At 24 years old, soccer winger André Ayew has an impressive record as a professional athlete. As a Ghanaian professional footballer, playing for the French Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Ghana Football Team, Ayew is set to branch out as an athlete in the United States.
At youth level, Ayew served as captain for the Ghana under-20 team of which won the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Further ahead in 2008 and 2010, Ayew represented his nation at the Africa Cup of Nations and competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Then in 2011, Ayew was named the BBC Footballer of the Year, and Africa Footballer of the year.
As the second-born son of the three-time-winner of the African Footballer of the year award and FIFA 100 member, Abedi Pele, Ayew was born to play soccer professionally. Ayew has been making strides using both innate and acquired skills that are essential to any team.