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Legend: Asamoah Gyan becomes Ghana’s all-time top scorer

By Allsports.com.gh
Sports News Legend: Asamoah Gyan becomes Ghanas all-time top scorer
JUN 22, 2014 LISTEN

Gyan is now officially the all-time top scorer of the senior national team of Ghana after scoring the second goal against Germany on Saturday.

A long pass from Sulley Ali Muntari found the skipper of the Black Stars, whose powerful shot beat Manuel nauer in post for the Germans to put Ghana in the lead, before Miroslav Klose snatched victory out of Ghana to equal Ronaldo Luis da Lima's record as the all-time top scorer in world Cup history.

The 28-year-old's goal against Germany takes his international goal tally to 41, hence surpassing a record he jointly held with Edward Acquah and Kwesi Owusu as Ghana's all time top scorers with 40 goals each.

Edward Acquah affectionately called the man with sputnik shot played for the Black Stars from 1955 to 1964, while Kwesi Owusu played from 1966 to 1977

Gyan has been closing in on this record for some time now, scoring a total of 13 goals last year, especially during the 2014 world cup qualifiers to earn the top scorer in the African qualifiers. Indeed 2013 was his most prolific international career year.

The Al Ain striker scored a goal in Ghana's 4-0 mauling of South Korea in their final World Cup warm-up game to reach the 40 goal mark, making him a joint all-time top scorer.

Asamoah Gyan scored his first international goal against Somalia on 16th November, 2003 at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra.

The former Sunderland forward has scored South Korea and Sudan than against any other nations, a total of four goals each.

Below is a list of all the 40 goals scored by Asamoah Gyan

1. 16th November 2003 WCQ/ANCQ Ghana 5-0 Somalia
      Scored a goal
2. 25 June 2004 Friendly Mozambique 0-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
3. 3 July 2004 WCQ/ANCQ        Uganda 1-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
4. 3 March 2005 Friendly Kenya 2-2 Ghana
          Scored a goal
5. 27 March 2005  WCQ/ANCQ  DR Congo 1-1 Ghana
          Scored a goal
6. 8 October 2005 WCQ/ANCQ     Cape Verde 0-4 Ghana

        Scored a goal
 
7. 14 November 2005 Friendly  Saudi Arabia 1-3 Ghana

          Scored two goals
8. 4 June 2006 Friendly South Korea 1-3 Ghana
          Scored a goal
9. 17 June 2006 WC Czech Republic 0-2 Ghana
         Scored a goal
10. 8 October 2006 Friendly South Korea 1-3 Ghana
           Scored two goals
11. 21 August 2007 Friendly Senegal 1-1 Ghana in London

         Scored a goal
12. 20 January 2008  ANC   Ghana 2-1 Guinea
Scored a goal
13. 9 September 2009  Friendly  Japan 4-3 Ghana in Netherlands 

        Scored a brace
14. 15 January 2010 ANC Ivory Coast 3-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
15. 24 January 2010 ANC Angola 0-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
16. 28 January 2010   ANC    Nigeria 0-1 Ghana
        Scored a goal
17. 1 June 2010    Friendly  Netherlands 4-1 Ghana

        Scored a goal
18. 13 June 2010 WC Serbia 0-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
19. 19 June 2010 WC Australia 1-1 Ghana
       Scored a goal
20. 26 June 2010 WC United States 1-2 Ghana
       Scored a goal
21. 29 March 2011 Friendly England 1-1 Ghana in London

        Scored a goal
22. 7 June 2011  Friendly South Korea 2-1 Ghana
      Scored a goal
23. 2 September 2011 ANCQ   Swaziland 2-0 Ghana
       Scored a goal
24. 8 October 2011 ANCQ   Sudan 0-2 Ghana
        Scored a goal
25. 28 January 2012 ANC  Mali 0-2 Ghana
       Scored a goal
26. 10 January 2013 Friendly Egypt 0-3 Ghana   in UAE

      Scored a goal
27. 13 January 2013 Friendly Tunisia 2-4 Ghana
      Scored a goal
28. 28 January 2013 Friendly Niger 0-3 Ghana
     Scored a goal
29. 24 March 2013 WCQ Ghana 4-0 Sudan
       Scored a goal
30. 7 June 2013 WCQ Sudan 1-3 Ghana
      Scored 2 goals
31. 16 June 2013 WCQ Lesotho 0-2 Ghana
     Scored a goal
32. 14 August 2013   Turkey 2-2 Ghana
      Scored two goals
33. 15 October 2013 WCQ Ghana 6-1 Egypt
        Scored two goals
34. 9th June, 2014 Friendly Ghana 4-0 South Korea in USA

       Scored a goal
35.21st June, 2014 WC  Germany 2-2 Ghana     
N/B: World Cup (WC), African Nations Cup (ANC), World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ), African Nations Cup Qualifiers (ANCQ),

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