Jordan Ayew Profile
Jordan Pierre Ayew; (born 11 September 1991) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for the French Ligue 1 club Sochaux, on loan from Olympique de Marseille, and the Ghana national football team.
Ayew joined Marseille as a trainee in 2006. He signed a 3-year professional contract with Marseille in 2009. Ayew made his debut for the senior team on 16 December 2009 in a league game, scoring the equaliser against Lorient. Marseille went on to win the game 2–1. Ayew scored his second goal against Nice at the Stade Vélodrome on 27 April 2011 in a match which saw his elder brother André Ayew score a hat-trick. On 1 November 2011, Jordan and André both started a UEFA Champions League match for the first time against Premier League outfit Arsenal.
On 6 January 2014, he joined Ligue 1 rivals Sochaux on a loan deal until the end of the 2013–14 season.
Ayew made his first senior appearance for Ghana on 5 September 2010, in a 3–0 2012 AFCON Qualification match win against Swaziland, at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. On 1 June 2012, Ayew scored his first and second international goals in a 2014 World Cup qualification match win against Lesotho, at the Kumasi Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana. In December 2011, Ayew was named to the Ghana national team provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, and in January 2012 he was selected for the tournament's 23-man squad.
He was named in the Black Stars provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup Brazil, 2014.
Ayew is a practising Muslim and initiates Salat before and after every football match.
Ayew is the son of Maha Ayew and Abedi Pelé, nephew of Kwame and Sola and brother of André, Ibrahim and Imani. All male extended family and siblings are current or former professional footballers.