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Asamoah Gyan's Profile
Source : Themarketghana    Date : Friday 07 Aug, 2015 | 16:40 GMT
Asamoah Gyan was born on 22 November 1985 in Accra, Ghana.

Asamoah Gyan is the third born of his family born to Mr. George Baffour Mensah Gyan, an accountant and the late Madam Cecila Gyan Baffour Mensah (Nee Cecilia Love Amoako) educationist.

The passion for football and music was evident as the artistry manifested at a younger age.

Asamoah Gyan started football at a tender age when he played for Liberty Professional youth and Cedaps colt club in Ghana.

He had his primary and junior secondary education at Seven Greats Academy and his senior secondary education at Accra Academy where he feature for Ghana Academical team during his school days in 2001. He was recalled into the Liberty Professional team in 2002 and loan out to Stay cool professional in the lower division to help their promotion into the elite division.

He scored four times in seven matches during that successful World Cup qualifying campaign. He was part of the 2004 Ghana Olympic squad who exited in the first round, having finished in third place in Group B. He featured in his first ever world Cup and scored the fastest goal of the tournament after 68 seconds. The strike was also Ghana’s first ever goal in the FIFA World Cup, coming in the game against the Czech Republic on 17 June at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany,

Following some excellent displays during the 2006 World Cup, he attracted interest from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow and others but Gyan returned to Udinese at the start of 2006, Asamoah Gyan was dogged by injury during the 2007–08 season and never appeared for Udinese again after January 2008, having played only 13 Serie A matches and scored 3 times that season.

In 2008, Gyan joined Ligue 1 club Rennes netting the goal fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during two seasons. Asamoah Gyan Score the opener in the 2008 African Cup of Nation hosted in Ghana together with his senior brother Baffour Gyan. He played again in the 2010 African Cup of Nations, helping a Ghana team, ravaged by injuries to the finals by scoring three out of the four Ghana goals during the tournament. Gyan Played in the first ever World Cup in Africa hosted, South Africa 2010.

Gyan scored the winner against Serbia in the opener and again drew Ghana level in the game against Australia.

In the round of 16 match against the United States, he scored a goal in extra time allowing Ghana to win 2–1 and hence become the third African team in history to qualify to the tournament’s quarter final, after Cameroon and Senegal. In the quarter final tie against Uruguay, following Luis Suárez’s handling of the ball on the goal-line, he missed a penalty kick with no time remaining at end of extra time, hitting the crossbar and necessitating a penalty shootout to decide the game. He converted his penalty in the subsequent penalty shootout, but Uruguay went on to win the shootout 4–2.

In August 2010, Asamoah Gyan joined English Premiership club Sunderland breaking the club’s transfer record and netted the goal on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.

Asamoah Gyan scored Ghana’s enterprising equalizer against England at Wembley in the international friendly on 29 March 2011.

For the second time in his career, Gyan missed a crucial penalty kick in a major tournament when he missed a penalty kick in the 2012 African Cup of Nations semi-final. Ghana went on to lose 1–0. After missing that penalty kick, Gyan decided to take an “indefinite break” from International football. On 8 May 2012, he announced his return to the Black Stars team.


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