Profile of Ghana’s legend Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana top scorer who played as a striker and former skipper for the Black Stars.
Born on November 22, 1985, Gyan last played as a center forward for Legion Cities. The Ghanaian began his footballing career with Liberty Professional.
Spending just a year in the Ghana Premier League, he moved to Italy signing for Udinese.
Gyan came into the limelight during his time with French Ligue-1 side Rennes. In France he made over 40 appearances for the Ligue-1 side, scoring about 15 goals.
In 2010, following his brilliant form from the World Cup, the Black Stars man joined Premier League side Sunderland. In England he grew into the game and instantly became the fans favorite at the Stadium of Light.
Playing less than seasons in the Premier League, the Ghanaian legend signed a mega deal with Al Ain in the UAE.
From United Arab Emirates, Asamoah Gyan joined Chinese giant, Shanghai SIPG, a deal which most football fans termed a life changing contract for the striker.
How much is Asamoah Gyan net worth?
In 2015, Asamoah Gyan was the world’s 6th highest paid footballer, receiving £227,000 weekly at Shanghai SIPG.
Currently, the Ghanaian is worth around $23 million. His sources of wealth is mostly from businesses outside his footballing career.
Where is Asamoah Gyan house?
The striker according to reports have multiple houses, however, the most talked about is his building in Weija, Accra Ghana. The building is estimated at a total cost of around $3 million.
How many trophies has Ghana top scorer Asamoah Gyan won?
UAE Pro League – 3
UAE President’s Cup – 1
UAE Super Cup – 1
Who is Ghana Black Stars all-time top scorer?
After finding the net on his senior debut for the Black Stars in November, 2003, Asamoah Gyan went on to become the country’s (Ghana) all-time leading top scorer, with 51 goals.
What are the records of Ghana top scorer Asamoah Gyan?
He was the world’s 6th highest Goalscorer in the 2013/2014 season with 44 goals in 40 games for Al Ain.
Gyan was the UAE Pro League Top Scorer in 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14. He scored 113 goals in 104 games for Al Ain.
The striker was the first player before Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo to score in nine successive FIFA tournaments.
Again, he broke Sunderland’s transfer record in a £13 million move in 2010.
Being the most capped Ghanaian player with 109 appearances, he is the highest African goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup with 6 goals.
Other personal records includes:
2010 BBC African Footballer of the Year
2014 AFC Champions League Top Scorer
2014 AFC Foreign Player of the Year
Ghana Player of the Year in 2010, 2014.
CAF Team of the Year: 2010, 2013, 2014
2014 AFC Champions League Dream Team.