By Atlanta Mahanta
Asamoah Gyan attended Ghana’s Accra Academy and graduated with honors. He aspired to be one of the world’s best football players since he was a young boy. He eventually got seriously into soccer and won laurels before joining the Liberty Professionals. As a person who grew up fascinated by the style of the game like Ronaldinho and Zidane. In 2003, the footballer joined Liberty Professionals and scored 10 goals in 16 games in the Ghana Premier League in his debut season, receiving acclaim from numerous sports critics for his football prowess. For five years Gyan had been playing for Freedom Professionals and achieved major milestones in raising his name to top legends. The soccer player joined the Ligue 1 club Rennes in France on 11 July 2008. He was their striker and started to make a name for himself. Gyan stayed at the club for a total of two years. Gyan had previously represented two separate leagues in Ghana and France as a rising star. This time, on August 31, 2010, he joined Sunderland of the Premier League, which is widely regarded as the most competitive football league in the world. Gyan made 36 appearances for Sunderland, scoring 11 goals and winning his place in the starting lineup. Due to his ball control skill and intelligence as a player, he had become one of the most feared strikers. On the 10th of September in 2011, Gyan joined Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League on loan from Sunderland. Gyan had an impressive first season, scoring 24 goals in 27 matches. Gyan unleashed his top goal-scoring attitude the following season, becoming the league’s top goalscorer while helping Al Ain retain the UAE Pro-League crown.
Gyan set a record of scoring 28 goals in 32 matches. But as it seemed, the footballer was the only player able to go after his record in the 2013–14 season – he had 44 goals in 40 matches.
- Fifa World Cup, 2006 – Germany
- Fifa World Cup, 2010 – South Africa
- Fifa World Cup, 2014 – Brazil
- 2004 Summer Olympics to 2019 Summer Olympics
Asamoah Gyan Awards & Honours
Asamoah is an award-winning precise goalscorer who has set records for the Ghanaian national team together with Al Ain Football Club.
2012: Arabian Gulf Super Cup
2011–12 – UAE Pro League:
2012–13 – UAE Pro League
2014–15 – UAE Pro League
2013–14 – UAE President’s Cup
2010 – BBC African Footballer of the Year
2010 – CAF Team of the Year
2013 – CAF Team of the Year
2014 – CAF Team of the Year
2011, 12 – UAE Pro League Top Scorer
2012, 13 – UAE Pro League Top Scorer
2013, 14 – UAE Pro League Top Scorer
2014 – AFC Champions League Top Scorer
2014 – AFC Foreign Player of the Year:
According to Gyan, “Ghana has had a lot of great boxers previously like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and Joshua Clottey, so we need to push the young ones coming up. I would like to encourage the young ones coming up and those who want to achieve their aim.” As a businessman, Gyan is said to own a club in Ghana and he launched his business in 2018 with his close friend, Nina.
Gyan began to focus on boxing promotion. He believes that Ghana has many unattended boxing talents, and through this journey, he believes that he will create a kind of hope that the sport will be fueled up to its former position. On 6 July 2012, he held his first boxing show.
Asamoah Gyan is a soccer legend who has worked as an outstanding striker throughout his career. Due to changes in his club, everyone came with different financial figures and he made an enormous amount in his career. With its La Basilica De Baby Jet, a luxury mansion with three floors each one having unique features and estimated at $3 million, Gyan has shocked people. With its beautiful view facing Weija Dam, he builds. The house has bulletproof doors and many more interesting characteristics. Asamoah Gyan is a giant automobile fan and has a number of cars including a Rolls Royce phantom costing $400,000 alongside his $ 250,000 Mercedez-Benz SLS AMG.
Asamoah Gyan’s luxurious mansion
Asamoah Gyan’s luxurious mansion
Asamoah is now regarded as one of Ghana’s wealthiest soccer players. It is estimated that it is worth more than 23 million dollars. As a business his net worth is growing simultaneously with his businesses, Ma Vits Noodles and Rice, Asa Band, Boxing Promotion, Jetlink Events and Logistics, Baby Jet Plaza, Real Estate and Transportation.
At the age of 17 Gyan debuted internationally. On 19 November 2003, in the 90th minute Gyan scored for his Senior International debut to Ghana in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, he came in for Isaac Boakye for the 62nd minute, three days before his eighty-year old age, helping Ghana win this game, making it the youngest ever player in Ghana. During the successful World Cup qualifying campaign he scored four times in seven matches. He was a member of Ghana’s Olympic 2004 team, which finished third in Group B in the first round. After 68 seconds he also scored the fastest World Cup goal in 2006. Ghana’s first goal at the World Cup, which saw the Black Stars in a 2-0 win, came on 17 June in the game against the Czech Republic at the RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne, Germany.
Asamoah Gyan Photo Source: Pulse Ghana
All the businesses that are owned by Asamoah Gyan:
- Mama Vits Noodles and Rice
- Baby Jet Airline
- Asa Band
- Event management
- Boxing Promotion
- Baby Jet Plaza
- Paradise Pac Water
- Real Estate
- Transportation Business
- Hostel management
Reference: News Agencies, Asamoah Gyan’s verified social accounts