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Abedi Pele

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Full nameAbedi Ayew
Date of birth5 November 1964(age 51)
Place of birthAccra, Ghana
Playing positionAttacking midfielder

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Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele (born 5 November 1964) 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 and was named African Footballer of the Year in 1991, 1992 and 1993. He was named as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

Two of his sons, Ibrahim and André also became Internationals for Ghana and were selected for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

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