Asamoah Gyan has revealed the greatest player he has ever watched in an exclusive interview with Pulse.com.gh.
The former Black Stars captain picked Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, saying he has not watched any player like him.
Gyan has played football at the highest level, having represented Ghana in three FIFA World Cups and seven Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and despite watching the likes of Maradona, Zidane, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play, the former Black Stars skipper has said that he will choose Ronaldo over any player on any day.
According to Asamoah Gyan in an exclusive interview with Pulse Ghana’s Thomas Freeman Yeboah, he hasn’t watched any player who is capable of doing anything with the ball like the Brazilian.
Ronaldo Ronaldo “Ronaldo, the Brazilian, any time any day. For me, I haven’t seen any player like him. Although, there have been a lot of players. I don’t think I have seen any player like him because a striker who can do anything at any time, the strength, the speed, the dribbling abilities, the finishing, skills. it was amazing,” the former Sunderland striker told Pulse Ghana.
“When I was in SSS I learnt a skill from him that I was using it to do my stuff even in the Ghana Premier League that defenders couldn’t catch me.
“I learnt a lot of things from him, tricks from him. For me, I think he is my best player of all-time.”
Asamoah Gyan was fortunate to play against his idol Luis Ronaldo in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in a game which ended 3-0 in favour of Brazil as the former Real Madrid striker scored and broke Gerd Muller’s long-standing record in the mundial as the greatest scorer in the competition.
However, Miroslav Klose smashed Ronaldo’s 15-goal record in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and emerged as the all-time top scorer with 16 goals.
Gyan is also Africa’s all-time top scorer in the FIFA World Cup with six goals (6) surpassed Roger Milla in the 2014 Mundial staged in Brazil.