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Baba Rahman Biography

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Abdul Rahman Baba, born on 2 July 1994 and widely known as Baba Rahman, is a Ghanaian professional footballer. He currently plays as a left-back for the Greek Super League club PAOK and represents the Ghana national team. Rahman’s journey began in Ghana with Dreams FC and has since taken him to various clubs across Europe, including Chelsea, before settling at PAOK.

Baba Rahman
Full Name Abdul Rahman Baba
Born July 2, 1994 (age 29)
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Married
Education Young Dakpem’yili JHS
Awards Not Available
Organization PAOK

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Early Life

  • Abdul Rahman Baba was born on 2 July 1994 in Tamale, Northern Region of Ghana.
  • He is the son of Alhaji Baba (Zobognaa) and Hajia Fati Baba Sibdoo.
  • Rahman attended Our Lady Of Fatima JHS and Young Dakpem’yili JHS, both located in Tamale.
  • He began his football journey with his local team, Young Meteors Tamale, playing for them from 2004 to 2010.
  • At the age of 16, he was scouted and subsequently joined Dreams FC, an Accra-based club.



  • Rahman initiated his professional career at Dreams FC in the Ghana Division Two.
  • After showcasing impressive performances, he was loaned to Asante Kotoko in the Ghanaian Premier League for a season.
  • In the 2012 season, Rahman was a finalist for the league’s Discovery of the Year Award.
  • His exceptional skills caught the attention of clubs like Manchester City, Arsenal, and Parma.


  • Rahman signed with Bundesliga club Greuther Fürth in 2012, citing the club’s potential for career development.
  • He scored his first goals for Fürth in a match against 1. FC Nürnberg.
  • Subsequently, he transferred to FC Augsburg, where he made notable defensive contributions during the 2014-15 season.


  • In August 2015, Rahman signed a five-year deal with Chelsea for a fee that could potentially rise to £22 million.
  • He made his debut for Chelsea in a UEFA Champions League match against Maccabi Tel Aviv and subsequently played in the Premier League.

Loans and Transfers

  • Rahman was loaned to FC Schalke 04 in 2016 and then again in 2018.
  • In January 2019, he was loaned to Stade de Reims.
  • The following season, he was loaned to La Liga side Mallorca.
  • In January 2021, Rahman joined PAOK on loan and later made a permanent move to the club in July 2023 after leaving Chelsea.

International Career

  • Rahman represented Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, playing a crucial role in their journey to the finals.
  • He was also a part of Ghana’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, assisting in a goal against Portugal.

Awards and Nominations

  • Asante Kotoko
    • Ghana Premier League: 2011–12
  • PAOK
    • Greek Cup: 2020–21
  • Ghana
    • Africa Cup of Nations runner-up: 2015

Personal Life

  • Rahman sports the name “Baba” on his jersey in honor of his Chelsea-supporting father.
  • In May 2016, he married his childhood sweetheart, Selma, in Tamale.
  • Rahman has been involved in philanthropic activities in Tamale, donating football equipment to his former school and the Tamale Juvenile Unit.

Reference: Wikipedia


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