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Jordan Ayew Biography

Ghanaian Footballer

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Jordan Pierre Ayew, born on 11 September 1991, is a renowned professional footballer who plays as a right winger or forward for the Premier League club, Crystal Palace, and the Ghana national team. He hails from a prominent football family, being the son of the legendary Ghana captain Abedi Pele and the brother of fellow footballers André and Ibrahim Ayew.

Jordan Ayew
Full Name Jordan Pierre Ayew
Born September 11, 1991 (age 32)
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
Awards Not Available
Organization Ghana Football Association

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Early Life

  • Born in Marseille, France.
  • Son of former Ghana captain Abedi Pele.
  • Brother to fellow footballers André and Ibrahim Ayew.
  • Raised in France and began his football journey with Lyon Duchère.
  • Joined the Marseille academy in 2006.



  • Joined Marseille as a trainee in 2006.
  • Signed a professional contract in 2009.
  • Made his debut for the senior team in December 2009, scoring against Lorient.
  • Scored his second goal in April 2011 against Nice.
  • Played alongside his brother André in a UEFA Champions League match against Arsenal in November 2011.
  • Loaned to Ligue 1 rivals Sochaux in January 2014.


  • Signed a four-year contract with Lorient in July 2014.

Aston Villa

  • Joined Aston Villa in July 2015 on a five-year deal.
  • Scored his first goal for the club in October 2015 against Swansea City.
  • Ended the 2015–16 season as the club’s top scorer.

Swansea City

  • Joined Swansea City in January 2017.
  • Played a pivotal role in helping the club avoid relegation in the 2016–17 season.
  • Became the club’s top goal scorer in the 2017–18 season.

Crystal Palace

  • Initially joined Crystal Palace on loan for the 2018–19 season.
  • Made the move permanent in July 2019.
  • Became the highest goals corer for Crystal Palace in the 2019–20 season.
  • Signed a contract extension in June 2022, keeping him at the club until 2023.

International Career

  • Made his debut for the Ghana national team in 2010.
  • Represented Ghana in two FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2022) and five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
  • Scored his first international goals in a 2014 World Cup qualification match against Lesotho in June 2012.

Awards and Nominations

Club Honours

  • Marseille:
    • Ligue 1: 2009–10
    • Coupe de la Ligue: 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
    • Trophée des Champions: 2010, 2011

National Honours

  • Ghana:
    • African Cup of Nations runner-up: 2015


  • Ghana Player of the Year: 2020
  • Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 2019–20
  • Crystal Palace Players’ Player of the Year: 2019–20
  • Crystal Palace Goal of the Season: 2019–20
  • Swansea City Players’ Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • Swansea City Goal of the Season: 2017–18

Personal Life

  • Son of Maha Ayew and Abedi Pele.
  • Maternal grandfather, Alhaji A.A. Khadir, is of Lebanese descent.
  • Comes from a family of footballers, including his father, uncles Kwame and Sola, and brothers André and Ibrahim.
  • Practicing Muslim.
  • Married to Denise Acquah with two children.
  • Holds both Ghanaian and French nationalities.


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