Tammy Abraham Profile
|Born||Oct 02, 1997|
Whilst at Chelsea, he wasn't given the chance to prove himself. However, at Roma, Tammy Abraham is reaching new scoring heights.
As a graduate of Chelsea's youth academy, Abraham made his professional debut in 2016 but only became a regular first-team member of Chelsea's squad under Frank Lampard in the 2019/20 season.
After falling out of favour at Chelsea, Roma manager Jose Mourinho signed the striker for around £34million in 2021. His goals helped the Italian side win the inaugural Europa Conference League trophy
Rising through the ranks
Having joined the club's youth academy at under-eight level, Abraham went on to win the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup in consecutive seasons, highlighting the potential that the Chelsea academy had amongst their younger generation.
In the 2015/16 UEFA Youth League, Abraham netted eight times in nine matches and in the FA Youth Cup he scored the winning goal over Manchester City in the final. Overall in those two successful seasons, the striker hit the back of the net 74 times in 98 matches across various Chelsea youth teams.
Near the end of the 2015/16 season, Guus Hiddink handed Abraham his professional debut in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. He then made his home debut a week later, coming on as a substitute for Bertrand Traore against Premier League champions Leicester City.
The next season, Abraham went on a season-long loan to Championship side Bristol City. In his second match he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Cup. The week after, Abraham scored his first professional brace to defeat Burton Albion 2-1, which included a last-minute winner.
He scored four goals in September, which saw him awarded the Championship Player of the Month award as well as the EFL Young Player of the Month.
In January he broke the record for most goals scored by a teenager since the Championship itself began. His 16th goal of the season saw him overtake Moussa Dembele, who played for Fulham at the time.
Although Bristol City could only manage a 17th-place finish, Abraham was largely responsible for the club avoiding the drop down to League One. He scored 23 goals in the league, which saw him finish second only behind Chris Wood in the standings.
His goals and performances earned him the awards for Bristol City Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.
He was rewarded for a fine first full season in professional football with a five-year contract at Chelsea. The striker was then loaned to a club also aiming to avoid relegation from the Premier League, in the shape of Swansea City.
Abraham scored his first goal in the top flight in only his third league match for the Swans, against Crystal Palace. He netted against Watford in September in a defeat and then scored a brace in October over fellow strugglers, Huddersfield Town, getting both goals in a 2-0 win.
This, though, signalled the end of his scoring in the league until April as both the striker and Swansea struggled for form.
His next league goal secured a draw against West Brom, but it wasn't enough as Swansea suffered relegation on the last day of the season. Abraham scored eight goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.
New Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri hinted that Abraham would be part of his plans for the 2018/19 season but after featuring in the Community Shield against Manchester City, Abraham was once more loaned out to Championship side, Aston Villa.
Abraham had scored six goals before the end of November in the Championship and in his last game of the month he scored an astonishing four goals in a single match in a crazy 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest.
He was later named Player of the Month for November following six goals in four games in a productive month that also yielded three wins and a draw in the league.
At the turn of the year he had 16 goals in 20 Championship games and seemingly possessed all the attributes that a top striker needs. His form led to rumours circulating that Chelsea would recall Abraham given their own struggles in attacking positions.
However, ultimately Aston Villa were able to keep Abraham's services, even after interest from Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He broke the record for most consecutive home games scored in when he netted a brace against Ipswich Town and the next month he became the first Villa player since 1981 to score 20 league goals.
By the end of the season he had found the net 26 times in 40 appearances and also scored in the play-off semi-final against West Brom. He was second in the Championship top goalscorer charts to Norwich City's Teemu Pukki.
Tammy Abraham was named in the PFA Team of the Year as Aston Villa were promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs, defeating Derby County 2-1 at Wembley.
Following Chelsea's win in the Europa League the previous season, they faced Champions League winners Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Abraham won a penalty in normal time, which specialist Jorginho scored.
The match went to penalties and it was Abraham who missed the crucial penalty, meaning Chlesea lost 5-4 in the shoot-out. Abraham was targeted with racist abuse on social media following the conclusion of the match.
He bounced back to score his first Chelsea goals, ten days later when he netted a brace against Norwich City in a 3-2 win. The next month he scored his first senior hat-trick as Chelsea defeated Wolves 5-2. Abraham also contributed an own goal but it did not affect the final score line.
Abraham did continue to have a decent season at the highest level, ending 2019/20 with 15 league goals and four assists in a season where he became Frank Lampard's first-choice striking option.
The next season, Abraham managed to register at least one goal in every competition his club were involved in. He scored his first goal of the season in a 6-0 EFL Cup win over Barnsley.
In the FA Cup he averaged over a goal a game with four goals in just 183 minutes altogether and scored a hat-trick against Luton Town in a 3-1 win. He also scored a sole goal in the Champions League, as he netted against Stade Rennais, which came as part of a run of three games in which Abraham found the goal.
He was not quite as prolific in the Premier League and lacked the sharpness of the previous season as he registered six goals in 22 matches. However, he was part of the side that won the 2021 Champions League trophy, but was not selected in the squad for the final.
In the summer of 2021, former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho brought Tammy Abraham to his new club, AS Roma for a fee of £34million. The transfer included a buy-back fee of £68 million which can be triggered after two seasons.
On his Serie A debut, Abraham contributed two assists against Fiorentina as Roma were victorious. He gained his first Serie A goal at the end of the month in a 4-0 win against Salernitana.
He ended the season as Roma's top-scorer in all-competitions with 27 goals. His 17 league goals made him the highest scoring Englishman in a single Serie A season, as the Giallorossi finished sixth in table.
Abraham netted nine times in the Europa League Conference campaign helping Roma to the final of the tournament where they beat Dutch side Feyenoord 1-0 in Tirana.
Opting for England
Born to Nigerian parents, Abraham had the option of playing for the African nation before making his competitive England debut in October 2019. Despite rumours he had agreed to play for Nigeria back in 2017, Abraham confirmed that he wanted to play for England.
Abraham represented his country of birth at many youth levels, from Under-18s up to Under-21s. He was part of England's new golden generation which saw other talents such as Patrick Roberts, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Jordan Pickford emerge at around the same time. He scored nine goals in 25 Under-21 matches.
Abraham was called up to the senior squad in 2017 at the age of just 20 and made his debut at Wembley in a friendly against Germany, playing 59 minutes.
In 2019, Abraham made his first competitive appearance for England, coming on for just two minutes against Czech Republic. He scored his first England goal the next month, in a convincing 7-0 win over Montenegro.
Tammy Abraham's brother, Timmy, is also a professional footballer who plays on loan at Newport County, from Fulham.
Abraham's full birth name is Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham.
Tammy Abraham's net worth is reported to be £5million.
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