AndrÃ© Morgan Rami Ayew ( Player)
|Other Names||AndrÃ© Morgan Rami|
|Date of Birth||1989-12-17|
André Morgan Rami Ayew is a Ghanaian professional footballer born on the 17th of December 1989 in Seclin, France to Ghanaian parents. He plays forward for Premier League club West Ham United and the Ghana national team, Black Stars.
In 2011 Ayew was named the BBC African Footballer of the Year and Ghanaian Footballer of the Year. André is the second-born son of three-time African Footballer of the Year and FIFA 100 member, Abedi "Pele" Ayew.
Ayew began his career in Ghana, playing for Nania FC, a club owned by his father. 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 in the 2007–08 season.
Ayew spent the following two seasons on loan with Lorient and Arles-Avignon, helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time.
In 2010, he returned to Marseille and became an integral part of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps, making over 200 appearances and winning consecutive Trophée des champions and Coupe de la Ligues in both 2010 and 2011.
Ayew has been a full international for Ghana since 2008 and has earned over 65 caps. At youth level, he starred for and captained the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014), as well as four Africa Cup of Nations (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015), helping them finish runner-up in 2010 and 2015. He was top goal scorer at CAN 2015.