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RIP | Christian Gyan

Wrexham mourns the loss of former defender, aged 43.

29 December 2021

Wrexham AFC are saddened to hear of the passing of former defender Christian Gyan.

The Ghanaian, who had been living in the Netherlands, has today lost a battle with cancer at the age of just 43.

Born in Tema in Ghana, Gyan began his career with Ghapoda in his native country before moving to Holland with Feyenoord. He spent ten years in Rotterdam with spells on loan with Excelsior - and won the Eredivise and UEFA Cup whilst with De club aan de Maas.

In 2008 he joined Turun Palloseura in Finland before Dean Saunders brought the defender to North Wales in January 2009.

Gyan made his debut for the club in the FA Trophy in a 3-1 win at Workington before making his second and final appearance in the same competition - a 0-0 draw with Ebbsfleet - marking his only Racecourse appearance.

Gyan departed in the summer of 2009 before signing for Rovaniemen Palloseura in Finland and retired after a spell with amateur side RKSV Leonidas in Holland.

Capped eight times by his country, Christian was a cult-hero with a number of sides he played for and a superb talent throughout the 2000s.

Everyone at Wrexham AFC passes on their condolences to Christian's family, friends and fans.

Wrexham remembers, Christian Gyan.


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