Baba Rahman Biography [ Baba Rahman Schalke

Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany)

Abdul “Baba” Rahman was born on 2nd July 1994. He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays as a left back for German side Schalke 04 on loan from English club Chelsea and for the Ghana national team.

Starting his career with Dreams FC, he played in the Ghanaian Premier League with Asante Kotoko. In 2012, he penned for Bundesliga club Greuther Fürth, where he played for two seasons. He then moved to FC Augsburg before joining Chelsea in 2015 for a fee of £14 million, potentially rising to £22 million.

Rahman played his first international match in 2014 and was part of their squad which were runners-up at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Club career

Ghana

Rahman kicked off his career at Dreams FC of the Ghana Division Two. After impressive performances, he was sent on loan to Asante Kotoko of the Ghanaian Premier League for one season.

For the 2012 season, Rahman made to the final for the league’s Discovery of the Year Award, eventually losing to Joshua Oniku. The Kumasi-based club player displays attracted top european clubs likes Manchester City and Arsenal of the Premier League and Parma of Serie A

However, Rahman eventually penned with newly promoted Greuther Fürth in the Bundesliga on 12 June 2012

On 16 August 2015, Rahman was signed by Chelsea on a five-year deal for a fee which was not made public, reported to be an initial £14 million, rising to a potential fee of almost £22 million.

On 2 August 2016, Schalke confirmed that Baba Rahman has been sent on a season-long loan to the club after failing to fit into the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte formation during pre-season.

Baba Rahman

International career

Rahman was heavily involved in the Ghana’s campaign at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, providing the assist from which André Ayew headed in the winner against South Africa to win Group C. In the final against the Ivory Coast, Rahman scored in the penalty shootout in which his team lost 9–8.

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