Abedi Pele

1964 - Today

Photo of Abedi Pele

Icon of person Abedi Pele

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 1,683,500 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Abedi Pele is the 330th most popular soccer player (down from 231st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ghanaian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Abedi Peles by language

Over the past year Abedi Pele has had the most page views in the with 236,234 views, followed by French (112,597), and Italian (48,474). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (228.79%), Uzbek (46.15%), and Armenian (33.03%)


Among soccer players, Abedi Pele ranks 330 out of 21,273Before him are Pepe, Wim Jansen, Claudio Caniggia, Obdulio Varela, Gyula Lóránt, and Dettmar Cramer. After him are Jari Litmanen, Olivier Giroud, Leonel Sánchez, Hernán Crespo, Santillana, and Quini.

Most Popular Soccer Players in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1964, Abedi Pele ranks 48Before him are Lady Sarah Chatto, Giuseppe Conte, Salvatore Schillaci, Chris Cornell, C. C. Catch, and Miguel Induráin. After him are Uday Hussein, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, Djimon Hounsou, Paul Landers, Petr Fiala, and Mats Wilander.

Others Born in 1964

Go to all Rankings

In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Abedi Pele ranks 5 out of 162Before him are Kofi Annan (1938), Kwame Nkrumah (1909), Marcel Desailly (1968), and Nana Akufo-Addo (1944). After him are Sylvanus Olympio (1902), Anton Wilhelm Amo (1703), Jerry Rawlings (1947), Michael Essien (1982), John Atta Mills (1944), Peter Turkson (1948), and Peter Mensah (1959).


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), Gerald Asamoah (1978), Ibrahim Sunday (1944), Alphonso Davies (2000), Stephen Appiah (1980), Tony Yeboah (1966), and Kwadwo Asamoah (1988).