The captain of the Ghana Black Stars was recently in the news after losing his $20,000 rated watch after the match between Ghana and Nigeria at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Even though Andre Ayew never played a part in the match due to his suspension, he was in the stands to cheer his teammates on. The match ended in a goalless draw but in the end, it was Ayew that was making the headlines.
The cost of his wristwatch after it was reported stolen is something that makes many to wonder how rich he is. And this is one post that will seek to look into the net worth of Andre Ayew as well.
And so who is Andre Ayew?
Born on December 17, 1989, in Seclin, he is the son of Ghana’s legend, Abedi Pele. Prior to him making name for himself on the global stage, he started his career at 1860 Munchen, where his father was a player.
Ayew started playing at the age of ten for Nania in Accra, Ghana, where his father was club chairman. He was 14 years old when he was promoted to the senior team after four years of playing in the club’s youth program.
He was a member of the senior team but still took part in youth-sanctioned events such as the Altstetten U-19 Tournament 2004 in which he was one of the tournament’s most recognizable players.
Ayew was a professional football player at Nania for two years before he left the club to return to France to play for his father’s club, Marseille.
Andre Ayew was an aspirant (“trainee”) who joined the club. He was placed into the youth system of the club and then signed a three-year professional contract with Marseille. Ayew was promoted to the senior team and given the number 29 shirt.
Ayew, a youth representative of Ghana at the under-20 level, led the team to victory at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2009 African Youth Championship.
Ayew scored two goals in the African Youth Championship against Cameroon and South Africa in group stage. Ghana reached the final with a 4-3 semi-final win over Cameroon, where they defeated their group stage rivals Cameroon by 2-0.
The team qualified for the U-20 World Cup after their championship win. Ayew scored two goals against England during the tournament. He also scored the equalizing goal against South Africa at the round 16.
Dominic Adiyiah scored the goal that won Ghana the match in extra-time. Ayew led the team to wins over South Korea and Hungary in the quarter-finals. They then advanced to the semi-finals, where they will face Brazil. To win the U-20 World Cup, Ghana beat Brazil 4-3 with penalties. Ayew converted Ghana’s first penalty during the shootout.
Ayew was first called up by Ghana coach Claude Le Roy on 7 August 2007 for the friendly match against Senegal. Ayew made his international debut by appearing as a substitute in the last match of the match. Ayew was selected to the Ghana team to participate in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations on January 11, 2008.
Andre Ayew Awards
He has won several awards, including, Coupe de la Ligue: 2010–11, 2011–12, Trophée des Champions: 2010, 2011, FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2009, African Youth Championship: 2009, Africa Cup of Nations runner-up: 2010, 2015, CAF Team of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2015, BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2011, Ghana Player of the Year: 2011, Africa Cup of Nations Top Scorer: 2015, Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2015, Premier League Player of the Month: August 2015, Prix Marc-Vivien Foé: 2015, and IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Decade 2011–2020.
Andre Ayew Net Worth
Andre Ayew net worth is estimated at $25 million. And he is married to Yvonne and both have two beautiful daughters.