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Asamoah Gyan honored in Western Region

Asamoah Gyan has been honored by the Western Region Football Association

Ghana’s all-time leading topscorer, Asamoah Gyan has been honored by the Western Region Football Association on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Gyan has been honored for not only his enormous contribution to football but sports in general.

This was done at the final of the Western Region Football Association’s super middle league held at Gyandu Park in Sekondi where Gyan was a special guest.

Asamoah Gyan, who has retired from active football, began his career in 2003 with Ghana Premier League club Liberty Professionals scoring ten goals in sixteen matches then spent three seasons with Serie 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, before joining English Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.

Asamoah Gyan proceeded to Al Ain of the UAE Pro League in 2011 on loan and became the league’s top goalscorer, scoring 22 times in 18 matches.

In the following season, Gyan permanently joined Al Ain and helped them retain the Pro League title, once again finishing as the league’s top goalscorer with an impressive 31 goals in 22 matches.

In the 2013–14 league season, Gyan finished top scorer for a record third time, with 29 goals in 26 matches.

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, Black Stars with 51 goals.

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.

Asamoah 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.

He launched his memoir, titled ” LeGYANdry” at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra before announcing his retirement from active football on June 20, 2023.

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