Top Five Ghanaian Players Who Have Made Their Mark In The Premier League

Top Five Ghanaian Players Who Have Made Their Mark In The Premier League

The most celebrated and exciting league in the world is the English Premier League. The EPL is also a top choice for punters on Betway betting platform. It consists of players from all over the world, and Ghanaian players are not an exception. They have contributed massively to the league. Several Ghanaian players have played in the league but below is a list of the top five whose contribution can never be easily forgotten:

Tony Yeboah

Tony Yeboah joined Leeds United in January 1995. He previously played for Eintracht Frankfurt. He was bought at 3.4 million GBP. While at Leeds United, he scored 32 goals in 66 appearances. He is still known as a hero for the Yorkshire club because of the goals he scored. Amongst some of his goals that were so remarkable were against Liverpool and Wimbledon in the 1995-1996 seasons. He always featured in Goal of the month in the premier league. In 1995-1996 seasons, the goal of the season was the one he scored against Wimbledon. Tony would definitely shape sports bettors’ decisions on Betway and other sportsbooks whenever he was on the matchday team sheet.

In September and October 1995, he won successive BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Month competitions. On 5th April 1995, he scored three hat-tricks for Leeds United. The first hat-trick was against Ipswich Town while the second was in the 1995-1996 UEFA Cup against Monaco. The third one came 11 days after the second hat-trick. It was against Wimbledon. Later on, Y6eboah was sold to Hamburger SV In September 1997.

Michael Essien

Michael Essien is another Ghanaian footballer who has played in the English Premier League. He joined Chelsea in 2005. At the time, he was the most expensive African footballer ever to be signed at 24.4 million GBP. Punters on Betway would fancy Chelsea’s chances to win whenever he played.

He has contributed immensely to Chelsea. He helped Chelsea to win the Premier League in the years 2006 and 2010. He also helped the team win one League cup and three FA Cups. In 2012, he emerged as the winner in the UEFA Champions League. He was the first runner up in the UEFA Champions League of 2008.

Essien has also won the Chelsea Goal of the Season award in the 2006-2007 season. He won the same title in the 2008-2009 seasons.

Asamoah Gyan

Gyan played for Sunderland. He joined the team on 31st August 2010. He was bought at 13 million GBP. In his first match against Wigan Athletic, he scored his first goal for Sunderland. It was after he substituted Danny Welbeck. On his first start with the premier league, he scored two goals for his team in a match against Stoke City. During a game with Tottenham, he scored an equalizer, and this made Sunderland move to seventh position in the premier league table.

On 16th January 2011, he equalized a goal against Newcastle United, which prevented the team from getting a second win against Sunderland. He has also scored against Stoke City and Wigan Athletic.

Andrew Ayew

Andrew Ayew joined Swansea City in August 2015. He scored against Manchester United and Chelsea and, hence, won the English Premier League’s best player in August 2015.

In the 2014/2015 season, he became the top scorer in his team, Swansea City. He was also a favorite for punters on Betway and other sports betting sites for his ability to influence the game. It is because of his performance that West Ham United gave him an offer. He was bought at 20.5 million GBP. So far, he has scored 21 goals in the Premier League. For this reason, he stands as the third top scorer from Ghana in the English Premier League.

Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew first joined Aston Villa before joining Swansea City. He scored a total of 14 Premier League goals for both Aston Villa and Swansea City. He later joined Crystal Palace on loan. He played for Crystal Palace in the half-season of the 2018/2019 season and scored one goal.

He has also scored goals against Arsenal and Manchester United. Currently, he is ranked in the same position as Tony Yeboah as the greatest Ghanaian scorer in the English Premier League with 24 goals.

Original Story on: GhanaSummary

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