Abdul Rahim Ayew

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Ibrahim Ayew
Personal information
Full name Abdul Ibrahim Ayew
Date of birth (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Tamale, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right full-back
Club information
Current club Asante Kotoko
Number 45
Youth career
Adisadel College
Nania
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Nania 77 (9)
2008–2009 Eleven Wise 30 (2)
2009–2010 Zamalek 11 (1)
2011–2013 Lierse 39 (0)
2013– Asante Kotoko
National team
Ghana U-17
Ghana U-20
Ghana U-23
2009– Ghana 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:15, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Abdul Rahim Ayew also known as Ibrahim Ayew (Akan: pronunciation: /æˈjjuː/ a-YEW; born 16 April 1988) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Asante Kotoko as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Ayew began to play football at Adisadel College, and later started his professional career with his father's team F.C. Nania[1] and was in January 2009 transferred to Eleven Wise. He agreed to sign for German club TSG Hoffenheim, signing on a three and a half year contract,[2] but the deal never materialized. On 17 June 2009, after much speculation, then 21-year-old Ghanaian national player joined from Sekondi Wise Fighters to Egyptian giants El Zamalek FC, where he signed a five-year contract.[3] In January 2011, he signed a contract with Lierse S.K. in the Jupiler League in Belgium. He became a free agent in July 2013 after a two-season stint with Lierse and then for 5 months, he tried to look for a team to play. In December 2013, he returned to Ghana, signing with Asante Kotoko.[4]

International career[edit]

Ayew has played for Ghana at the U-17, U-20,U-23 and the Senior Team levels.[5] He was also called up for the Friendly game from the Ghana national football team against Mali national football team[6] and plays the game alongside his younger brother André Ayew.[7] He also played in the just ended African cup of nations in Angola and placed 2nd in the 2010 tournament. He also featured in the CAF African Nations Cup Tournament (CHAN) and placed 2nd again in that tournament with Rahim voted twice as Man of the match in 2009. He was selected, together with his brother André Ayew as part of Ghana's 23-man team for the 2010 World Cup staged in South Africa.

Personal life[edit]

Abdul Rahim comes from a family of footballers. He is the brother of André, Jordan and Imani. He is the son of Ghana's renowned ex captain Abédi Pelé, before Abedi married Maha who is the mother of Abedi's other children. Rahim is the nephew of Sola and Ghana's retired ex striker Kwame Ayew.

Titles and Honours[edit]

Ghana

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