Full Profile Of Ghana’s Best Footballer Asamoah Gyan
Full profile, football journey and achievement of Ghana’s best striker, Asamoah Gyan.
Football is the biggest investment across the globe now. Many people invest in it from playing to managing and to sport betting, just as Asamoah Gyan.
In this blog, you are going to read about Asamoah Gyan, his achievement so far as football and other aspect of life is concerned.
Asamoah Gyan, AKA Baby Jet is a Ghanaian footballer, who was born on 22nd November, 1985 in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Gyan has chocolate body in complexion and has about 1.8m (180cm) in height.
Baby Jet as many call him is one of the sons of Mr. Baffour Gyan Mensah and Madam Cecelia Amoako, who gave birth to the former Black Star player, Baffour Gyan, the eldest brother of Asamoah Gyan.
Asamoah Gyan attended Seven Great Princess Academy in Dansoman, where he completed in the year 1999. Gyan then continued his education to Accra Academy and completed in 2002.
FAMILY LIFE OF GYAN
In the year 2013, Asamoah and the lady he dated for about 10 years, Gifty Sandra Gyamesi got married and gave birth to three children, namely; Raphael Gyan, Floyd Gyan and Frederick Gyan.
Even though there was rumor and once confirmation on the divorce news of Asamoah Gyan and Wife, much cannot be revealed about the head and tail of the divorce brouhaha.
FOOTBALL JOURNEY OF GYAN
From 2003 – 2008
Asamoah Gyan after completing Senior Secondary School (SHS), entered football fully in 2003. He began his football career with Ghana Premier League (GPL), playing for Liberty Professionals, where he appeared in 16 matches with 10 goals.
Gyan also played for an Italian League (SERIE A) Club, Udinese for five (5) years, where he appeared in 39 matches and netted 11 times for the club.
Gyan while playing for Udinese, also played on loan for Modena for two (2) years, where he appeared in 53 matches with 15 goals for the team.
From 2008 – 2010
Asamoah Gyan after completing his contract with Udinese in Italy, he moved to Rennes, also referred to as Stade Rennais FC. Gyan appeared in 48 matches for the team and scored fourteen (14) goals for the team.
From 2010 -2012/2015
He played for Sunderland Association Football Club (Sunderland A. F. C.). he appeared in 34 matches and netted ten (10) goals. While playing for Sunderland, Gyan was placed on loan to play for a United Arab Emirate club, Al Ain F.C. for a year, where he scored 22 goals after appearing in 18 matches.
After Gyan’s contract with Sunderland, he moved fully to Al Ain F.C. and played another three years for the Arab team, where he appeared 65 times and scored 73 times.
From 2015 -2017
He joined a Chinese Super League club, Shanghai SIPG, a licenced football club under Chinese Football Association. Gyan played twenty (20) matches and scored seven (7) goals for the team. He also played on loan for Al Ahli Dubai on loan in fourteen matches with six (6) goals.
From 2017 – 2019
Gyan moved to a Turkish professional football club based in Kayseri known as Kayserispor, where he recorded five (5) goals in 26 appearances.
From 2019 – 2020
He moved to play for North East United FC, an Indian Super League Club. Gyan appeared in only eight (8) matches and score four (4) goals.
GHANA NATIONAL TEAM
After several years of playing for outside clubs, Asamoah Gyan moved to Ghana in 2020 to play for Legon Cities, a Ghanaian football club. Gyan appeared in five (5) games for the club but did not record any goal yet.
As a great footballer, goal scorer and a striker, Asamoah Gyan was the captain for Ghana National. He made 109 appearances for the Black Stars of Ghana and was able to score 51 goals for his country.
HONOUR/AWARDS IN BRIEF
Asamoah Gyan was honoured with several awards and recognitions during his journey as a footballer.
- Ghana Player of the Year for 2010 and 2014.
- AFC Champions League Top scorer 2014.
- AFC Foreign Player of the Year 2014
- BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010.
- UAE Pro Top Scorer of the Year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Asamoah Gyan is not only many think he is. Apart from his football career, Gyan is also an entrepreneur, a business man and has big mansions.
LIST OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY GYAN
Gyan operates transportation business, where he put tens of buses on Accra to Kumasi roads and even operates beyond Ghana.
Baby Jet Airline: As a footballer and a traveler, Gyan has realized the benefit of running an Airline company, which is said to operate locally and internationally.
Real Estate Investment
Gyan invested his earnings from other areas of career into real estate business, where he works with building companies. He also has buildings across Ghana where he rent as hostels for students, shops and for other purposes.
Baby Jet Plaza
As part of his investment into Real Estate, Gyan has a very sizeable PLAZA in Accra, where financial institutions such as GCB BANK PLC, and Cal Bank operate.
JetLink Events and Logistics
This should not be a shock at all, as a one-time musician, Gyan is known for entertaining people. Thus Gyan has invested in this event management, where they organize events with their own instrument and logistics.
Gyan is currently, the ambassador for Kleesoft Washing Powder and Run Energy Drink.
These and many are the businesses Asamoah Gyan has invested in.
As a highest paid Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan’s net worth is about $23 million. What constitute his net worth is the revenues from his businesses and the football career. Gyan is one of the richest men in Ghana as of 2022.
For his benevolence, Asamoah Gyan is a ‘Ngoryifia’ (Development King) in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Although Asamoah Gyan has spoiled chances at tournaments. Even though broke hearts of Ghanaians in some point in time, he remains Ghana’s best player at the moment.
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