There is no asking who Baba Rahman is. He is a source of pride for our country. It feels great to realize that one of our own has made such a spectacular name for himself and filled our hearts with feelings of joy and triumph. It is only natural to admire such personalities. Born in July 2 1994, in Ghana; Abdul Baba Rahman is a professional footballer. He is rising fast and his fans are holding a lot of expectations from this youngster. We, at Yen.com.gh decided to make an honourable mention of this big-shot and also intrigue you in learning more about who he is and why he is our very own Baba Rahman.
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Baba Abdul Rahman profile
- Born: 2nd July 1994, Tamale, Ghana
- Age: 24
- Origin: Ghana, Africa
- Marital Status: Married
- Occupation: Footballer
- Famous for: Defending position in Chelsea
- Net worth: NA
- Facebook: Baba Abdul-Rahman
- Twitter: @babarahmangh
- Instagram: baba_rahman_
Baba Rahman biography
Rahman Baba date of birth makes us wonder how such a young man can go so far with his achievements. Abdul “Baba” Rahman is a professional football player from Ghana. He plays for the national team of Ghana; and sports as a left-back for a professional football club associated with Germany called Schalke 04; that too, on loan from Chelsea. Abdul Rahman has “Baba” as his game name on the back side of his jersey. Baba is his father’s name who was a strong supporter of Chelsea.
Baba Rahman education
Rahman studied in Navrongo’s well-established Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School where he did his 2nd cycle of education. Rahman married his childhood girlfriend Selma in May 2016 in their hometown of Northern Ghana’s Tamale.
Baba Rahman career
Rahman began his career at Dreams F.C. a professional Ghanaian football club of the Greater Accra Region. He was a player in the Ghanaian Premier League as a part of Asante Kotoko. He signed for Greuther Furth, a Bundesliga club in 2012 and played two seasons.
Baba, before joining the popular Chelsea team in 2015, used to play for FC Augsburg. Can you guess Baba Rahman salary? Well, if it is not too less or too much, his fee was £14 million. And because he has got the potential, that rose to £22 million later. While we admire our player, Baba Rahman transfer fee is quite a good deal and his talent and skills make him worth the money.
In 2014, Baba Rahman came out with his international debut and was in the runners-up squad in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015. On 23rd September, he made his League Cup debut. The team played a 4-1 win in 90 minutes. Rahman’s Premier League debut was at Stamford Bridge with a victory over Aston Villa on 17th October.
He has played an important role playing with Chelsea in some of their wins which includes the 2-1 Champions League victory against Dynamo Kyjv. On February 27th, he made a little mistake allowing Shane Long of Southampton to score in the 42nd minute. At half time, they substituted him for Kenedy; Chelsea won with a 2-1 lead though.
Schalke, on 2nd August 2016, confirmed Rahman’s loan to the club because he was unable to impress Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s new manager in the pre-season. Baba Rahman shirt number is 14 for the coming season. With the completion of the loan, Baba was interviewed by the local paper named Ruhr Nachricten, where he said that he was advised by Antonio Conte to move on loan as his main focus was defense. With the defensive play-style, he was told that his play-time was going to be short. The 1.79-metre tall defender is a strong wall in the field. But Baba Rahman position on the field and in the game is probably the reason behind this move. It was in this year’s January that Rahman moved in with FC Schalke 04 on loan. This is the second time that he is with Schalke 04; and he has agreed to an 18-month stay till summer 2019.
There you have it. You now have a good idea on Baba Abdul Rahman profile. The next time someone asks you how much you know about this sport-star from your own land, you tell them what you have learnt about this person from Tuko.
In his international career, Baba was in every minute of Ghana’s campaign in Equatorial Guinea, at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. It was an amazing moment as the cross he made led Andre Ayew score the header against South Africa, winning Group C. Although the finals were lost against Ivory Coast at 9-8, Rahman made a penalty shootout score.
The rise of Baba Rahman
Did you know the Baba Rahman FIFA interview statement? Rahman said that it always was his dream to be a footballer by profession. He added that he used to spend his time every single day kicking and moving around with a ball in the streets. This simply shows the level of dedication he has for this game. One needs to be passionate about their interest to be indulged in it all day long. His passion is strong, and so this young man has come a long way and still has a lot to go.
Baba Rahman footballer dream came true and he made progress when he moved from his U-17 team to Asante Kotoko in 2011 on loan. It got even better with his new team’s immediate victory in the league. That got him the attention of European clubs. That prompted Baba, who was just 18 years old then, to change his home for Bundesliga to Furth in 2012. There have been a few setbacks in his career in between but he managed to overcome those and come back up.
He continued to display his talent day after day and that brought Germany’s top sides looking for him. The youngster’s maturity can be noticed from what he says. According to him, a proper defender has to be strong in not only defence, but also attack. He says that confidence in one’s own skills to push ahead; and at the same time, be strong at making tackles, be accurate at passing, and not lose discipline. He added that the core factor about his play-style is perhaps his technique, pace and the want to aggress. Now we can guess why Marcelo of Brazil/ Real Madrid is his idol. He is interested in learning from his role model in the future. Although happy, he is not satisfied with his achievements. He says that he is proud to have experienced a lot at this age and he is eager to find what is waiting for him.
We are all eagerly waiting for the return of Baba Rahman to Chelsea. Although the future cannot be predicted, both Schalke and Chelsea have cleared that Baba will make his comeback to senior football.
Baba Rahman is intent on not getting distracted on his path because he wants to make sure none of his said words go in vain. He wants his actions to compliment his words. He has a motto of his own which will take him to where he wants to go- “You’ve got to work hard every day, constantly strive to improve and believe in yourself.” Baba Rahman nationality is Ghana and we are supportive of our player; and proud of our nation.
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There you go. We brought to you Baba Rahman news; something you have been waiting for. We are all eager to see him back with the big boys, delivering to us what he does best. You can check out the stats below.
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