07.12.2021 Football News

REVEALED: Asamoah Gyan earned £3 million per goal while playing for Shanghai SIPG in China

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
REVEALED: Asamoah Gyan earned £3 million per goal while playing for Shanghai SIPG in China
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Former Ghana striker, Asamoah Gyan is reported to have pocketed nearly £3 million for every goal he scored during his playing days with Chinese Super League side, Shanghai SIPG.

The country's all-time leading goal scorer completed a move to China after spending three fruitful years in the United Arab Emirates, where he lined up for Al Ain.

He went on to finish as top scorer in three of the four seasons he spent in the UAE Pro-League, including the season he was on loan with the club.

Gyan also finished as the top scorer in the Asian Champions League in 2014 as Al-Ain reached the semi-finals.

However, a report by UK portal Daily Star, Gyan earned nearly £3million per goal during his two years with the Chinese club.

The Ghanaian is, therefore, reported to have made £23.6 million (£2.95 million per goal) from the eight goals he scored for Shanghai SIPG.

The former Liberty Professionals and Udinese Calcio forward remains one of the richest players in Africa despite struggling with niggling injuries in the last three and a half years.

The striker rose to prominence in 2010 when he scored three goals as Ghana reached the quarter-final of the World Cup in South Africa.

His heroics at the tournament earned him a big-money move to Premier League side Sunderland, who forked out £14.4million to prise him away from Stade Rennes.

Gyan netted 11 goals in his debut season for Sunderland but joined UAE side Al Ain the following season.

The ex-Black Stars captain returned to the Ghana Premier League in the 2020/21 season when he joined Legon Cities and he’s currently without a club following the expiration of his one-year contract.

Gyan remains Ghana’s most capped player and all-time top scorer, having played 109 times and scored 51 goals for his country.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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