Calvin Bassey’s brother, stats, transfer, age, house, cars, height

Calvin Bassey’s brother, stats, transfer, age, house, cars, height

Ciku Njuguna
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM

Calvin Bassey is one of Ajax's newest signings of 2022. The center-back is one of the most famous young Nigerian footballers. This article will give a detailed report of Calvin Bassey’s brother, stats, biography, transfer, and lifestyle. So explore with us and learn more.

How much did Rangers buy Calvin Bassey for?
Bassey celebrates during the July 2022 Johan Cruyff Schaal match between Ajax and PSV at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by Geert van Erven/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency.
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Dig into this article to learn more about Calvin Bassey's origin, parents and younger brother, Y.CB, a prolific UK rapper who raps with the 7th drill gang. Scroll down to find out more about the famous brothers.

Profile summary

Full name

Calvin Bassey Ughelumba



Date of birth

31st December 1999


22 years as of September 2022

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Aosta, Italy


Nigerian, Italian


Professional football player


Rokeby School

Height in feet and inches

6'0" (185 cm)

Weight in pounds

167.5 lb (76 kg)

Marital status


Net worth






Calvin Bassey's biography

Calvin was born on the 31st of December 1999, in Aosta, Italy, to Kingsley Ikena and Ebere Bassey. The Nigerian couple migrated to Italy, where they had their children before moving to England. He has three siblings, Matthew (Y.CB), Elvis and Michael Bassey Ughelumba.

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Is Calvin Bassey still a Rangers player?
Rangers' top defender Bassey in action during the Scottish Cup Final match against the Hearts at Hampden Park, in May 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group.
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Matthew Bassey

So, who is Calvin Bassey's brother? Matthew is one of the best UK drill rappers who is a member of the 7th gang. Some of his most popular songs include Ready for War which has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and Love It, which has over 2.6 million views on YouTube.

Due to the violent nature of drill music, the 7th gang are linked to violent incidents, including a 2019 incident where Y.CB was allegedly stabbed and shot in the head. In addition, four members of the 7th gang were jailed for 23 years in 2019 after they were found guilty of possessing firearms with intent to endanger life and cause grievous bodily harm.

Calvin Bassey's age

The prolific Ajax defender is currently 22 years old as of September 2022. His Zodiac sign is the Capricorn.

Calvin Bassey's weight and height

So, what are the measurements of the 2021/22 Scottish Cup winner? According to Football Transfers, he is 185cm tall (6'0") and weighs about 76kg (167.5lb).

How much did Ajax pay for Calvin Bassey?
The Rangers' top man Calvin Bassey in action during a cinch Premiership match against Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium, in December 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group.
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Early in his career, he played for various amateur youth teams, including the CrownPro Elite Football Academy, where he played between 2014 and 2015 and later for CM Futsal Academy. Before joining Leicester's youth system, he decided to quit football. In an interview with PUNCH Sports Extra, he said,

“It was summer and I didn’t have a professional club. In those years I played in London for amateur teams and a lot of street football. I had already resigned myself to the fact that that opportunity would never come. I decided to focus even more on school and to stop playing football at a club until that summer suddenly a message came from Leicester City. Finally, my dream of becoming a professional football player came closer."

Leicester City

In 2015, he joined Leicester, where he played for the Under-18, the UEFA Under-19 and the Under-21 teams until 2018. During this time, he made about 90 appearances for Leicester, scoring 3 goals and four assists.

Rangers FC

The left-back, regarded as one of the best African players, signed a 3-year free transfer contract with the Rangers FC. The top defender made 65 appearances for the Rangers, including 17 Europa League and 33 Scottish Premiership appearances. After watching the 18th May 2022 match between Frankfurt and the Rangers, former Scottish footballer, Michael Stewart praised Bassey in a Twitter post while urging the Rangers not to sell him.

Nigeria national football team

Being eligible to join the Italian, English and Nigerian national teams, Ughelumba relied on his family's guidance in making the ultimate choice. In an interview with OwnGoalNigeria, he revealed his mother's role in his choice to play for Nigeria, saying,

"My mother played a huge role in making me decide on playing for Nigeria. It has been her dream and I am glad she is alive to see it come to pass. If all goes well, she will likely follow me to Nigeria to see me in the colours of the team she loves for the first time."

According to Transfermarkt's national player profile, Ughelumba received his first call-up to Super Eagles' 2021 World Cup qualification Africa squad. Since then, he has received 6 call-ups to the team.

What team does Calvin Bassey play for?
Calvin in action during the May 2022 UEFA Europa League match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport.
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Calvin Bassey's stats

Let us look at a summary of his career stats published by Infogol.

Total passes


Completed passes


Complete passes percentage


Tackle success


2022/23 Infogol ranking



  • 2020/21 Scottish Premier Cup
  • 2021/22 Scottish Cup
  • 2021/22 UEFA Europa League Team of the Season
  • 2021/22 Ranger's Young Player of the Year
  • 2021/22 COPA90 Breakthrough Player of the Year

Calvin Bassey's transfer

When did Bassey leave the Rangers? In July 2022, he left Rangers to join Ajax after signing a $26.1 million 5-year contract with the top-tier Eredivisie club. Among Ajax's new signings of 2022, this is the third most expensive football transfer in the club's history.

Calvin Bassey's FIFA 22 rating

The defender has an overall rating of 69, a potential rating of 79, and the highest scores in the physical, defense, skills, and passing categories.

Calvin Bassey's salary

Details of his current salary from Ajax Amsterdam have not yet been revealed to the public. At the Rangers, he reportedly received $7,366 monthly from the club. His net worth is valued at about $850,000.

Calvin Bassey's house and cars

Ugheluba lives a pretty private life. As such, he has not revealed anything about his homes and cars. He has become one of the most popular young football players. From time to time, Calvin Bassey's brother is always a subject of discussion, given his successful but controversial rapping career.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.