Abedi Pele

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Abedi Ayew ( ə-BAY-dee ə-YOO; born 5 November 1964), known professionally as Abedi Pele, is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder and who served as captain of the Ghana national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time. He played for several European clubs and found his fame in the French Ligue 1 with Lille and Marseille, the latter where he won the UEFA Champions League in 1993, among other titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abedi Pele has received more than 1,104,738 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Abedi Pele is the 596th most popular soccer player (down from 461st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Ghana and the 2nd most popular Ghanaian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Abedi Pele ranks 596 out of 16,923Before him are Ali Daei, Peter Bonetti, Alan Shearer, Luis Cubilla, Agne Simonsson, and Jürgen Kohler. After him are Gonzalo Higuaín, Isidro Lángara, Henri Michel, Manfred Kaltz, Roger Byrne, and Paul Scholes.

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Among people born in 1964, Abedi Pele ranks 60Before him are Eazy-E, Teri Hatcher, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, Tracy Chapman, and Magnús Scheving. After him are Rossy de Palma, Gitanas Nausėda, Oleksandr Turchynov, Arvydas Sabonis, Don Cheadle, and Mark Dacascos.

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Among people born in Ghana, Abedi Pele ranks 4 out of 107Before him are Kofi Annan (1938), Kwame Nkrumah (1909), and Marcel Desailly (1968). After him are Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), John Kufuor (1938), Peter Turkson (1948), Jerry Rawlings (1947), John Atta Mills (1944), and William Boyd (1952).


Among soccer players born in Ghana, Abedi Pele ranks 2Before him are Marcel Desailly (1968). After him are Michael Essien (1982), Samuel Kuffour (1976), Sulley Muntari (1984), Asamoah Gyan (1985), Stephen Appiah (1980), Gerald Asamoah (1978), Kwadwo Asamoah (1988), Alphonso Davies (2000), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), and Tony Yeboah (1966).