ProfileCalvin Ramsay's career story so far

Published 19th June 2022
By Chris Shaw

Sealing a switch to Liverpool FC is the latest chapter in what has been a whirlwind beginning to Calvin Ramsay's career.

The Scotland U21 international completed a transfer from Aberdeen to the Reds on Sunday, subject to international clearance, by penning a long-term contract with the club at the AXA Training Centre.

An attack-minded right-back, Ramsay rose rapidly through the Dons’ ranks having joined them as a nine-year-old and turned professional in 2019.

He was initially a central midfielder, developing his skills in that position until U15 level, when he was suddenly deployed on the right side of defence during a youth tournament.

Such was his impressive transition, Ramsay has remained in that position ever since and he graduated to make a senior debut for Aberdeen as a substitute against Dundee United in March 2021.

Five more appearances came his way at the tail end of that season – including his first start – and provided a springboard for a truly breakthrough campaign in 2021-22.

Calvin Ramsay signs for Reds at AXA Training Centre
19th June 2022

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Ramsay gained European experience in the Europa Conference League qualifiers and swiftly established himself as a regular for Aberdeen with 24 outings in the Scottish Premiership and a further three in domestic cups.

A threat from wide areas with his use of the ball and crossing ability, the full-back was also a primary free-kick and corner taker during his time at Pittodrie.

Those qualities were reflected in his tally of nine assists in his 39 Aberdeen appearances, and he also scored once – a clinically taken 20-yard strike off his left foot versus Dundee in April.

Calvin, who has previously cited new teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson as role models he follows, was nominated for PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and won the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s Young Player of the Year award at the end of the season.

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“I have enjoyed every moment of my first full season,” he said. “I didn’t expect to be in the team at the start of the season. I thought I would be going out on loan to experience playing men’s football.

“But I felt I did well in training during pre-season and the then-manager pulled me into his office and told me I had played my way into the team just before the first game of the campaign. Since then, I have kept working hard.”

He added: “Once you get a taste of it, you really want more.”

Now the right-back will aim to continue his upward trajectory under the guidance of Jürgen Klopp at Anfield, where he will wear the No.22 shirt.

Published 19th June 2022