Baffour Gyan

Ghanaian former professional footballer (born 1980)

Baffour Gyan
Gyan in May 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-02) 2 July 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Liberty Professionals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Liberty Professionals 0 (0)
1997–1998 AO Kalamata 16 (1)
1998–1999 Liberty Professionals
1999–2000 Anagennisi Karditsas 8 (0)
2000 Liberty Professionals 22 (1)
2000–2004 Slovan Liberec 62 (11)
2004–2006 Dynamo Moscow 40 (3)
2006–2009 Saturn Moscow 37 (2)
2010–2011 Asante Kotoko 33 (15)
2011–2013 Al-Nasr Benghazi 56 (23)
National team
2001–2008 Ghana 25 (4)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Baffour Gyan (born 2 July 1980) is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a striker.[2]

Club career

Gyan was born in Accra. He played for Dynamo Moscow, FC Saturn and Czech side Slovan Liberec.[3] After twelve years playing of playing football in Europe, he returned on 28 September 2009 back to his homeland Ghana and signed a three years contract with Asante Kotoko.[4]

International career

Gyan was a regular for Ghana and was part of the squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics. On 18 November 2007, he scored for Ghana in their 2–0 win against Togo in the Pre-2008 African Cup of Nations Tournament held in Accra, Ghana. He made 25 appearances for Ghana scoring 4 goals.

Personal life

He is the brother of Asamoah Gyan and attended the Adisadel College in Cape Coast Ghana.

In September 2014, Baffour Gyan handed himself over to the police when the Ashanti Regional Editor of the Daily Graphic, Daniel Kenu, accused him of having led some people to assault him: during a pre-match press conference for the black stars 2015 African Cup qualifier against Uganda, Kenu had asked Asamoah Gyan to clarify a rumour that he had a hand in the disappearance of his friend, Theophilus Tagoe alias 'Castro', a musician. Kenu said much later on, Baffour Gyan who had not been at the press conference, met him and assaulted him. Baffour denied the accusation. Though the case went to court, Kenu withdrew the case citing health reasons.[5]


  1. ^ Baffour Gyan at
  2. ^ Baffour Gyan at
  3. ^ Kotoko track Ghana's Appiah, Quincy Archived 17 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ My first game was difficult – Baffour Gyan
  5. ^ "Daniel Kenu withdraws assault case against Gyan".

External links

  • Baffour Gyan at Soccerbase Edit this at Wikidata
Ghana squads
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Ghana squad2002 African Cup of Nations
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Ghana men's football squad2004 Summer Olympics
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Ghana squad2008 Africa Cup of Nations third place