The dream of participating in the World Cup remains the most important of all footballers. As many of the stars of the tournament have been lucky to have competed in the greatest competition ever, legends have failed to achieve this dream after years of trying.
It reviews you in a series of 30 episodes, the most prominent stars who did not participate in the World Cup, and comes the eighth episode is about Ghanaian star Abedi Pele.
Abedi Ayew, nicknamed Pele, the continent of the ancient world in search of glory, is a case like most of the African talents who have suffered because of poverty and lack of resources, as well as the trouble they faced in forging their name in the history of the ball.
He started his career with the Qatari club Al Sadd, where he played for one season but did not succeed. He then joined Swiss side FC Zurich before moving to the Benin League, and finally returned to his first club Real Tamale.
Pele matured after five years and moved between five stations, until the opportunity came back in Europe at the age of 22 with the French team Niort, which was the gateway to his move to Montpellier, and then the most prominent station in his history with Marseille.
Realizing the Dream
“I did not know who Pele was, but when I dribbled everyone and scored the goals, my neighbors and friends called me,” said Abedi, referring to his friends in the street who told him that his style was similar to the way the Brazilian legend played. Name Pele “.
Abedi Pele used that talent to sign a contract with Marseille in 1987, but was not used to the pressure of the most successful club in France. He spent two seasons and was loaned to Lille, until he returned in 1990 to start his career with achievements.
The Ghanaian star was a key element in Marseille’s two consecutive league titles in 1990-1991 and 1991-1992, coming in the third season and achieving the biggest achievement by beating Milan in the 1993 Champions League final and crowning the continent’s best player in three years.
Pele won the greatest individual titles, having been selected as the Horn of Africa by the International Federation of History and Statistics, and joined the FIFA list of the top 100 footballers alive, presented by Brazilian legend Pele.
The disappearance of the Black Stars
Abedi took part in Ghana’s 1982 African Nations Cup and played four other tournaments in which he was unable to add any new titles to his country.
In his brilliance with Marseille, Pele did not find his side with Ghana in both the African and World Cups. Since the Black Stars pulled out of the 1982 World Cup, Pele has failed to lead his team to four successive titles.
The Ghanaians went through a disappointing generation, as well as failing to reach the World Cup. They also failed to reach the African Nations Cup finals in three consecutive editions in 1996, 1988 and 1990, while Black Stars finished second in the 1992 championship, and then fourth in 1996.
Pele finished his international career in 1998, during which he played 73 games and scored 33 goals. He also retired permanently with the UAE club Al Ain in 2000 after playing with Torino and 1860 Munich.