – Body Measurements

Bassey stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 76 kg. Moreover, this football star has dark brown eyes with black hair color and there is not much more information available regarding his other body stats.

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Caption: Calvin Bassey during his football practice (Source: Instagram)

Calvin Bassey – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 164k followers. Likewise, there are more than 67k followers on Twitter, and 55 followers on Facebook.