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Asamoah Gyan Biography

Ghanaian Footballer

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Asamoah Gyan, (born 22 November 1985) often referred to as “Baby Jet,” is a renowned Ghanaian professional footballer. He has made significant contributions to the Ghanaian national team and has played for various clubs worldwide. Gyan’s journey from his early life to his illustrious career in football is a testament to his dedication, talent, and passion for the sport.

Asamoah Gyan
Full Name Asamoah Gyan
Born November 22, 1985 (age 38)
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Married
Awards Calcio Trade Ball Order of the Star Award (2017)
Organization Legon Cities

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Early Life

  • He was born in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
  • Gyan grew up in a family that had a deep-rooted passion for football, which influenced his early interest in the sport.


  • Gyan’s educational background primarily revolves around his football training.
  • He honed his skills and learned the intricacies of the game from a young age, focusing on his football career.


  • Club Career:
    • Gyan began his professional career with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals in 2003.
    • He later moved to Udinese, an Italian club, in 2003 and spent a few years there, including loan spells at Modena.
    • In 2008, Gyan transferred to Rennes, a French club, where he showcased his goal-scoring prowess.
    • His performance caught the attention of English Premier League club Sunderland, where he played from 2010 to 2012.
    • Gyan then moved to Al Ain in the UAE Pro-League and became the league’s top scorer.
    • He also had stints with Shanghai SIPG, Kayserispor, and NorthEast United.
  • International Career:
    • Gyan made his international debut for Ghana in 2003.
    • He has represented Ghana in multiple African Cup of Nations tournaments and FIFA World Cup editions.
    • Gyan is Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with over 50 international goals.
    • He served as the captain of the Ghanaian national team for several years.

Awards and Nominations

  • Gyan has received numerous accolades throughout his career.
  • He was named the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2010.
  • Gyan has been a top scorer in various leagues, including the UAE Pro-League.
  • He has also been nominated for and won several awards in Ghana and internationally for his contributions to football.

Personal Life

  • Gyan is not just a footballer; he has ventured into music and has released some songs.
  • He is also a philanthropist and has established the Asamoah Gyan Foundation, which supports various charitable causes in Ghana.
  • Gyan’s passion for boxing has led him to invest in the sport and promote it in Ghana.

Reference: Wikipedia


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