Top records set by Asamoah Gyan: Here is a list of the top 5

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Here are some of the top records set by Asamoah Gyan during his illustrious career

Asamoah Gyan announced his retirement from the professional game on June 20 at the age of 37. Gyan has a distinguished history thanks to his great career spanning several clubs and international games. Let’s explore some of the top records set by Asamoah throughout his career and the influence he made on football in Ghana and Africa.

Ghana’s all-time top scorer

Asamoah Gyan made his international debut against Somalia when he was just 17 years old, beginning his path to becoming Ghana’s all-time leading scorer. Gyan scored an incredible 51 goals in 109 appearances for Ghana during the course of his career. With this accomplishment, he surpasses Edward Acquah by six goals and now holds the record for most goals scored in Ghanaian football history.

Asamoah Gyan has retired from football
Asamoah Gyan has retired from football as Ghana’s all-time top scorer

Africa’s all-time leading scorer in the World Cup

Gyan’s influence was seen on a worldwide scale, especially during the FIFA World Cup. Gyan has scored six goals in the competition’s history, making him Africa’s all-time leading scorer. He has played for Ghana in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions. His standout performances and significant goals pushed Ghana to the peak on the international stage especially during 2010.

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Most World Cup Appearances by a Ghanaian Player

Along with being Ghana’s top goal scorer, Gyan and Andre Ayew hold the record for the most World Cup appearances by a Ghanaian player. Both players have competed in three World Cups for their country; Gyan in 2006, 2010 and 2014; Ayew in 2010, 2014 and 2022. However, Gyan has 11 caps at the world cup while Ayew has 10.

Top 5 records set by Asamoah Gyan
Top records set by Asamoah Gyan: Ghanaian with most World Cup appearances

First Player to score in 9 consecutive international tournaments

Asamoah Gyan made football history as he became the first player to ever score in nine straight competitions. Gyan has demonstrated his scoring skill on the grandest stages, beginning with his World Cup debut in 2006 and continuing until the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. As at now, he no longer holds the record, with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo surpassing this feat in 2021 and further at the 2022 World Cup.

Top records set by Asamoah Gyan
Top records set by Asamoah Gyan: First player to score in 9 consecutive international tournaments

2nd Most Appearances at the AFCON

It is impossible to overstate Gyan’s contribution to the AFCON. He ranks second in the competition’s history in terms of appearances after taking part in seven different tournament editions. Only Ahmed Hassan of Egypt and Rigobert Song of Cameroon have participated in more AFCON competitions. Through the years, Gyan’s achievements to the Ghanaian national team elevated him to a prominent position in African football.

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