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Gyan Refutes Ronaldo Record

Asamoah Gyan Refutes Cristiano Ronaldo Record

By David Kappel - Jun 19, 2018 01:23 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain on Friday, making the 2018 FIFA World Cup the ninth major tournament he has scored in, but Ghana's Asamoah Gyan has refuted the latest record widely attributed to the Portuguese.

Read: CR7 Writes World Cup History, Matches Gyan's Unbelievable Record

Ronaldo's triple in Portugal's 3-3 draw with the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners took his tally to six strikes in the competition's history. He has now found the back of the net at the tournament in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. In addition, he also scored at the UEFA European Championships in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, as well as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Following Ronaldo's three-goal showing, it was widely reported that he had become the first player to score in nine successive major international tournaments – eight if the Confed Cup is not considered a major tournament.

However, Ghana striker Gyan was, in fact, the first to score in nine different major showpieces, namely the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, as well as seven Africa Cups of Nations between 2008 and 2017.

The 32-year-old, whose country failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia, has since made his feelings known via Twitter, suggesting that he does not get the credit he deserves.

To date, Gyan is still the African with the most goals in World Cup history, having netted six times in his three finals appearances.

Do you think Gyan deserves more credit for his record? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jun 20, 2018 09:51 AM
Euro is four years apart
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Khizosky Joined: 28 Jul 2012
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Khizosky Jun 20, 2018 08:56 AM
and Gyan robbed Ghana the chance to play in the semi final
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Khizosky Jun 20, 2018 08:55 AM
stouter lekhosi Euro runs after 4 years buddy, not 2 years. it was played in 2012 won by Spain and in 2016 won by Portugal
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Stouter_LeKhosi Jun 20, 2018 08:10 AM
Actually @nazzi the second continental competitions run every two years world wide... only that africa runs on an odd-year calendar e.g. 2013, 2015, 2017, e.t.c whereas euro runs is 2012, 2014, 2016 e.t.c
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Redbeard Joined: 30 Nov 2011
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Redbeard Jun 20, 2018 06:01 AM
But you still missed a penalty that could've take Ghana through.
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RoMzaaaa Jun 19, 2018 09:47 PM
Dankie Asamoah...continue to expose the sheepish behaviour of publications like Soccerladuma...If one paper sings a certain tune,they follow without doing their own research. Don't allow them to bury you. Ronaldo is good,but he should not elevated at the expense of truth or facts.
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Gazankulu26 Jun 19, 2018 07:56 PM
Eh ka tika mos
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Jun 19, 2018 06:05 PM
@Thobz10, HE CAUSED GHANA NOT TO PROCEED TO THE FIRST FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP FINALS
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@azzaniawest Jun 19, 2018 06:02 PM
@July19, NOT RECOGNIZED, CAUSE SOME ARE SELFISH
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Jun 19, 2018 04:25 PM
When Gyan set this record, no one talked about it. Now that Cr7 has done it too...our own Africans are angry at him for raising a truly fair point.
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Makarina Jun 19, 2018 04:22 PM
Sorry man, we all know how we are disregarded in the game an everywhere else.
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bafana86 Jun 19, 2018 04:15 PM
overrated selfish cow
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July19 Jun 19, 2018 03:30 PM
Gyan has a point, africans are not recognized
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@azzaniawest Jun 19, 2018 02:56 PM
GYAN MUST GO TO HELL
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@azzaniawest Jun 19, 2018 02:54 PM
IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, HE'S THE ONE WHO OUT OF SELFISHLY ATTITUDE DENIED ONE OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN AFRICA THE ONLY CHANCE IN A CENTURY TO REACH FIFA WORLD CUP IN 2010, FORCE TO TAKE THAT PENALTY AND RIGHT NOW HE'S DEMANDING THE RIGHTS TO BE RECOGNIZED BUT THE HISTORY IS BUSY WITH CURRENT FIFA WORLD CUP PARTICIPANTS WITH THEIR STARS
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alizebucs1986 Jun 19, 2018 02:30 PM
Plus Cr7 has Scored in 4 Different World Cups Compared to 3 of Gyan
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nazzi the second Jun 19, 2018 02:11 PM
well The CAF is played every 2 year as compared to the euros which i think play once in 4 years,so clearly the baghana baghana star played in more tournaments
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Pirates_999 Jun 19, 2018 01:46 PM
I understand his frustration, but he mustn't still the attention from CR7 please

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