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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 1,580,196 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Abedi Pele is the 232nd most popular soccer player (up from 596th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Ghana (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Ghanaian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Abedi Pele ranks 232 out of 16,880Before him are Rui Costa, Toshio Iwatani, Javier Clemente, Akira Kitaguchi, Johnny Rep, and Mesut Özil. After him are Peter Shilton, Tameo Ide, Yasuo Takamori, Gusztáv Sebes, Michel Preud'homme, and František Plánička.

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Among people born in 1964, Abedi Pele ranks 40Before him are Giuseppe Conte, Courtney Love, Edi Rama, Gitanas Nausėda, Chris Cornell, and Eazy-E. After him are Mats Wilander, Melinda Gates, Rick Riordan, Mehriban Aliyeva, David Woodard, and C. C. Catch.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Abedi Pele ranks 3 out of 121Before him are Kofi Annan (1938) and Kwame Nkrumah (1909). After him are Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Marcel Desailly (1968), Sylvanus Olympio (1902), Anton Wilhelm Amo (1703), Jerry Rawlings (1947), Peter Turkson (1948), Michael Essien (1982), Peter Mensah (1959), and John Kufuor (1938).


Among soccer players born in Ghana, Abedi Pele ranks 1After him are Marcel Desailly (1968), Michael Essien (1982), Tony Yeboah (1966), Samuel Kuffour (1976), Asamoah Gyan (1985), Sulley Muntari (1984), Stephen Appiah (1980), Gerald Asamoah (1978), Kwadwo Asamoah (1988), Alphonso Davies (2000), and Derek Boateng (1983).