Calvin Bassey stuns many on big European Night

Calvin Bassey stuns many on big European Night

Despite Rangers’ defeat in the Europa League final, Calvin Bassey won the football fans sympathy award.

Bassey, 22, had a fantastic outing in Seville and his performance caught the attention of the football lovers all over the globe.


Despite the pressure of the occasion, the Nigerian held his own among every Rangers defender throughout the game.


Although, he was beaten to the ball for Frankfurt’s equaliser, Bassey was the reason Rangers dragged the tie to extra time.


He was very good with his clearances, one-on-one defending, recovery tackles and blocks.

Calvin Bassey’s defensive numbers against Frankfurt after 90 minutes, includes : 8 ball recoveries, 4 ball clearances, 4 ground + aerial duels won, 3 interceptions and 1 blocked shot.

He was good in the extra time as well. A rare mistake from Bassey allowed Borre to burst forward but the young defender recovered to clear the danger.

It was Bassey to the rescue again soon after as he matched Knuaff for pace to cut the angle and force the winger to fire wide.

After such a fantastic performance, it’s almost implausible not to expect the Player to deliver more big nights like this in his career.

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