Abedi Pele

Ghanaian Footballer
Born Nov 5, 1964

Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele is a former Ghana International football player and captain. Having been given the nickname "Pelé" in recognition of his superior ability that evoked comparisons to Brazilian footballer Pelé, he found fame in France's Ligue 1 with Lille OSC and Olympique Marseille. Three of his sons, Ibrahim, André and Jordan also became Internationals for Ghana, in which Ibrahim and André were selected for the FIFA World Cup 2010.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on November 5, 1964.


1982 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He left Ghana after the 1982 African Cup of Nations to join Al Sadd in Qatar for a transfer fee of $1,000. … Read More


1991 26 Years Old He was the captain of Ghana's national football team for six years (1992–1998) and was one of the first African football players to earn a top placing in FIFA World Player of the Year voting in 1991 and 1992.
He is arguably Africa's most decorated and honoured football player ever, winning the France Football Magazine African Player of the Year Award three times, was the inaugural winner of the BBC African Sports Star of the Year in 1992, and the corresponding Confederation of African Football award twice.
1993 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He played for several European clubs and found his fame in France's Ligue 1 with Lille OSC and Olympique Marseille, where he won the UEFA Champions League in 1993, among other titles.


2001 36 Years Old Football Ambassador In June 2001 he was nominated by the present government of Ghana to serve as the next Chairman of the FA, an opportunity he later gave up for a more experienced former coach of Ghana for which in his own words said that this was to be an opportunity to learn from his superiors. … Read More


2008 43 Years Old His wife Maha Ayew was on 3 November 2008 banned from football against this Manipulations Scandal. … Read More
2010 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Three of his sons, Ibrahim, André and Jordan have also become internationals for Ghana; Ibrahim and André were selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while André and Jordan played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old Until 7 June 2013 when he was surpassed by Asamoah Gyan, he was the top goal scorer for Ghana's Black Stars with 33 goals.
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