Ghanaian footballer and former Captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan is 35 years old today.
The football legend who recently joined Legon Cities was born on November 22, 1985 in Accra.
As part of the celebration, the all-time highest goal scorer for the Ghana national team released some stunning photos on social media.
The caption of the pictures he tweeted reads, “+1. I thank God for my life. Happy Birthday to me.”
Brief history of Gyan’s football journey
Asamoah Gyan began his football career in 2003 with Liberty Professionals. He scored ten goals in sixteen matches then spent three seasons with Serial A club Udinese via two seasons loan at Modena netting on fifteen occasions in 53 league matches and at Udinese where he scored 11 times in 39 league matches. In 2008, Gyan joined Ligue 1 club Rennes, netting fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during two seasons. In 2010, Gyan joined Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.
In 2011, Gyan joined Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League on loan and became the league’s top-goalscorer, scoring 24 times in 27 matches. In the following season, Gyan permanently joined Al Ain and once again became the league’s top-goalscorer while he helped Al Ain retain the UAE Pro-League title, scoring an impressive 28 goals in 32 matches.
He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.
On 19 September 2019, he joined the Indian Super League side North East United. On 26 October 2019 he scored his first goal for Northeast United FC against Odisha FC in the 84 th minute of the match as his team won the game by 2–1. Halfway through the season he suffered an injury that would keep him out for the rest of the season, and on 15 January 2020 he was officially released from the club as Irish striker Andy Keogh was signed as a replacement. He ended his time with Northeast United with a total of 4 goals in 8 appearances.
On 1 November 2020, Gyan returned to Ghana to join Legon Cities, in a loan deal worth more than 1 million dollars.
Asamoah Gyan is also a businessman.
+1. I thank God for my life. Happy Birthday to me 🙏🙏🙏🎁 pic.twitter.com/qRio8ffzvJ
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) November 22, 2020