Jordan Ayew

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Jordan Ayew
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Jordan Ayew playing for Ghana in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jordan Pierre Ayew[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-11) 11 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 3
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)
2014–2015 Lorient 31 (12)
2015–2017 Aston Villa 52 (10)
2017– Swansea City 1 (0)
National team
2010 Ghana U20 1 (1)
2010– Ghana 46 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2016

Jordan Pierre Ayew (/ˈɔːrdən/ /ˈpɪər/ /æˈjjuː/; born 11 September 1991) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Swansea City and the Ghana national team.

Club career[edit]

Marseille[edit]

Ayew playing for Olympique de Marseille in 2013

Ayew joined Marseille as a trainee in 2006. He signed a three-year professional contract with Marseille in 2009. Jordan Ichmin 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.[3] 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.[4]

Lorient[edit]

On 28 July 2014, Ayew signed a four-year contract with Lorient.[5] Ayew explained the style and quality of play that Lorient proposed was the reason behind the decision.

Aston Villa[edit]

On 27 July 2015, Ayew joined Aston Villa on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £8 million.[6][7] He scored his first goal for the club on 24 October 2015 against his brother André's club, Swansea City, in the 62nd minute.[8] Aston Villa were relegated at the end of the 2015–16 season, winning only 17 points, but Ayew did end the season as their top scorer albeit with just 7 goals.[9]

Swansea City[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Jordan Ayew joined Swansea City in exchange for Welsh International defender Neil Taylor, plus a fee from Swansea that can rise to £5 million if undisclosed future conditions are met.[10] Jordan's brother André Ayew was a Swansea City player during the 2015–16 season.

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.[11][12] 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.[13] In December 2011, Ayew was named to the Ghana national team provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations,[14] and in January 2012 he was selected for the tournament's 23-man squad.[15]

In June 2014, he was included in the Ghanaian squad for the 2014 World Cup. 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.[16][17]

Jordan Ayew was part of the 2015 nation cup team in Equatorial Guinea that took a silver medal as result of losing out to Ivory Coast on a penalty shoot out whom they clinch the African Cup, which occurred on 8 February 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Ayew is the son of Maha Ayew and Abedi Pelé, nephew of Kwame and Sola and brother of André, Ibrahim and Imani. All of his male extended family and siblings are current or former professional footballers. Ayew is a practising Muslim.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 18 December 2016.[19]
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 31 12 2 1 33 13
Aston Villa 2015–16 30 7 6 0 36 7
2016–17 22 2 1 1 22 3
Career total 207 40 22 6 23 4 253 50

International[edit]

As of match played on 17 November 2016[20][21]
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2010 2 0
2011 1 0
2012 7 2
2013 7 0
2014 11 4
2015 9 6
2016 9 0
Total 46 12

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.[20]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2012 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Lesotho 3–0 7–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 6–0
3. 9 June 2014 Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, United States  South Korea 1–0 4–0 Friendly
4. 3–0
5. 4–0
6. 5 February 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Equatorial Guinea 1–0 3–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
7. 14 June 2015 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Mauritius 2–0 7–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8. 5–1
9. 1 September 2015 Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo  Congo 2–3 2–3 Friendly
10. 17 November 2015 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Comoros 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 24 March 2016 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Brazil  Mozambique 3–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12. 29 January 2017 Stade d'Oyem, Oyem, Gabon  DR Congo 3–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[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" (PDF). African Nations Cup 2012. CAF. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fiche joueur Jordan Ayew". Olympique de Marseille. Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Jordan Ayew – French League Stats at LFP.fr (French)
  4. ^ "Jordan Ayew Officiellement Sochalien". FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jordan Ayew FC Lorient decision". BBC Sport. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Breaking news: Villa sign Ayew". Aston Villa. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aston Villa bid for Lorient's Jordan Ayew accepted, according to Sky sources". SkySports. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "BBC Sport - Aston Villa 1-2 Swansea City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aston Villa top scorers". BBC. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Ayew: Swansea sign Aston Villa forward in Neil Taylor swap deal". BBC Sports. BBC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ghana beats Swaziland 3–0 in 2012 qualifier". Ghana Football Association. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  12. ^ K.N.S Mensah (7 September 2010). "Olympique de Marseille's Jordan Ayew Yearns For More With Ghana". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ghana 7–0 Lesotho (2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  14. ^ Mensah, Kent (15 December 2011). "Ghana announce 25-man squad for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Jordan Ayew – 2012 Africa Cup of Nations profile". mtnfootball.com. MTN Group. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ghana wins final World Cup warmup". ESPNFC. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "Picture: Jordan & Andre Ayew pictured in Muslim prayers". ghanasoccernet.com. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "Jordan Ayew – Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Ayew, Jordan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Jordan Ayew". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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