Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, fondly known as Tammy Abraham is a professional football player of English origin. He was born on 2 October 1997 in Camberwell, London, England. He currently plays as the striker for the English League club Chelsea. He also plays for the English national football team.
Abraham started playing football very early. He joined Chelsea at the under-8 level and then progressed through the academy system of the club. Also, he represented the national team at the Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level. He was also a part of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship that took place in Poland. He had joined Chelsea in 2004 and stayed with them for twelve consecutive years, until 2016. He is an Academy graduate of Chelsea.
He made his senior level debut for Chelsea on 11 May 2011 in a match against Liverpool that ended up in a 1-1 draw. He made his senior level debut at the international level against Germany on 10 May 2017 in a match against Germany in at Wembley Stadium.
Rise to glory
Abraham rose to prominence very quickly in his career. He had nice stints for Chelsea right from the beginning. He was a part of the Chelsea squad that had consecutive victories in UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.
In the 2016 UEFA Youth League, he scored 8 goals in 9 matches and ended up as the second highest goal scorer of the tournament. Overall, he scored 74 goals in 98 matches collectively for all the youth teams of Chelsea.
As already mentioned, Abraham started his journey with Chelsea when he joined the club at Under-8 level. He then progressed through the academy system of the club and played for various youth teams of the club.
He also played for them at the senior level. He then moved to the Championship Club Bristol City on a season long loan from Chelsea on 5 August 2016. He made his debut the next day and also scored his first goal for the club. In his second game, he scored the only goal of the match. On 4 July, 2017, he signed another five-year contract with Chelsea.
The next day, he joined another Premier League Club Swansea city on a season long loan again. He currently plays for them only.
Records and achievements
He was awarded as the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month in August/September 2016. He was also the Bristol Player of the Season in 2016-17. In the same season, he was also the Bristol City Young Player of the season. Also, he was the top goalscorer for Bristol City in the 2016-17 season.