Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahly, UAE)
Asamoah Gyan (pronounced [æsæˈmoʊˌɑː ˌdʒjɑːn], ə-sah-moh-ah j-yahn, was born on 22nd November 1985 in Accra, He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays as a striker for Al-Ahli Dubai F.C. and captains the Ghanaian national team.
Gyan started his football career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals netting a prolific ten goals in sixteen matches before moving to Serie A club Udinese to spend three seasons,via two seasons loan at Modena scoring on fifteen games in 53 league matches and at Udinese where he netted 11 times in 39 league matches. In 2008, Gyan signed Ligue 1 club Rennes, scoring fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during two seasons. In 2010, Gyan moved to Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and scoring on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.
In 2011, Gyan moved to Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League on loan and became the league’s top-goalscorer, scoring 24 times in 27 matches. In the following season, Gyan permanently joined Al Ain and once again became the league’s top-goalscorer while he helped Al Ain retain the UAE Pro-League title, scoring an impressive 28 goals in 32 matches. In the 2013–14 season, Gyan prolifically scored on 44 occasions in 40 matches with Al Ain.
Gyan became the all-time top goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 48 goals. He has played for Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the highest African goalscorer in World Cupthe history . Gyan has also featured for Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, helping them finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.