Abraham was just seven years-old when he joined Chelsea's academy and went on to carve a path to the first-team during nearly two decades at the club before signing for Roma in 2021. He helped Chelsea to back-to-back UEFA Youth League successes in 2014-15 and 2015-16 and made his professional debut with two appearances for the Blues in the latterly mentioned campaign.
Loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa followed before Abraham returned to Chelsea in 2019 with a senior breakthrough on his mind and the No. 9 shirt on his back. He ended that season as Chelsea's top-scorer - a trick he repeated the following campaign - and went on to lift the 2021-22 Champions League trophy as the love-affair between the South Londoner and Europe continued.
And Abraham took that fondness of continental competition with him to Roma, scoring 27 times in all competitions and on nine occasions in the Europa Conference League as he ended his first season in Rome with another European winners' medal. Abraham scooped up a number of records in 2021-22, including becoming the first Englishman to score more than double figures in a single Serie A campaign since David Platt in the 1991-92 season.
Not only that, but Abraham found a handy habit of scoring crucial, match-winning goals that earned him the nickname 'Tammy Tre Punti' ('Three Points Tammy'). He also struck twice in a memorable 3-0 Derby della Capitale victory on Matchday 30 to further endear himself to the Roma faithful, who by now had taken the No. 9 to their hearts, not least due to the visceral surprise he showed at experiencing the Olimpico atmosphere.
“On the first day I came to the stadium I just said, 'Wow!'. It's an unbelievable feeling to step out onto the pitch with the fans roaring your name and roaring the team. They're amazing supporters," Abraham said. "From the first day I arrived, I fell in love with Roma, with the team, with the fans – I fell in love. They have made me feel like family from the off. Arriving at the airport and seeing fans there to welcome me was the first stepping stone. It's been a wonderful journey."