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Meet Calvin Bassey, The Italian-born English youth international invited by Gernot Rohr for WCQ

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Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited Glasgow Rangers Calvin Bassey for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic.

The left back was handed an invitation for the first time to the Super Eagles following his impressive performance for the Gers in recent weeks.

Here are the things you need to know about Calvin Bassey :

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Place of birth :

Calvin Bassey was born in Aosta, Italy to Nigerian parents who are from Cross Rivers state.

He moved to England with his parents at the age of ten.

Age and amateur career :

Calvin Bassey was born, 31st of December 1999 (21-year-old) he starts his football career at CM Futsal Academy, before joining Leicester City in 2015.

He spent five years with the Foxes, but didn't feature for the first team.

Senior career :

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After featuring for Leicester City U18 and U23, Calvin Bassey left the Club to join Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers in 2020.

He signed a five years contract with Gers and was handed number 3 jerseys.

Debut and Stat :

On 9 August 2020, he made his professional debut for Rangers in a Scottish Premiership match against St. Mirren as a substitute in a 3–0 win.

Calvin Bassey has featured in 10 games for the Rangers this season, playing 630 minutes in total. He has scored just two goals for the club.

International career :

He is eligible to play for Italy, Nigeria, and England in the international level. He decided to play for England at the U17 and U19 level, before committing his senior international future to Nigeria.


Calvin Bassey is very fast and strong on the ball. It is very hard to take the ball off him. He's also an excellent dribbler and usually charges down the wing.

Weaknesses :

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His delivery is a bit poor, and often caught out of position occasionally.

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