Tammy Abraham (born 2 October 1997) is a professional footballer who plays in the Premier League for London team, Chelsea. A product of Chelsea’s world-class efficient football academy, Tammy Abraham is widely seen by pundits as one of the youngest stars in the EPL and Europe who have the ability and potential to dominate the league in the most amazing manner possible. He has consistently continued to help the club return to top form. Chelsea has realized the ability of the young budding star and thus he has earned a place in the team’s first team. Tammy Abraham biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life present the profile and life of the football star from childhood to date, as well as his journey from the farm system of Chelsea to the centre stage of English football.
Tammy Abraham Biography Facts, Age, Parents, Wife
- Full Name: Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham
- Nicknames: Avatar, Tammy
- Date of Birth: 2 October 1997
- Age: 25 years old
- Place of Birth: Camberwell, England
- Nationality: British, English
- Listed Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)
- Listed Weight: 87 kg
- Father: Tamaraebi Bukumo
- Siblings: Timmy Abraham (brother)
- Marital Status: Single
- Partner: Leah Monroe (girlfriend)
- Occupation: Footballer
- Playing Position: Forward
- Strong Foot: Right
- Current Club: Chelsea
- Jersey/Kit Number: #9
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Social Media Profiles: Instagram, Twitter
Tammy Abraham Childhood Story/Early Life & Family Background
Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham is one of two children born on 2 October 1997 to his parents, Mr & Mrs Tamaraebi Bukumo. His father emigrated from West African country, Nigeria, to England, in search for greener pastures. His mother is British.
As a young child, Tammy had an interest in drama. He enjoyed acting in school, playing various roles. He was quite a good actor and during interviews, he recounts how he enjoyed acting. But as he grew he became interested in football. He soon joined Chelsea youth academy after prior exploits with Arsenal.
Soon after he joined the youth academy of English club Chelsea, he earned a promotion to the U-8 team. Realizing how talented young Tammy Abraham was, Arsenal and Chelsea went on head to head on granting Tammy Abraham a youth contract. Tammy Abraham who was a fan of ex-Chelsea star, Didier Drogba whom he met when he was new to the club, chose to stay with Chelsea. He continued to play for Chelsea academy before he finally made it to the youth team.
Tammy Abraham Football Career Achievements & Awards
As Tammy progressed in his career, prominent figures in Chelsea, such as the club owner Roman Abramovich, were all amazed by his success especially in the youth team that he and Tammy soon became friends.
Through 2004 to 2015, Tammy Abraham was seen as one of Chelsea bright prospects whose talents will one day work in favour of Chelsea. As he progressed and moved up the ranks in Chelsea, his skills improved. His breakthrough occurred in the 2015/16 season, where he led his side to an amazing run in the UEFA Youth League, where he also scored goals. In 9 matches, Tammy found the back of the net 8 times. He thus ranked as the second top scorer in the tournament. His fiery run did not stop there, as Chelsea made it to the final of the FA Youth Cup, Tammy Abraham provided the goal that helped Chelsea defeat Manchester City, to emerge as 2015/16 FA Youth Cup winners.
Through the 2014/2015 and 2015/16 seasons, Tammy Abraham featured in 98 games and scored 74 times. These goals and matches came across all competitions. His top form soon got the attention of then-interim Chelsea manager, Guus Hiddink, who invited him to train with the senior team in the 2015/16 season.
In May 2016, Tammy Abraham featured in an EPL game for the first time against Liverpool. He came in as a substitute in the 74th minute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. A week after his debut in the EPL, he debuted in Stamford Bridge against Leicester City, as a substitute in the second half.
Bristol City (Loan 2016–17)
In August 2016, Tammy was sent on loan to a football championship club, Bristol City. A day after his loan move was made, he debuted for the club in a game against Wigan Athletic. In his second game for Bristol City, Tammy Abraham registered his first goal for the club. A week after, he scored a brace against Burton Albion. In another game against Sheffield Wednesday, he scored another brace. He went on to score two more goals in other games and was awarded the Championship Player of the Month award for September.
Tammy was also given the September EFL Young Player of the Month award. In January 2017, as he scored his 16th goal in the championship, he broke the Moussa Dembélé’s record for most goal scored by a teenager in the football championship. At the end of the second, he ranked as the second-highest scorer in the league with 23 goals. He was thus named Bristol City Player of the Year.
Swansea (Loan 2017–18)
In July 2017, Tammy signed a five-year contract extension with Chelsea and was sent to play for Swansea on loan for the 2017/18 season. In August, he debuted for Swansea and 10 days later he scored his first goal for Swansea in a league cup match against Milton Keynes Dons. In the next day game, he scored his first EPL goal in a game against Crystal Palace. After he scored a brace for Swansea in October, he struggled to find the back of the net again. Five months later he scored for Swansea and ended his season an a disappointing note as Swansea were relegated and he scored 8 goals in 39 games.
Aston Villa (Loan 2018–19)
In the 2018/19 season, then Chelsea Manager said Abraham will be kept at Chelsea and even featured him in Chelsea’s FA Community Shield game against Manchester City which they lost. In August 2018, he was sent on loan to Aston Villa and he debuted for the club the next month. In his home debut for the club, he scored his first goal for Aston Villa. in November, he scored 4 goals in a 5-5 draw against Nottingham Forest, which made him the first Aston Villa Player to score 4 goals in the 21st century. As a result, he was awarded the Championship Player of the Month award for November.
By midseason, Tammy had 16 goals in 20 games, which sparked rumours that he may be recalled to Chelsea. Other clubs such as Wolverhampton sought to sign him, but FIFA rules which prevented a player from representing as much as 3 clubs in one season cast doubt over any move to Wolverhampton. He continued in good form and at the end of the season, he was the Championship League second highest goal scorer with 26 goals. He also became the first Aton Villa Player to score as much as 25 goals in a season since 1977. He was thus named to the PFA Team of the Year.
Back to Chelsea (2018–present)
For the 2019/20 season, Tammy was called on to play for Chelsea senior team and was given the no. 9 Jersey. In the UEFA Super Cup game, he debuted for Chelsea for the first time in the season. During the game, he earned a penalty during extra time which sent the game to penalty shoot-out. He, however, lost the deciding penalty in the shoot-out and was racially abused on twitter for it. Days after Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat, he scored his first brace for Chelsea in-game against Norwich. In September, he scored a hat-trick and an own goal in an EPL match against Wolverhampton. He thus became the youngest player to register a hat-trick for Chelsea in the EPL era.
Tammy Abraham was eligible to play for the English and Nigerian National team. Nigerian Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, said he could convince Tammy who was like a son to him to declare allegiance to Nigeria. In September 2017, he claimed that Tammy has declared allegiance to Nigeria, but Tammy denied the claim and insisted his allegiance was to the English football team in a statement.
He has featured for the English national football team at various competitions such as the European U-19 Championship in 2016, the U-21 European Championships in 2017 and 2019. While various speculations went about concerning his allegiance, he was featured in friendly games for the English senior football team. He was however left out of the 2018 World Cup contingent and 2019 Nations League team but was called to play in the 2020 Euros Qualifiers in October 2019.
Tammy Abraham Net Worth, Salary
How much is Tammy Abraham net worth? As of March 2020, Abraham is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million. Yearly he received as much as £2.6 million in salaries and bonuses.
Tammy Abraham Family Life
Tammy Abraham’s father is a Nigerian while his mother is British. His father who acts as his manager as well as his mother are known to keep a low profile and try to stay out of the media. He has a younger brother named Timmy Abraham, who also plays football. Timmy plays for English football club, Fulham.
Tammy Abraham Personal Life & Relationship
In 2017, Tammy Abraham who was driving without license was involved in an accident and he had to face the authorities as a result of his actions.
Tammy Abraham is currently not married. He is, however, in a relationship with his girlfriend Leah Monroe. She is a model and social media influencer.
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