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Abedi Pele

Soccer Player + Captain + Coach
Male
Born Nov 5, 1964
Age 50
Hometown Accra
Team Ghana national fo...
Position Attacking midfielder

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 great 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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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born in 1964.

TEENAGE

1982 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He left Ghana for Qatar after the 1982 African Cup of Nations. … Read More

TWENTIES

1991 27 Years Old He was the captain of Ghana's national football team for 6 years (1992 - 1998) and was one of the first African football players to finish highly in FIFA World Player of the Year lists in 1991 and 1992. … Read More
He was also awarded the golden ball award for being the best player at the 1992 African Cup of Nations, and was the "man of the match" in Marseille's historic European Champions League final win over Milan in 1993.
1993 29 Years Old Abedi was the only remaining member of the trio still with the side when Marseille defeated Milan in the 1993 UEFA Champions League Final in Munich. … Read More

THIRTIES

2001 37 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

FORTIES

2008 44 Years Old His wife Maha Ayew was on 3 November 2008 banned from football against this Manipulations Scandal. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old 1 More Event
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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