Jordan Ayew

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Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jordan Pierre Ayew[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-11) 11 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lorient
Number 11
Youth career
2000–2006 Lyon Duchère
2006–2009 Marseille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Marseille 111 (14)
2014 Sochaux (loan) 17 (5)
2014– Lorient 7 (1)
National team
2010 Ghana U20 1 (1)
2010– Ghana 13 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2014

Jordan Pierre Ayew (/ˈɔrdən/ /ˈpɪər/ /æˈjjuː/; born 11 September 1991) is a Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays for the French Ligue 1 club Lorient.

Club career[edit]

Marseille[edit]

Ayew playing for Olympique de Marseille in 2013

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.[2] 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.[3]

Lorient[edit]

On 28 July 2014, Ayew signed a four-year contract with Lorient.[4] Ayew explained the style and quality of play that Lorient proposed was the reason behind the decision.

International career[edit]

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.[5][6] 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.[7] In December 2011, Ayew was named to the Ghana national team provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations,[8] and in January 2012 he was selected for the tournament's 23-man squad.[9]

In June 2014, he was included in the Ghanaian squad for the 2014 World Cup. he was instrumental in the loss of Ghana's match against Germany. Instead of a common pass to Asamoah Gyan, he decided to be selfish. In Ghana's last warm-up match before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 9 June 2014, Ayew came on as a first-half substitute for the injured Majeed Waris and ended up scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over South Korea.[10][11]

Personal[edit]

Ayew is a practising Muslim and initiates Salat before and after every football match.[12]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 2 January 2014.[13]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Marseille 2009–10 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2010–11 22 2 4 0 3 0 29 2
2011–12 34 3 5 4 6 0 45 7
2012–13 35 7 3 0 9 3 47 10
2013–14 16 1 1 0 5 1 22 2
Sochaux (loan) 2013–14 17 5 1 0 18 5
Lorient 2014–15 7 1 0 0 7 1
Career total 135 20 14 4 23 4 172 28

International[edit]

As of match played on 9 June 2014.[14][15]
National team Season Apps Goals Assists
Ghana 2010–11 2 0 0
2011–12 6 2 0
2012–13 2 0 0
2013–14 3 3 0
Total 13 5 0
Jordan Ayew: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2012 Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Lesotho 3–0 7–0 Win 2014 World Cup qualification
2. 6–0
3. 9 June 2014 Sun Life Stadium, Miami, United States  South Korea 1–0 4–0 Win Friendly
4. 3–0
5. 4–0
  • Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.
  • International goals are correct as of 9 June 2014.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Olympique de Marseille

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Supercup, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players". African Nations Cup 2012. CAF. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Jordan Ayew French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
  3. ^ "Jordan Ayew Officiellement Sochalien". FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jordan Ayew FC Lorient decision". BBC Sport. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ghana beats Swaziland 3–0 in 2012 qualifier". Ghana Football Association. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ K.N.S Mensah (7 September 2010). "Olympique de Marseille's Jordan Ayew Yearns For More With Ghana". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ghana 7–0 Lesotho (2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Mensah, Kent (15 December 2011). "Ghana announce 25-man squad for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jordan Ayew – 2012 Africa Cup of Nations profile". mtnfootball.com. MTN Group. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ghana wins final World Cup warmup". ESPNFC. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mensah, Kent (10 June 2014). "Ghana 4-0 South Korea: J. Ayew's hat-trick inspires confidence ahead of World Cup". Goal.com. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Picture: Jordan & Andre Ayew pictured in Muslim prayers". ghanasoccernet.com. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jordan Ayew – Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ayew, Jordan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Jordan Ayew". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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