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André Ayew

Personal information
Full nameAndré Morgan Rami Ayew
Date of birth17 December 1989(age 26)
Place of birthSeclin, France
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9.2 in)
Playing positionWinger/Forward
Club information
Current clubMarseille
Number20

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André Morgan Rami Ayew (born 17 December 1989) is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays for French club Marseille in Ligue 1. He is often referred to as simply Dédé. Ayew plays as a winger, but can play as a striker. He is the second-born son of the three-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year award and FIFA 100 member Abedi Pele and has two other brothers, Ibrahim and Jordan, who also play football.

Ayew began his career in his home country of Ghana playing for Nania. He made his debut for the club at age 14. In 2005, he signed with his father's former club, Marseille, and spent two seasons in the club's youth academy before making his debut for the club in the 2007 08 season. In the following two seasons, Ayew played on loan with Lorient and Arles-Avignon helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time. In 2010, Ayew returned to Marseille and became an integral part of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps.

Though born in France, Ayew is a Ghanaian international. At youth level, he starred for the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. At senior level, Ayew made his debut on 21 August 2007 against Senegal at the New Den Stadium in London. He has since represented his nation at the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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