The FIFA U17 World Cup winner died after losing his battle with cancer.
Wat een verschrikkelijk nieuws, brok in de keel.. RIP Christian Gyan! ♥️? pic.twitter.com/PM7ZsPaZnR
— Silvana Verstappen ♥️? (@SilvanaFRFC1908) December 29, 2021
Gyan who was also known as “Atta Rasta” died on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Netherlands where he has been living for most of his years.
Aged 43, Gyan was a member of the Ghana squad that won Gold at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Ecuador.
Rust in Vrede Christian Gyan, voor altijd 1 van ons ? pic.twitter.com/PJtboJi5e4
— Hilaire Belloc (@FeyeNody) December 29, 2021
Christian Gyan has died at the age of 43. RIP King pic.twitter.com/euLSN546EP
— Football 24/7 (@Foet247Benelux) December 29, 2021
Gyan signed for Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1996. During the following season he was sent on loan to Excelsior.
After only a couple of months Feyenoord recalled the defender, and he made his debut for Feyenoord that same season.
— Pierre van Hooijdonk (@pierrevh17) December 29, 2021
Gyan remained with Feyenoord for the next eight seasons where he became a “Cult Hero” after emerging to be fans favourite.
Rest In Power Christian Gyan ? https://t.co/EFe0Y1vgQM
— Rahman osman (@iamrahmanosman) December 29, 2021
The former Black Stars defender played in the 2002 UEFA Cup Final against Borussia Dortmund with Feyenoord winning 3-2 in the end.
Gyan also won a Dutch League Championship and a Johan Cruijff Schaal with Feyenoord during his time.
?Rest in peace, Christian Gyan?
1978 – 2021 pic.twitter.com/jJ81aegFmV
— KuipTalk (@KuipTalk) December 29, 2021
In September 2017 supporters of Feyenoord collected an amount of €35,000 for him to support his medical bills during an Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and NAC Breda.
Rust zacht, Christian Gyan. ♥️
We zullen je nooit vergeten…
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) December 29, 2021
Gyan played 23 matches for the Ghana senior national team.
— Patricia (@Donderdesign) December 29, 2021