Official: Asamoah Gyan retires from professional football at age 37


A picture of Asamoah Gyan

At the age of 37, Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan has formally announced his retirement from professional football.

The former Sunderland and Stade Rennes forward retires as Ghana’s second-most-capped player and all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.

Gyan said in a statement that he decided to hang up his boots because he thought the moment was right.

“Will never leave my love “ ❤️⚽️ @ghanafaofficial @CAF_Online @FIFAWorldCup @FIFAcom @AnimSammy @PrinxRandy


Gyan last appeared for the national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which has been almost four years since his last game.

Additionally, the 37-year-old was left off of Ghana’s World Cup roster last year, which led to the Black Stars’ early elimination from the competition.

He last played for Ghana Premier League team Legon Cities two years ago, although he hasn’t played for another club since leaving them.


👑 𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗔𝗡 𝗘𝗥𝗔 ! 👏🏾

Ghana’s All Time Top Scorer, Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010 Asamoah Gyan has officially retired from professional football.

Thank you for all the Memories ❤️🇬🇭

Enjoy retirement, Legend! 3️⃣ ™️

— 🇬🇭 Black Stars (@GhanaBlackstars) June 20, 2023

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