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Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham 20160511.jpg
Abraham warming up for Chelsea in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Camberwell, London, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
(on loan from Chelsea)
Number 18
Youth career
2004–2016 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Chelsea 2 (0)
2016–2017 Bristol City (loan) 41 (23)
2017–2018 Swansea City (loan) 31 (5)
2018– Aston Villa (loan) 11 (5)
National team
2014–2015 England U18 5 (2)
2015–2016 England U19 14 (5)
2016– England U21 22 (8)
2017– England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:29, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:33, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham (born 2 October 1997), known as Tammy Abraham, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Aston Villa of the Championship, on loan from Premier League club Chelsea, and the English national team.

An academy graduate of Chelsea, Abraham made his senior debut for the club in 2016 before enjoying loan spells with Championship club Bristol City and fellow Premier League team Swansea City. During his time with the former, he won the club's Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards, as well as being their top goalscorer. Formerly an England youth international, Abraham represented the nation from under-18 level, and featured at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland. He made his senior debut in November 2017.

Club career

Chelsea

Early career

Abraham (right) making his home debut for Chelsea against Leicester in 2016.

Abraham joined Chelsea at under-8 level and progressed through the club's academy system.[3] He was part of the Chelsea youth team which recorded consecutive triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.[3] In the 2015–16 edition of the UEFA Youth League, Abraham pitched in with a return of eight goals in nine matches, making him the tournament's second highest goal scorer behind Roberto Núñez.[4] He carried his form into the FA Youth Cup and netted the winning goal in Chelsea's victory over Manchester City in the final in April.[5] During the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, Abraham scored 74 goals in 98 matches across all competitions for Chelsea's various youth teams.[6]

His form at youth level caught the attention of interim manager Guus Hiddink who invited him to train with the senior team at the back end of the 2015–16 season.[7] On 11 May 2016, Hiddink handed Abraham his Chelsea debut in a 1–1 Premier League draw with Liverpool, bringing him on to replace Bertrand Traoré in the 74th minute.[8] Abraham then made his home debut at Stamford Bridge the following week, once again coming on as a second-half substitute for Traoré in a 1–1 draw with newly-crowned Premier League Champions Leicester City.[6]

Loan to Bristol City

Abraham (right) spent the 2016–17 season on loan at Championship side Bristol City.

On 5 August 2016, Abraham signed for Championship club Bristol City on a season-long loan from Chelsea.[9] He made his debut for the club the following day, coming off the bench for fellow debutant Josh Brownhill to score City's first goal in a 2–1 come-from-behind win over Wigan Athletic, although the goal was later credited to Hörður Magnússon instead.[10]

Abraham started in his second game and scored the only goal of the match in a 1–0 win over Wycombe Wanderers, helping Bristol City advance to the Second Round of the EFL Cup.[11] The following week, on 13 August, he scored his first professional brace in a 2–1 victory over newly promoted Burton Albion, including the last-minute winner.[12] In September, Abraham scored his second brace against Sheffield Wednesday, although Bristol City ultimately lost 3–2.[13] He scored a further two goals during the month which saw him named Championship Player of the Month for September.[14] He was also awarded the EFL Young Player of the Month award for September.[15]

On 31 January 2017, Abraham scored his 16th Championship goal in the 2–2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw him break the record of former Fulham striker Moussa Dembélé for the most goals scored by a teenager since the beginning of the Football League Championship era.[16] Abraham ended the season with 23 goals to his name, second only to Chris Wood of Leeds United, as City completed the campaign in 17th position, thereby avoiding relegation.[17] His performances throughout the season also earned him Bristol City's Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer awards. In doing so, he became the first ever player to earn all three awards in the same season.[18]

Loan to Swansea City

Abraham celebrating a Swansea City goal in 2017.

On 4 July 2017, Chelsea announced that Abraham had signed a new five-year contract with the club and later that day he joined fellow Premier League club Swansea City on a season-long loan.[19]

He made his debut for the club on 12 August, starting in a 0–0 draw with Southampton.[20] Ten days later, he scored his first competitive goal in a 4–1 League Cup win over League One team Milton Keynes Dons before scoring his first Premier League goal in his next match, opening the scoring in a 2–0 victory over Crystal Palace.[21][22] On 14 October 2017, he scored his first brace for his club in a 2–0 win over newly promoted Huddersfield Town which secured Swansea their first home win of the season.[23] Both club and player struggled for form thereafter, however, and by the end of the year Abraham had failed to add to his goal tally.[24]

On 6 February 2018, having gone 825 minutes without a goal, Abraham returned to the scoresheet when he netted twice and assisted a further two in an 8–1 FA Cup Fourth Round replay win over Notts County.[25] The result was also Swansea's biggest ever win in the competition.[26] On 7 April, he scored his first league goal since his double in October. His goal earned Swansea a late draw against West Brom and edged the club a point closer to safety from the relegation zone, though they were ultimately relegated on the final day of the season following a defeat to Stoke City.[27][28] Abraham scored eight goals in 39 appearances across all competitions during his loan spell with the club.[29]

Loan to Aston Villa

Following Abraham's return from loan at Swansea, new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri indicated that he planned to keep him at Chelsea and included him in the squad for the club's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.[30] On 31 August, however, Abraham was sent out on loan once again, returning to the Championship to sign for Aston Villa.[31] He made his debut for the club on 15 September, starting in a 1–1 draw with Blackburn Rovers, and scored on his home debut four days later in a 2–0 win over Rotherham United.[32][33]

International career

Despite being an England youth international, and having featured in non-competitive fixtures for the senior team, Abraham remains eligible to represent Nigeria through his paternal lineage and was in the past sounded out by the Nigerian Football Association.[34] Abraham's father is close friends with Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick and on 21 September 2017, Pinnick claimed that Abraham had switched his allegiance to Nigeria. Abraham issued a statement the same day denying the claim and reaffirming his availability for England selection.[35] Upon receiving his first England call-up in November 2017, Abraham stated that there was never any prospect of him choosing to play for Nigeria.[36]

Youth

Abraham has represented England at both under-18 and under-19 level. He scored his first goals at age group level for England in March 2015, netting a brace as England U18 defeated Switzerland 6–1.[37] Later that year, while representing the U19 team in a friendly against Japan, Abraham and teammate Patrick Roberts played a game of rock–paper–scissors on the pitch to decide who would take a penalty. Abraham was triumphant but missed the resultant spot-kick. Just a minute later, however, Roberts assisted Abraham for the second goal of the match, which ultimately ended 5–1 in England's favour.[38]

Abraham representing England U21 against Germany in 2017.

On 6 July 2016, Abraham was one of four Chelsea players named in Aidy Boothroyd's squad for the U19 European Championship.[39] He featured in three out of four matches as England were eliminated by Italy in the semi-final.[40] Abraham also received his first England U21 call-up on 29 September 2016. He made his first appearance for the team on 6 October, coming on as a substitute with eight minutes remaining against Kazakhstan in a qualifier for the U21 European Championships to help England to a 1–0 victory which secured the nation's progression to the tournament proper. He made his full debut for the U21s in their final group stage match against Bosnia and Herzegovina and netted twice in a 5–0 victory for England.[41]

The following year, he was named in the England squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland.[42] He scored his first, and only goal for the tournament in the semi-final against Germany. England ultimately lost the match after a penalty shoot-out, with Abraham one of the players who missed his spot-kick.[43]

On 18 May 2018, having been omitted from England's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Abraham was recalled to the under-20 side for the Toulon Tournament in France where they had been drawn in a group alongside Qatar, China and Mexico.[44][45] On 27 May, England opened their title defence with a 2–1 win over China in which Abraham scored the winning goal.[46] He did not feature in the subsequent match against Mexico but returned to score in a 4–0 win over Qatar which saw England qualify for the semi-finals where they were drawn against Scotland.[47][48][49] Abraham was only used as a late substitute as England defeated Scotland but was selected to start in the final where they met Mexico. There he was unlucky not to score, hitting the post in the second half, but helped England claim their third successive title with a 2–1 win.[50]

Senior

On 2 November 2017, Abraham was one of three uncapped players called up to the senior England team for friendlies against Germany and Brazil.[51][52] He made his debut against the former on 10 November, starting in a 0–0 draw at Wembley Stadium.[53]

Personal life

Abraham was born in Camberwell, London.[2] He has a younger brother, Timmy, who is also a footballer and plays in the academy system at Fulham.[54][55]

In January 2017, Abraham was involved in a motor vehicle accident while on loan at Bristol City. At the time of the accident he was alleged to have been driving without a licence or insurance, and was summoned to court as a result. He later obtained his licence, passing the test in March of the same year.[56]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 10 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2015–16[57] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2018–19[58] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Bristol City (loan) 2016–17[59] Championship 41 23 3 0 4 3 48 26
Swansea City (loan) 2017–18[29] Premier League 31 5 5 2 3 1 39 8
Aston Villa (loan) 2018–19[58] Championship 11 5 0 0 0 0 11 5
Career total 85 33 8 2 7 4 0 0 1 0 101 39
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

International

As of match played 14 November 2017[60]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2017 2 0
Total 2 0

Honours

England U21

Individual

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External links

  • Tammy Abraham profile at the Chelsea F.C. website
  • Tammy Abraham profile at the Aston Villa F.C. website
  • Tammy Abraham at Soccerbase
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