Ghana’s Gyan dies at 43


Former Feyenoord and Wrexham star Christian Gyan has died of cancer at the age of just 43.

Gyan was born in Ghana but moved to Netherlands in the late 1990s to sign for Feyenoord, where he made 93 appearances.

A touch-tackling defender, Gyan helped the club win the Eredivisie in 1999 and the UEFA Cup in 2002.

He remained with Feyenoord until 2008 when he signed for Finnish side TPS.

In January 2009 he joined National League side Wrexham but only made two appearances before being released.

He later had spells with RoPS and Dutch amateur side RKSV Leonidas before hanging up his boots.

Gyan had been battling illness in the period leading up to his death and earlier this month posted on Facebook about his situation.

Former Feyenoord striker Bonaventure Kalou was among those to pay tribute to his former team-mate and friend.

“Rest in peace my friend, you fought hard. My thoughts go to Anita and the children,” Kalou wrote on Instagram.


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