In History: Asamoah Gyan Became Africa’s World Cup Highest Goal Scorer This Day


Its been two years Asamoah Gyan became Africa’s all-time top scorer in the history of the mundial following his score against Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

On Thursday 26th June, 2014, the Ghanaian striker scored with a header in the 57th minute in the match against Portugal to take his total World Cup goals to six.

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Ghana would have beat Portugal, if not for a late winner from Cristiano Ronaldo. Although the Al Ain forward’s goals were not enough to prevent the Black Stars’ from being eliminated, his achievement was a remarkable one.

In 2014

Asamoah Gyan became the leading scorer from an African country in World Cup history after he netted in Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in Brazil.

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He grabbed the envious position after gliding past Cameroon’s World Cup 5-time scorer, Roger Milla by scoring his sixth World Cup goals.

Gyan had already become the first African to score in three World Cup finals after his strike against Germany in Ghana’s previous Group G fixture.

Asamoah Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 48 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008,2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He helped his country to finish third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

We would also recall that it was during the 2014 in Brazil that midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home for disciplinary reasons.