André Morgan Rami Ayew (Arabic: أندريه رامي آيو: Arabic pronunciation: [a~nˈdr ~æː ~ ra~ˈmi a~ˈje~w] ( listen), Akan: pronunciation: /æˈjjuː/ a-yew; born 17 December 1989) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for the French Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Ghana national football team. Ayew plays as a winger for Olympique de Marseille. He is the second-born son of the three-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year award and FIFA 100 member Abedi Pele and has two brothers, Ibrahim and Jordan, who also play football.
Ayew began his career in his home country of Ghana playing for Nania. He made his debut for the club at age 14. 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 for the club in the 2007–08 season. In the following two seasons, Ayew played on loan with Lorient and Arles-Avignon helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time. In 2010, Ayew returned to Marseille and became an integral part of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps.