Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Andre Ayew (West Ham, England)
André Morgan Rami Ayew (English pronunciation: /ˈɑːndreɪ ˈɑːjuː/ ( listen) was born on 17th December 1989, also known as Dede Ayew in Ghana. He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays as a forward for Premier League club West Ham United and the Ghana national team.
He is the second-born son of the three-time African Footballer of the Year and FIFA 100 member Abedi “Pele” Ayew and has two brothers, Ibrahim and Jordan, who also are professional footballers. In 2011 Ayew was named the BBC African Footballer of the Year and Ghanaian Footballer of the Year.
Ayew started his football career in Nania,Ghana, while he played his first game for the club at age 14. In 2005, he penned with his father’s former club, Marseille, and spent two seasons in the club’s youth academy before playing his first game in the 2007–08 season. Ayew was sent to Lorient on a two seasons on loan and Arles-Avignon, helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time. In 2010, he returned to Marseille and became an important part of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps, making over 200 appearances and winning consecutive Trophée des champions and Coupe de la Ligues in both 2010 and 2011.
Ayew started palying international matches for Ghana since 2008 and has earned over 65 caps. At youth level, he captained the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014), as well as four Africa Cup of Nations (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015), helping them finish runner-up in 2010 and 2015, and was Top Goalscorer at the latter.