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Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew

André Morgan Rami Ayew also known as Dede Ayew is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a left winger and currently serves as captain for the Ghana national team.

1989

Birth of Andre Dede Ayew
17 December 1989

Birth of Andre Dede Ayew

Andre Dede was born on December 17, 1989, in Seclin, France. He comes from a family with a rich footballing legacy, as his father, Abedi Pele, and his uncle, Kwame Ayew, were both successful professional footballers.

2004

Early life
24 June 2004

Early life


Ayew's football journey started at the age of ten when he joined Nania in Ghana, progressing through their youth academy and earning a spot in the senior squad at just 14 years old, before eventually joining Marseille in France, his father's former club, where he worked his way up from the youth system to the senior team.

2005

Club career
24 June 2005

Club career


Andre Ayew, hailing from a renowned football family, including his father and brothers, started his career in Ghana with Nania at 14 years old and went on to join Marseille, his father's former club, where he made his senior debut and received accolades as the BBC African Footballer of the Year and Ghanaian Footballer of the Year in 2011.

2007

Marseille
15 August 2007

Marseille

Ayew had a notable debut season for Marseille, making 13 appearances, including two in the UEFA Champions League, impressing with his performance against Porto, and attracting interest from Arsenal, who made a €6 million offer that was ultimately rejected by Marseille.

2015

Swansea City
10 June 2015

Swansea City


Ayew joined Swansea City on a free transfer, signing a four-year contract, and made an impactful start by scoring his first goal in his debut match against Chelsea, securing a 2-2 draw, and followed it up with another goal in a 2-0 victory against Newcastle United.


2016

West Ham United
08 August 2016

West Ham United

Ayew joined West Ham United for a then-record fee, but his debut was marred by injury; however, he made a successful return, scoring his first goal for the club against Swansea City and eventually departing in January 2018 after scoring 12 goals in 50 games.

2018

Return to Swansea City
31 January 2018

Return to Swansea City

Ayew made a dramatic return to his former club, Swansea City, on January 31, 2018, on the final day of the transfer window. The deal, reportedly worth £18 million initially, but potentially rising to £20 million with add-ons, was set to keep him at Swansea City until the end of the 2020-21 season.

2018

Fenerbahçe (loan)
24 July 2018

Fenerbahçe (loan)


Ayew embarked on a new chapter in July 2018, joining Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe on a season-long loan. The agreement also included an option for the club to secure Ayew's permanent signing once the loan period concluded.

2019

Charity work
26 July 2019

Charity work

In a meaningful gesture, on July 26, 2019, Ayew extended donations to the Ghana under-20 team, a team he had previously captained to victory a decade prior. The purpose behind this act was to provide encouragement and motivation to the team as they prepared for the upcoming Africa games, which were scheduled to take place in Rabat, Morocco the following month.

2021

Al Sadd
21 July 2021

Al Sadd

Ayew made a significant move to Al Sadd SC, signing a two-year contract with the club, with an option for an additional year, and reportedly earning around $220,000 per month.

2023

Nottingham Forest
02 February 2023

Nottingham Forest

Ayew joined Nottingham Forest on a short-term contract, reaching his 100th Premier League appearance during his time with the club, but was ultimately released at the end of the season

2023

Le Havre
11 November 2023

Le Havre

On Saturday 11 November 2023, Ayew completed a transfer to french Ligue 1 side Le Havre.


2023

Personal life
05 December 2023

Personal life

Jordan Ayew, born in Seclin, France, to Ghanaian parents with a family deeply rooted in football, holds dual French and Ghanaian citizenship, with a notable lineage of footballers, including his father Abedi Pele, uncle Kwame Ayew, and brothers Ibrahim and Jordan, the latter playing for Crystal Palace, while Ibrahim plays for Europa in Gibraltar.







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