Baba Rahman Biography

Baba Rahman

Quick Facts About Baba Rahman

Celebrated Name Baba Rahman
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Baba
Birth Name Abdul Rahman Baba
Birth Date 1994-07-02
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Ghanaian
Birth Nation Ghana
Place Of Birth Tamale, Ghana
Horoscope Cancer
Ethnicity African
Religion Muslim
High School Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School
Career Start 2010
Father Baba
Marital Status Married
Wife Selma
Height 5 ft. 10 inches
Weight 70kg
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Current Team PAOK
Position Left-back
Links Facebook Instagram Instagram

Abdul Rahman Baba professionally known as Baba Rahman is a Ghanaian professional football player who plays for Greek club PAOK on a loan from Chelsea, and the Ghana national team as a left-back. He started playing football for the youth team of Young Meteors Tamale in 2004 and began his career at Dreams FC of the Ghana Division Two in 2010. In 2011, he was then transferred on loan to Asante Kotoko of the Ghanaian Premier League for one season. In 2012, he signed for Bundesliga club Greuther Furth, where he spent two seasons. He then played for FC Augsburg from 2014-15. On 16 August 2015, he signed for Chelsea on a five-year deal for a fee of £14 million, potentially rising to £22 million. On 16 September 2015, he made his debut in a UEFA Champions League tie. On 17 October 2015, he made his Premier League debut for the club. On 2 August 2016, he moved on a season-long loan to the club after failing to impress the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during pre-season. On 20 August 2016, he made his competitive debut for the club. On 27 August 2016, he made his league debut for the club. On 15 September 2016, he scored his first goal for Schalke. In January 2018, he joined Schalke 04 on loan for a second time agreeing on an 18-month stay until summer 2019. In January 2019, he returned early to Chelsea and was immediately loaned to Stade de Reims until the end of the season. On 2 September 2019, he was again loaned out in a season-long deal to a newly promoted La Liga side Mallorca on the last day of the transfer window. Currently, he has joined the Greek side PAOK on loan for the rest of the season.

On the international level, he has represented Ghana at the U20 level. He made his international debut in 2014 and was part of their squad which was at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as they finished runners-up to Ivory Coast in the 2015 tournament.

What is Baba Rahman Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Where is Baba Rahman From?

Baba Rahman was born on 2 July 1994. His birth name is Abdul Rahman Baba. His birthplace is Tamale, Ghana. He went to the prestigious Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School in Navrongo for his second cycle education. He holds Ghanaian nationality. He belongs to African. His religion is Muslim. His horoscope sign is Cancer.

Baba Rahman Greuther

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Baba Rahman Football Career Timeline

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Young Meteors Tamale in 2004.
  • He began his career at Dreams FC of the Ghana Division Two in 2010. 
  • In 2011, he was then transferred on loan to Asante Kotoko of the Ghanaian Premier League for one season, where he made 25 appearances for the club.
  • In 2012, he signed for Bundesliga club Greuther Furth, where he spent two seasons and made 44 appearances and scored 2 goals for the club.
  • In 2014, he then played for FC Augsburg for one season, where he made 31 appearances for the club and also made 108 tackles, more than any other player in the Bundesliga that season.
  • On 16 August 2015, he signed for Chelsea on a five-year deal for a fee of £14 million, potentially rising to £22 million. 
  • On 16 September 2015, he made his debut in a UEFA Champions League tie, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 win at home to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
  • On 17 October 2015, he made his Premier League debut for the club in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
  • In February 2016, with Chelsea missing defenders through injury, he enjoyed his period of greatest involvement yet and particularly impressed in a Champions League knockout stage away game against Paris Saint-Germain. He started every game in April and by the end of his first season had made 23 appearances.

Baba Rahman chelsea

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  • On 2 August 2016, the defender moved on a season-long loan to the club after failing to impress the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during pre-season. 
  • There he was signed by his former Augsburg boss Markus Weinzierl and was given the number 14 jersey for the upcoming season.
  • On 20 August 2016, he made his competitive debut for the club as a winger instead of a defender in a 4-1 victory against FC 08 Villingen in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.  
  • On 27 August 2016, he made his league debut for the club in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, coming on for Sead Kolasinac in the 62nd minute.
  • On 15 September 2016, he scored his first goal for Schalke in a Europa League victory at OGC Nice.
  • At Schalke, he made 15 appearances on a season-long loan to the club.
  • In January 2018, he joined Schalke 04 on loan for a second time agreeing on an 18-month stay until summer 2019, where he made 5 appearances for the club.
  • In January 2019, he returned early to Chelsea and was immediately loaned to Stade de Reims until the end of the season, where he made 11 appearances and scored 1 goal for the club.
  • On 2 September 2019, he was again loaned out in a season-long deal to a newly promoted La Liga side Mallorca. There he made five appearances for the club.
  • Currently, he has joined the Greek side PAOK on loan for the rest of the season.

Baba Rahman stats

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Baba Rahman International Career

  • He has represented Ghana at the U20 level. 
  • Following his impressive performances, he was called up to Ghana national team and made his international debut in 2014.
  • He was part of the squad where he played every minute of Ghana’s campaign at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as they finished runners-up to the Ivory Coast in the 2015 tournament.
  • He also was selected for the 2017 tournament in Gabon but in the opening game came off with a serious knee injury.
  • After a lengthy rehabilitation, the defender featured for the Black Stars in the 2019 edition as Ghana topped their group before losing on penalties to Tunisia in the last-16.

Baba Rahman wife

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Baba Rahman Wife

Looking at his personal life, Baba Rahman is a married man. He got married to his longtime childhood girlfriend, Selma, in their hometown of Tamale in northern Ghana in May 2016. The couple has not got any children. They are living their life happily together.

Baba Rahman Height

Baba Rahman stands at a height of 1.79m i.e. 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye and hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Baba Rahman Net Worth and Salary

Baba Rahman earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is $1-$5 million. He came up through the youth team of Young Meteors Tamale and moved to the Dreams FC of the Ghana Division Two in 2010. In 2012, he signed for Greuther Furth, where he spent two seasons and then moved to FC Augsburg for one season in 2014. In 2015, he signed for Chelsea on a five-year deal for a fee of £22 million, including an annual average salary of £4.4 million.

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 9.
  • He has "Baba" on the back of his jersey which is the name of his Chelsea-supporting father.