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Ibrahim Ayew

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 17
  • Date of birth: 16 April, 1988 (22 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
0 Ibrahim Ayew
0|0 Ibrahim Ayew
0 As substitute
31|44 Total Ghana
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
5 Total Ghana
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Ibrahim Ayew
0 Ibrahim Ayew
5 Total Ghana
2 Total Ghana
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Ibrahim Ayew
0|0 Ibrahim Ayew
71|47 Total Ghana
11|0 Total Ghana
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Ghana games played

  1. Serbia 0-1 Ghana
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Ghana 1-1 Australia
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. United States 1-2 Ghana
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report

Player Profile

Being the son of Ghanaian football legend and former African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele brings huge pressures, but so far Rahim Ayew is coping with the rigours of international football. Just two months after his international debut, he was thrust into the fray at the Africa Cup of Nations.

An error in the opening match against the Ivory Coast saw him revert back to the substitutes’ bench, but he steadily rebuilt his confidence and did enough to convince coach Milovan Rajevac that he was worthy of a World Cup place. He is unlikely to start any matches in South Africa unless there are injuries to the first-choice back four.

His inclusion in the Africa Cup of Nations squad was something to a surprise as he was not playing regularly for his club side Zamalek of Egypt.

His career began with Nania FC and he had one season at Sekondi Wise Fighters before moving to Egypt last summer. Prior to that transfer, a deal to join international colleague Issac Vorsah at German club Hoffenheim was in place but it never materialised.

He is the half-brother of fellow squad member Dede Ayew. Their other brother Jordan is a talented youth prospect at Marseille.

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